A faculty member at Manhattan’s prestigious Juilliard School has tested positive for the coronavirus, the music conservancy’s president announced Tuesday.
“I write to you to share that last night we learned that a faculty member in the College Division has been diagnosed with COVID-19,” Juilliard’s President Damian Woetzel wrote in an email to the school community.
Woetzel noted the infected staffer had not been on campus in over 14 days — longer than it usually takes for coronavirus symptoms to develop after first exposure.
Nonetheless, “out of an abundance of caution,” the school is contacting anybody the patient may have come into contact at its Lincoln Center campus, he said.
Juilliard had already opted to switch remote to classes beginning Monday and lasting for at least two weeks.
All other in-person activities, including performances, that fall between March 16 to March 29 have also been suspended.