First confirmed coronavirus case hits LSU

LSU Division of Strategic Communications reported the first positive case of coronavirus within the LSU student body Friday, March 20.

The individual is a grad student who takes online classes but works an on-campus job.

The student has not been on campus since March 7.

Interim President Tom Galligan says the LSU cleaning staff has escalated their procedures and are cleaning more frequently.

"Your health, safety, and success are our guiding principles in every decision we make. Thanks for being a fantastic community. You inspire me. We will get through this," says President Galligan.