A university employee who works in the School of Veterinary Medicine building has been diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and university officials are cooperating fully with Public Health Madison & Dane County and other public health officials.

“We’re working closely with UW-Madison to ensure the campus community is aware of the situation, and we are following-up with people who have been in close contact with this individual,” said Janel Heinrich, Director of Public Health Madison & Dane County, in a statement.

The employee recently traveled to a country with widespread transmission of coronavirus, according to a press release from the university, and the employee is currently isolated at home.  Public Health will be identifying close contacts and these individuals will be asked to do daily symptom and temperature checks and isolate themselves.