Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow and his wife were positive for corona virus. They have a cough, fever, and muscle aches but don’t know the source of the infection.
CNN reported on March 24, Principal Lawrence S. Bacow sent a mail to Harvard students, said that he and his wife, Adele Fleet Bacow, have tested positive for corona virus.
On March 22, they started showing symptoms of cough, fever, and muscle aches. A day later, the couple met a doctor. The same day, they received test results. Soon after, they announced to the Harvard community.
In the email, he wrote they did not know the source of the infection and had stayed at home, restricting contact with others since March 14.
In the next two weeks, they will isolate themselves at home, taking time to rest and recover.
“I am fortunate to have a great team. My colleagues will take on more responsibilities over the next few weeks so that Adele and I can focus on taking care of our health,” he said.
As of March 24 afternoon, Harvard had 18 people with Covid-19. On March 17, Mr. Bacow announced that the school would switch to online teaching after the winter break, and encouraged students not to return to the school.
Students are required to move out of the dormitory, due on March 22. Staff for a number of divisions, including the administrative center, started working from home on March 23.
In addition, Mr. Bacow recommends that the virus can “kill anyone”, so Harvard students and staff should be alert, follow the instructions, and limit contact with others.
“The world needs your courage, creativity and intelligence to defeat the virus – hopefully every one of us is healthy,” he ended the letter to the Harvard community.