Montana State, schools cancel travel; students returning from abroad asked to self-quarantine

Montana State University and two Bozeman schools have cancelled international trips due to concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus, and students studying in Italy will cut their trip short.

Seventeen MSU art students and one professor in Italy are leaving Rome this week, and have been asked to self-quarantine off-campus for 14 days when they return stateside. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control labeled the country high-risk for widespread transmission of the respiratory illness. Any MSU student traveling from a high-risk country, including South Korea and China, is asked to self-quarantine as a precautionary measure.

Nationwide restrictions on travel, business and school operations are in effect in Italy until April 3, according to the Associated Press.