St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens has placed some people under quarantine after they came into contact with a student who had recently returned from Italy.
In a statement Tuesday, the university said the student passed screening tests when leaving Italy and after arriving in the U.S., and was not tested for COVID-19 since he was not exhibiting symptoms.
University officials said the student, his roommate, and members of staff who came in contact with him would be undergoing a mandatory 14-day quarantine on campus. The students will take courses remotely and will have meals delivered.
The school is also taking a number of steps to deal with coronavirus concerns, including canceling all university sponsored trips abroad, limiting large group gatherings, and hiring a professional cleaning staff to come and disinfect the campus.
"For St. Thomas University the safety, health and well-being of our university community is of the upmost importance," the school said in a statement.
All classes at the university remain as scheduled.