PSU student self-quarantined after studying abroad in Spain

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A Pittsburg State University student has a little less than a week left of being quarantined after returning home from Spain last Friday.

Riley Zerr spent the past seven months studying abroad in Albacete, a town about three hours east of Madrid.

She says she took an emergency flight home after the country came under a travel ban due to heightened cases of the coronavirus.

Upon arrival in the U.S., the Crawford County Health Department and PSU informed Zerr she would need to self-isolate for two weeks, but she says that’s nothing compared to the situation in Spain.

“There are people in my city getting 2,000 eruo fines for leaving their houses without justification and, you know, at least I can go into my backyard here so there’s a huge difference in how the governments are handling it,” she said.

Zerr is still working remotely and taking classes through her university in Spain.