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Agnes Scott College President Admitted To Hospital After Testing Positive For COVID-19

Agnes Scott College joins a growing list of higher education institutions in Georgia that will only offer online classes this fall due to COVID-19 concerns.
Agnes Scott College joins a growing list of higher education institutions in Georgia that will only offer online classes this fall due to COVID-19 concerns.
Credit Judy Thompson / courtesy of Agnes Scott College Office of Communications

The president of a local private women’s liberal arts college has tested positive for COVID-19.

Beth Holder, who chairs the board of trustees at Agnes Scott College, confirmed President Leocadia Zak’s diagnosis on Friday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

Holder told show host Rose Scott that Zak tested positive earlier this week and is recovering at Emory University Hospital.

Zak’s diagnosis comes as the number of COVID-19 cases surges in the state of Georgia. On Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported 4,813 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 399 hospitalizations and 82 deaths.

Holder says the board of trustees and Agnes Scott College staff will continue with the school’s operations as Zak recovers.

Guest:

  • Beth Holder, chair of the board of trustees at Agnes Scott College

To listen to the full conversation, please click the audio player.