Two Cal Poly students were instructed to self-quarantine for a 14 day period after returning to campus, "from an area of the country with a high number of known infections," said Matt Lazier, Cal Poly spokesperson.
The students currently aren't showing symptoms of COVID-19, but the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department wanted to take an abundance of caution.
The university isn't releasing if the students live on or off-campus or where they were traveling from prior to their return.
"The university is providing those students with all appropriate support while also continuing to plan and work toward maintaining the health and well being of all campus community members," said Lazier.
Cal Poly recently told KSBY that they plan to take a "wait and see approach" in response to the coronavirus, as there haven't been any confirmed cases in San Luis Obispo County.
However, university president Jeffery Armstrong sent an email Tuesday advising students to refrain from traveling and instead remain on campus during the upcoming spring break.