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Northeastern Student Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Northeastern University sophomore Philip Thomas, of Hamden, Conn., front, pulls a cart of belongings as he moves out of his residence hall as classmate Jarrett Anderson, of Las Vegas, left, assists him, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Boston. Students have been asked by the school to move out of residence halls out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. (Steven Senne/AP)
Northeastern University sophomore Philip Thomas, of Hamden, Conn., front, pulls a cart of belongings as he moves out of his residence hall as classmate Jarrett Anderson, of Las Vegas, left, assists him, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Boston. Students have been asked by the school to move out of residence halls out of concern about the spread of the coronavirus. (Steven Senne/AP)

Northeastern University informed its students Sunday night that a student living off campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The university said the student had returned to campus from spring break on March 9 and has been in isolation since Thursday, March 12.

Northeastern said Boston public health officials are working to trace the student's movements since returning to campus.

Over the weekend, Northeastern reversed itself and told students they must leave campus for the rest of the academic year by Tuesday afternoon.

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