The following email was sent to the Law School community on March 10, 2020.
Dear Law School Community:
I am writing to let you know that, in the last day, a member of our faculty has tested positive for coronavirus. The faculty member is not teaching at the Law School this semester, and the faculty member has not been on campus in the last week. However, the faculty member was on campus on a handful of occasions between eight and fifteen days ago. The relatively few people with whom the faculty member was in direct contact on those occasions have been notified.
This is the first positive test of which we are aware in our community, which is why I’m writing to all of you. If we learn of other positive tests, we will continue the practice of notifying those within our community known to have had close contact with the person in question.
I know this novel virus is a source of concern for our community. As circumstances evolve, we will continue to follow the guidance of health authorities and the University. Any member of our community with questions should feel free to reach out via email@example.com, which is being closely monitored by senior staff.
Trevor W. Morrison
Eric M. and Laurie B. Roth Professor of Law
New York University School of Law