SUDBURY -- Sault College has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 on its campus, in a news release Thursday morning.

The college said public health has deemed the development low risk.

A limited number of students and staff have been allowed on the campus since early September and the college said has safeguards in place to protect the health and safety of its community.

In addition to the general physical distancing, santization and mask requirements, Sault College has also implemented scanning into the building and a controlled single-point of entry and exiting.

"First and foremost, we hope for a safe and speedy recovery of our campus community member," said Dr. Ron Common, president of Sault College.

Common said protocols that have been set up will enable the college to identify and contact trace members of the campus community with potential risk.

"We are confident in the mechanisms that we have put in place to keep our college safe and we will continue to work closely with (Algoma Public Health) to assist in its efforts regarding this positive test result," said Common.