The school's director of health services says the student was admitted to the hospital on Monday as a precaution.
"I made the decision to admit one of our students with very minor symptoms to the hospital for a comprehensive evaluation of a respiratory virus. As part of that evaluation, they will be testing for 2019-nCoV," said the college in a health update.
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The individual is said to be in very good condition and poses a low risk to the campus in Easton.
The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 28,200 people globally.