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Stone Cox (center), student member of the LSU Board of Supervisors, asks a question during a walking tour of classrooms in Coates Hall set up in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines on LSU's campus on Friday, August 14, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La.

On Friday, LSU reported 123 new coronavirus cases between Sept. 2-3, according to a tracker on the university website. Student government president Stone Cox said he tested positive for the virus  in a video posted by the university on Twitter.  

Cox said in the video that, after filling out LSU's TIGER Check Daily Symptom Checker, he realized he needed to get tested. He got tested at one of LSU's testing locations and the result came back positive. 

"Thanks to carrying out my daily symptom checker and going to get a test very quickly and isolating, I was able to slow the spread of coronavirus," Cox said in the video. 

LSU offers free coronavirus testing daily at the corner of Tower Drive and Free Speech Alley in front of the Student Union. The university is asking students, faculty and staff to use their app daily to check for symptoms and report cases. 


Contact Kennedi Landry at klandry@theadvocate.com.