UCLA student tests positive for COVID-19

Royce Hall on the campus of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is seen on March 11, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block confirmed Tuesday that a UCLA student has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.

"The individual is a student who lives in off-campus, non–university-owned housing, and is receiving proper care at a local hospital," said a letter published by Block.

"As was the case with the first member of our community who contracted COVID-19, please know that consistent with the protocols for infectious disease response, anyone identified as having had close contact with this individual will be notified if they need to be isolated or tested," the letter continued.

"I know these are difficult and even scary times. I want you to know that you are part of a community that cares about you. The best way to get through situations like this is together — sharing information, support and even our strength when others need it. Your commitment, selflessness and resilience represent the very best of UCLA," Block ended the letter.

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