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University of North Texas Hurley Administration Building.

Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in connection with the University of North Texas. 

So far, three cases of the virus have been confirmed in connection with the university. The first was a student who had traveled to New Orleans for spring break. 

According to a UNT release sent Thursday afternoon, one person infected is a university staffer, and the other is a student. 

The staffer had not worked on campus for the past 10 days, had no interaction with students and had "very little" interaction with other university staff, according to the announcement. 

Sixteen people who worked in the same building as the staffer and might have been exposed to the virus were notified by university officials.

Leigh Anne Gullett, a university spokeswoman, said only one of the 16 had been in what might be considered a close environment with the worker.

Gullett declined to provide more information about the staffer, citing medical privacy.

The student had not been on campus since mid-March, according to the release. It was not immediately clear how either person contracted the virus. The student completed the mandatory self-isolation. 

"It is very important to follow the guidelines set forth by Denton County's shelter-at-home order," the notice read. "Students living in residence halls must comply."

— Marshall Reid

MARSHALL REID can be reached at 940-566-6862 and via Twitter at @MarshallKReid.

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