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Law Grad Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 After Sitting For Bar Exam Speaks Out
Posted on Friday July 31, 2020
It was completely predictable. We knew this was going to happen. I just didn’t know it was going to be me. I would think it was allergies if it weren’t for that I had just tested positive for COVID. I feel horrible that this has happened and I was involved in it.
— Sydney Donovan, a recent University of Denver Sturm College of Law graduate, commenting on the fact that she learned of her positive COVID-19 diagnosis as soon as she finished sitting for the bar exam in Colorado. Donovan had no idea she was sick and says she would have stayed home if she knew she had COVID. “I felt, I think, as (reasonably confident) as I think anyone can coming out of the bar exam,” she said. “It’s a really tough test.”
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