CNA Staff, Oct 2, 2020 / 15:09 pm
Father John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame, has tested positive for coronavirus, the university said in an email to students Oct. 2.
Jenkins had been voluntarily self-quarantining since attending the Sept. 26 Supreme Court nomination ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett, a Notre Dame law professor, held at the White House Rose Garden.
According to the email obtained by CNA, one of Jenkins' colleagues with whom he has been in regular contact tested positive for COVID-19. Jenkins was subsequently tested and also received a positive result.
Jenkins said his symptoms are "mild" and that he plans to continue to work from home. A university spokesman declined to comment further.