Rutgers University president tests positive for COVID-19

Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway

Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Holloway said he learned he had tested positive on Sunday, and believes he contracted the virus at home.

“Even with an initial negative test result, I have been in strict self-quarantine since being made aware of exposure this past Wednesday,” he said in an email to the campus community. “Everyone with whom I had contact since my own exposure has been notified and tested.”

Holloway said his symptoms are minimal, like a common cold.

“I will continue to self-quarantine and closely monitor any health changes. I will be paring back my schedule for the next ten days in order to get proper rest at home and return to full health,” he said. “There can be no doubt that defeating this virus will require the adequate and efficient distribution of vaccines like those already in use that are proven to be 95 percent effective.”