ARIZONA NEWS

ASU President Crow says concern level over coronavirus at school is low

Feb 3, 2020, 5:30 PM | Updated: Mar 9, 2020, 11:56 am

Dayana Henriquez and Daniel Oh wear medical masks Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Arizona State Universi...

Dayana Henriquez and Daniel Oh wear medical masks Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at Arizona State University days after a member of the school's community was diagnosed with a contagious virus following a trip to China. (KTAR News Photo/Griselda Zetino)

(KTAR News Photo/Griselda Zetino)

PHOENIX — Arizona State University President Michael Crow said concern over coronavirus at the school is low more than a week after a member of the community was diagnosed with the illness.

Crow told KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Gaydos and Chad on Monday that no additional cases of the illness have been reported since someone was diagnosed on Jan. 26 after returning from a trip to China.

It was the first reported case in Arizona.

“We’re not seeing lots of students showing symptoms and a lot of time has passed since we started class,” Crow said. “Our concern level isn’t high at the moment.”

Worry over coronavirus on campus grew last week, with some students wearing face masks as a precaution.

Several stores around the Tempe campus even sold out of the masks.

Crow said the school has been working to calm the fear of the illness, which saw the first person-to-person spread in the United States happen in Chicago on Thursday.

The illness came from Wuhan, China, and has killed more than 300 across the world.

Crow said more than 3,000 Chinese students attend ASU.

“Because this new virus happens to be emanating out of China, it creates anxiety of the unknown,” Crow said. “There’s just a general anxiety for humans when they encounter something new.”

Crow said that the school is in hourly contact with the Arizona Department of Health Services, monitoring for the possibility of more cases.

The school has also been in touch with anyone who may have come in contact with the individual with coronavirus, Crow said.

“We’re approaching this carefully and diligently, but at the moment we think things are under control,” Crow said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to wipe out all unfunded pension debt fo...

KTAR.com

Maricopa County votes to wipe out unfunded pension debt for retiring law enforcement

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last week to wipe out all unfunded pension debt for retiring law enforcement employees.

3 hours ago

A woman was rescued 36 hours after her car crashed about 200 feet down an embankment in Arizona. (P...

KTAR.com

Woman rescued 36 hours after car crashes 200 feet down embankment in Arizona

A woman was rescued 36 hours after her car crashed about 200 feet down an embankment in Arizona, authorities said Monday.

7 hours ago

Smoke billowed over north Phoenix after an abandoned restaurant caught fire in north Phoenix on Jun...

KTAR.com

Abandoned restaurant catches fire, billows smoke over north Phoenix

Smoke billowed over north Phoenix after an abandoned restaurant caught fire in north Phoenix on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

9 hours ago

pool party in the Valley Arizona liability homeowner...

Serena O'Sullivan

Homeowners can be held liable for drownings, injuries in their pools, Phoenix attorney says

Want to host a pool party in the Valley this summer? You can be held liable if someone injures themselves or drowns in your pool.

9 hours ago

Herman Campbell is the subject of a Silver Alert issued June 17, 2024, in Phoenix....

KTAR.com

Silver Alert issued for Phoenix man with medical condition who went missing over weekend

Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for a 65-year-old Phoenix man with a medical condition who went missing.

11 hours ago

Leaving a child in a hot car lands Mesa woman in jail, police say...

Serena O'Sullivan

Mesa woman left her child in car that measured 129 degrees, police say

Nichole Yazzie, a 32-year-old Mesa mother, was accused by authorities of leaving a child in a hot car during an excessive heat warning.

11 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

...

Sanderson Ford

3 new rides for 3 new road trips in Arizona

It's time for the Sanderson Ford Memorial Day sale with the Mighty Fine 69 Anniversary, as Sanderson Ford turned 69 years old in May.

...

Condor Airlines

Condor Airlines can get you smoothly from Phoenix to Frankfurt on new A330-900neo airplane

Adventure Awaits! And there's no better way to experience the vacation of your dreams than traveling with Condor Airlines.

...

Collins Comfort Masters

Here’s 1 way to ensure your family is drinking safe water

Water is maybe one of the most important resources in our lives, and especially if you have kids, you want them to have access to safe water.

ASU President Crow says concern level over coronavirus at school is low