UMD closes office in Discovery District as a building worker is tested for coronavirus

An individual who works in the University of Maryland’s Manokin building has been tested for coronavirus, according to an email sent to Division of Information Technology staff late Wednesday.

The test results for the employee, who does not work for the university, are pending, according to the email.

“UMD leaders are informed,” wrote vice president and chief information officer Jeff Hollingsworth in the email. “We are in constant contact with the MNK building landlord and state and county health departments, and the university will notify the community immediately if we learn of any confirmed case.”

As of Wednesday afternoon, there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the University of Maryland’s campus, according to a university spokesperson.

Division of Information Technology employees who work in the Manokin building, which is located in the Discovery District, will not be able to access their office temporarily, according to the email.

Employees who work in the building were asked to work remotely on Thursday, according to the email.

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