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Three UCLA Students in Self-Isolation, Being Tested for Coronavirus

A view of the facade of Royce Hall on the grounds of the UCLA college campus
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WESTWOOD (CNS) - Three UCLA students are being tested for coronavirus by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and all three were in self-isolation this morning, according to the school's chancellor.

"To be clear, no one on the UCLA campus has tested positive for COVID-19," Chancellor Gene Block said in an email sent to the campus community this morning.

The department was working to return test results quickly, Block added.

"Understandably, some of you may be wondering about the status of classes and campus operations in general," Block said. "We are actively monitoring and responding to the situation and will continue to follow the guidance of public health agencies. At this time, there have been no recommendations by LACDPH to suspend campus operations, including modifying class schedules.

Block assured staff and students that "the safety and well-being of the entire UCLA community remains our top priority" and said updates would continue to be posted on the school's COVID-19 website.

He also urged anyone who develops flu-like symptoms to seek medical attention.

UCLA will be hosting a meeting Monday to address student and faculty inquiries on COVID-19.

The university updated travel restrictions Thursday, barring travel to all regions with Level 3 warnings, including mainland China, South Korea, Italy and Iran and discouraged nonessential international travel.

The Nowruz celebration scheduled to take place on campus Sunday was cancelled Wednesday.

All meet-and-greet events with UCLA athletes were cancelled until further notice, but all games and matches would continue as scheduled, the university said Wednesday.

Top Image: A view of the facade of Royce Hall on the grounds of the UCLA College Campus.|Ted Soqui/Corbis/Getty Images

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