According to Prairie Public Broadcasting, The University of Mary In Bismarck is closing their campus in Rome amid the COVID-19 virus. They have made the decision to teompoarily close the campus and bring the students back to the United States until this is all over.

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a “Level 3 Travel Warning” for Italy, and a “Do Not Travel” for some parts of Northern Italy. Dr. David Tamisea said, "Once it became clear to us that there may be a risk to our students, the possibility of being exposed to the virus, but also the possibility the students would not be able to return, we made a decision that it would be best to close the program and give our students an opportunity to return home."

There are 25 students at the Rome campus. Hopefully this ends soon so people can travel where they want and so students can go back to that campus.