KEY POINTS

  • The students attended an event in Washington D.C last week where they have possibly been exposed to the virus
  • They were informed about the possible exposure as soon as they returned
  • They didn't exhibit any signs of contraction as of Sunday

Ten students of California State University, Long Beach, were in self-quarantine due to concerns of possible exposure to the coronavirus, the university announced Sunday.

The students took part in an event, which took place last week in Washington D.C, where three attendees later tested positive for COVID-19. The students, however, didn’t exhibit any symptoms. They were notified about their possible exposure after they returned which led them to the decision.

"We are in ongoing communication with them and we are closely monitoring their health status," the university said. "The students are currently asymptomatic."

It said no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 were detected on the campus earlier. The management was constantly communicating with the students and keeping a track of their health status. It was also bolstering cleaning and disinfecting efforts and readied custodial disinfection equipment as part of preventive measures.

Meanwhile, Columbia University suspended classes until Wednesday and was planning to conduct remote classes for the rest of the week after a person at the institute was quarantined on suspicion of contracting the virus. University President Lee Bollinger said the individual wasn’t diagnosed with the virus so far.

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