Two students at Dalhousie University have tested positive for COVID-19.
The students live off campus in Halifax and have been isolating, according to a release from the university Sunday.
“The students are studying virtually and are not associated with our residence community,” the release said.
The release said Nova Scotia Public Health has not discovered any campus locations where there might have been an exposure.
The university reminded its students that the Halifax area is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, which has been driven by socialization, especially among the 18-35 age group.
The release also reminded students that large gatherings and parties put people at risk.
“Our student community is at increased risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 right now,” it said.
Premier Stephen McNeil has announced that residents in the Halifax Regional Municipality will be limited to five people gathering in a close social group without physical distancing beginning Monday. Ten people could gather without physical distancing before Friday’s announcement.
There are 33 known active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.