Coronavirus infects New Orleans journalism conference attendee
A person who attended a journalism conference in New Orleans last week has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
In a statement, officials with the Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) with the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia said one of its members who attended The National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) 2020 conference in New Orleans last week has tested presumptively positive for the novel virus, or COVID-19. The IRE on Tuesday said the final results were pending from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
“IRE is notifying conference attendees now so that individuals can make their own decisions on how best to proceed,” officials said in a statement.
“The attendee traveled from within the United States to the conference in New Orleans and was present from Thursday (March 5) until Saturday afternoon (March 7). Based on …continued .
[Source: Fox News]