UMKC student tests positive for coronavirus

Lucas Cuni-Mertz

A UMKC student has tested positive for COVID-19, Chancellor Agrawal announced. 

The student, who does not live on campus, is being treated in isolation. 

Agrawal said the university is working closely with public health officials, who will reach out to those who may have had contact with the individual and help those found to be at risk. 

“Although campus is now closed, UMKC continues to strongly encourage our campus community to follow the social distancing regulations now in effect in Missouri and Kansas,” Agrawal said. “We know the growing number of cases nationally and in our region is concerning. While these concerns are understandable, it is extremely important to remain calm.”

There are now 60 cases in Jackson County and 358 statewide, including eight deaths. 

Students with questions or concerns can contact the Student Health and Wellness Center at 816-235-6133. More information is available on the UMKC coronavirus web page