NEW BRUNSWICK,  NJ -  A biomedical engineering professor at Rutgers–New Brunswick has tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19, according  to a statement from  the University's police.

This is believed to be the first positive case of COVID-19.

Gov. Phil Murphy's office was asked during a teleconference Saturday if any of the seven new cases reported in Middlesex County were connected to the Rutgers community,  but he did not address the question. 

University president Robert Barchi ordered the campus shut down last week. Students will do school work until at l