BISMARCK, N.D. — Three people in North Dakota are being monitored for symptoms of the coronavirus.
According to the North Dakota Department of Health, the three people have voluntarily quarantined themselves.
"During this process, the individuals will stay out of public places and will be checked on every day to monitor for illness," said Kirby Kruger, director of the state health department's Division of Disease Control. "These individuals are cooperating completely with the state health department."
“Monitoring travelers allows us to be quick to prevent spread and contain the disease,” said Kruger. “Our goal is to quickly identify possible cases and take the appropriate public health actions to protect the general public.”
State officials say there have been no cases of coronavirus reported in North Dakota and no individuals classified as a person under investigation. Nationally, 13 people have been reported to be infected and there have been no deaths in the United States as a result of the coronavirus.
According to officials, the risk for infection remain low in the U.S.