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The state government has confirmed the person who attended Ballarat ACU Aquinas campus and tested positive to COVID-19 does not live in Ballarat.
COVID commander Jeroen Weimar said during Sunday's press conference the person did not reside in Ballarat.
He said there were a limited number of exposure sites and health officials were treating this as it normally would.
"As the premier said, there absolutely will be identified isolated cases within regional Victoria and this will be a real - the critical part for us over the coming days is making sure that those people continue to do the hard yards of isolating effectively. We provide a lot of support to those who need it," Mr Weimar said.
ACU critical incident convenor and deputy vice-chancellor Stephen Weller said the university would not disclose personal details of any students.
"It is important to note that travel between their Melbourne metropolitan area residences and the university's Ballarat Campus in line with current public health orders allowing people to travel for work or study that cannot be carried out at home," Dr Weller said.
"A small number of ACU health sciences staff and students were attending the Ballarat campus for practical classes in order to complete their studies. All other teaching and learning is online.
"This action is in line with all current public health orders, which allow people to travel for work or study that cannot be carried out at home.Dr Stephen Weller
"It is vital that these health sciences students continue their education. Now, more than ever, critical health workers need to complete their training in order to graduate and join the workforce, and the fight against COVID-19.
"And as the largest provider of graduate nurses in Australia, ACU plays a central role in this endeavour."
Dr Weller said all staff and students were adhering to strict COVIDSafe practices, including wearing masks when physical distancing of 1.5 metres cannot be observed.
Of the 183 new coronavirus cases recorded in Victoria, one was in regional Victoria.
A truck driver who lives in Wodonga, tested positive to COVID-19 on Saturday night.
The government said the man had a number of interstate exposure sites, but none in Victoria, and as soon as he became symptomatic, he immediately got tested and isolated at home.
Ballarat's Australian Catholic University Aquinas campus has suspended all practical classes until further notice and will undergo a deep clean after it was exposed to a positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday.
In a letter sent to staff and students, ACU critical incident convenor Stephen Weller says all staff and students present during the exposure period are required to get tested immediately and self-quarantine until they receive a negative test result.
"Some staff and students may be identified as primary close contacts (tier 1); they will be required to quarantine for 14 days. The Department of Health and Human Services will contact these people directly to provide this advice," Dr Weller says in the letter.
"The university is working closely with the DHHS and is following all protocols about cleaning and safety. The affected building will undergo a deep clean."
Dr Weller says the Ballarat campus has been open for a limited number of practical classes.
"This is consistent with the Victorian public health orders, which allow people to travel for work or study that cannot be carried out at home," he says.
"ACU Ballarat practical classes on-campus have been suspended until further notice and students will be advised through Allocate Plan."
Dr Weller says in the letter it has been a difficult time for all and "we will continue to work to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students and our staff".
Ballarat has been put on COVID alert after a confirmed case attended ACU Ballarat in Mair Street on Wednesday.
A person who has tested positive to COVID-19 attended the ACU Ballarat (Aquinas) campus on Mair Street on Wednesday September 1 from 3.30pm to 6pm.
Ballarat Health Services confirmed the case just before 6.30pm on Saturday, with ACU also sending an announcement to staff and students, stating the person had attended a nursing laboratory on campus.
The campus has now been listed as a tier 2 site.
Anyone who attended ACU Ballarat on Wednesday September 1 between 3.30pm and 6pm is asked to get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result.
BHS said some individuals would be contacted directly by the Department of Health and would be required to quarantine for 14 days.
Anyone who was on campus during the hours of exposure have been told to go home and isolate immediately, get a COVID test and only leave home to have that test - do not stop anywhere along the way.
They should also call 1800 675 398 and stay home until contacted by the Grampians Public Health Unit.
Find out where to get tested: bhs.org.au/covid-19
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