This is surprising, considering Harvard closed its campus so early.

NBC News in Boston reports:

Harvard’s President Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Harvard University President Larry Bacow has tested positive for coronavirus.

Bacow published a statement on Tuesday saying that he and his wife Adele tested positive on Monday after experiencing symptoms on Sunday.

“We will be taking the time we need to rest and recuperate during a two-week isolation at home. I am blessed with a great team, and many of my colleagues will be taking on more responsibility over the next few weeks as Adele and I focus on just getting healthy,” Bacow wote.

Bacow and his wife began working from home and limiting contact with others on March 14, according to the statement.

The university president says it is currently unclear how he and his wife contracted the virus.


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