Six Platteville Students Being Monitored for Coronavirus

Six Platteville Students Being Monitored for Coronavirus


By Pat Kreitlow

January 23, 2020

Not ill, not quarantined after arriving from China

Six UW-Plattville students who recently returned from China are having their temperatures monitored regularly to ensure they did not catch the coronavirus, according to a report from Wisconsin Public Radio.

Coronavirus can cause potentially lethal respiratory infections and is blamed for at least 17 deaths and 500 cases of illness in China.

The WPR report cites a communications official at UW-Platteville as saying the exchange students live in the same residence hall but are not being quarantined and show no signs of illness. Two of the students are from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak is centered, the report said.

The students were screened upon arrival at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, one of five U.S. airports where passengers arriving from China are being screened. The others are in New York (JFK), Atlanta, Los Angeles and San Francisco.


  • Pat Kreitlow

    The Founding Editor of UpNorthNews, Pat was a familiar presence on radio and TV stations in western Wisconsin before serving in the state Legislature. After a brief stint living in the Caribbean, Pat and wife returned to Chippewa Falls to be closer to their growing group of grandchildren. He now serves as UNN's chief political correspondent and host of UpNorthNews Radio, airing weekday mornings 6 a.m.-8 a.m on the Civic Media radio network and the UpNorthNews Facebook page.

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