By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:34 GMT, 3 March 2020 | Updated: 16:43 GMT, 3 March 2020
A private school in Rhode Island is in panic mode after a teacher and teenage girl tested positive for coronavirus following a study trip to Italy.
Neither the teacher nor the girl have been named but both are from Saint Raphael Academy, a private prep school near Providence.
A third person who is connected to the school and went on the trip as a chaperone is also being tested for the virus after showing some symptoms.
At first, staff told parents and students not to worry or read into media reports about the potential case.
Saint Raphael Academy near Providence, Rhode Island, is closed after a teacher and student tested positive for coronavirus
A view of the empty cafeteria inside the school on Monday. It is closed for the next few days
After the staff member and a 16-year-old girl who was also on the trip were confirmed cases, they school announced it would be closing for a week.