Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow said Tuesday he and his wife have tested positive for the new coronavirus.

In a note to Harvard community members Bacow said the couple began experiencing symptoms, including coughs, fevers and chills Sunday and contacted their doctors Monday before being were quickly administered tests the same day.

They received results Tuesday, Bacow said, and neither know how they contracted the virus.

Bacow and his wife began social distancing and working from home March 14, and he said “far fewer people crossed our paths recently than is usually the case.”

“We will be taking the

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