What we know about Barton community college’s death and the coronavirus outbreak
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AUSTIN, Texas – Itawamba Community College’s president and dean are the first two people to be diagnosed with coronaviral illness at the community college since coronaviruses became common.
The Texas Department of State Health Services on Thursday announced the deaths of John Harkness and Lisa Marie Wray, the president and vice president of the Barton Community College.
Harkness, 56, and Wray both have been hospitalized with COVID-19, and they are in the intensive care unit at Baylor University Medical Center, the health department said.
The department said the department will provide updates about their conditions and progress over the next several days.
The college’s president, Dr. Kevin McKeown, said in a statement that he and his wife are thankful to have the health care professionals who care for us.
The couple had worked for Barton since 1978.
In 2010, Barton hosted the “Lone Star College” event that brought together students from Texas schools and community colleges to learn about COVID and help with the coronacovirus outbreak.
AUSTIN, Texas – Itawamba Community College’s president and dean are the first two people to be diagnosed with coronaviral illness…
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