More than 100 students at Johnson & Wales University have been quarantined after 31 people who attend the school's Providence campus tested positive for COVID-19.
University officials announced the quarantine measures Wednesday evening, adding that the students who tested positive all lived in off-campus housing and are experiencing mild symptoms.
More on the Coronavirus in Rhode Island
Other COVID-19 clusters have been reported at Providence College and the University of Rhode Island, where students have gathered in groups off-campus.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on says irresponsible behavior by young people is a leading factor in a recent increase in infections.
On Thursday, state health officials reported three new deaths and another 170 positive coronavirus cases. There have now been 1,117 fatalities statewide and 24,914 cases.