UT-Austin reports 3 clusters with about 100 total positive COVID-19 cases in West Campus

UT reported three coronavirus case clusters in West Campus with collectively about 100 positive cases on Thursday morning.

The University declined to communicate the addresses of the clusters, citing state and federal privacy laws, according to the announcement. 

The people who tested positive are isolated and receiving medical attention, according to the announcement.

University Health Services, Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin are actively conducting contact tracing to inform people who have been in close contact with the positive cases. Close contacts are defined as people who have been less than 6 feet from the positive person for at least 15 minutes starting from two days before symptoms appeared or a positive result was collected.

“The University is committed to providing community members with relevant information about significant clusters that pose health and safety risks so they can make informed and healthy decisions in their daily lives,” the announcement said.

Editor’s note: An update to this story can be found here.