Students and staff at the University of New England are being tested for the Coronavirus.
In a statement issued by the University this week, UNE said some staff and students have "sensibly chosen to self-isolate despite having no known exposure to COVID-19 virus."
Those staff and students are currently undergoing testing, UNE Vice Chancellor and CEO Professor Brigid Heywood said.
"We commend these individuals for their responsible actions in following public health advice. They are being supported by university staff," she said.
The University also confirmed it has a plan in place to deal with a potential outbreak of the deadly virus, which threatens to turn into a global pandemic.
One option many Australian universities have considered: closing.
In a statement UNE confirmed it has a plan in place "which considers various scenarios and stages as the situation evolves in NSW".
If ordered by authorities to close, UNE has the ability to do so while continuing the core operations of the university online, it said.
Around 90 international students at UNE have been trapped overseas by a travel ban issued by the Australian government.
They're among as many as 100,000 international students stuck overseas, effectively in quarantine.
The university said it is also working to keep students on campus safe.
"We are working closely with Hunter New England Health and reinforcing respectful social distancing and best practice public health protocols," Professor Heywood said.
Three Australians have died of the virus so far, with 74 Australians infected.