University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release.
DiStefano, who has “mild symptoms,” was in isolation at home, the university said. His daughter also tested positive for the virus on Tuesday.
“I went with my family to participate in the campus monitoring program and am grateful we did,” DiStefano said in the release. “Without it, we may not have known we needed to complete diagnostic testing. We are participating in contact tracing, and I encourage our campus community to use the campus monitoring program.”
CU offers saliva-based monitoring tests to students, faculty and staff and their immediate family or household members.
“Like many others, I have been following public health advice and have taken this pandemic very seriously,” DiStefano said. “Our family’s situation is a reminder of how important it is to continue to follow public health guidance and to get tested.”