CCU president tests positive for COVID-19, according to university

CDC recommends masks in public settings

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Coastal Carolina University President Michael Benson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to information from the college.

CCU staff said Benson learned of the positive result Thursday morning and is isolating at home.

“I am very hopeful those I have been around of late will remain healthy” Benson said.

He stressed he would continue to work via virtual meetings other technologies “to keep pace with our 100-day schedule.”

Benson urged everyone to continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of wearing a mask, practicing social distancing and frequently washing their hands.

“The surrounding communities are seeing a lot more cases than last fall. Let’s make sure we stay on track here at CCU, taking all the steps we can every day to prevent the spread of coronavirus,” he said.

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