LWTech students may have been exposed to coronavirus

A faculty member and about 16 nursing students were at Life Care Center of Kirkland last week.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) students may have been exposed to coronavirus after visiting Life Care Center of Kirkland last week.

According to LWTech, a nursing faculty member and some 16 nursing students were at Life Care Center of Kirkland late last week.

As reported Feb. 29, there have been confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) at the center.

“Our faculty have been in contact with those students, as well as college administration. Currently, the college is awaiting guidance from King County Public Health in order to provide information and guidance to our faculty and students,” LWTech president Dr. Amy Morrison said in a press release. “The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our priority, so as a precautionary measure, we are disinfecting the college campus tomorrow.”

As of March 1, Morrison she and the college’s executive cabinet announced the campus will be closed March 2 and 3 to continue disinfecting and cleaning.

“The executive cabinet and I have made the decision, with support from the Board to Trustees, out of an abundance of caution to close the LWTech campus tomorrow, March 2 and Tuesday, March to continue disinfecting and cleaning the campus,” Morrison said in a release. “In addition to closing the campus tomorrow and Tuesday, we are also canceling all large community and college events for the week. This includes the annual Open House scheduled for Thursday, and the employee Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion professional development training and In-Service on Friday. Students, faculty and staff have been notified.”


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