COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA)- Leaders at the Mississippi University for Women are enacting their quarantine plan after a coronavirus outbreak on campus.
President Nora Miller said there are currently seven coronavirus cases on campus, but everyone has been transmitted off campus.
This week, the University said in a press release that four nursing students tested positive for the coronavirus. Miller said the four nursing students were asymptomatic, but were identified through contact tracing.
“We have to consider this an outbreak and we had to advise the entire class to go into quarantine,” said Miller.
Miller said State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs said three or more coronavirus cases are considered an outbreak. Now the university is taking action to slow the spread of the virus.
Part of the University's quarantine plan is to house students in a building on campus where they can self-isolate or quarantine.
“We knew it was going to happen and we’ve been preparing for this since May and we put our plans into action,” she said.
Miller said everyone on campus has been cleaning classrooms, social distancing and wearing masks.