COVID-19 Outbreak Declared At UWindsor Residence

Saturday December 4th, 2021

Posted at 3:37pm

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The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 in the University of Windsor’s Alumni Hall residence.

The university says that three additional cases were confirmed Friday following Health Unit notice of a single case this past Wednesday.

The move came after daily wastewater screening from the building tested positive for the virus last Saturday. As a proactive measure, once alerted to last Saturday’s wastewater results, the University immediately enacted its COVID-19 protections and protocols and encouraged widespread testing of building residents and affected staff through the University’s testing processes.

Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and identified close contacts have been relocated and are receiving support from the Health Unit, Student Health Services, and Residence Services.

Alumni Hall residents are under “modified quarantine” which means they are asked to access the University’s testing facilities, avoid close contact with others in residence and the community, limit contact outside their residence to essential trips as much as possible and continue to follow other public health measures until the outbreak is rescinded.

Campus officials say that due to the University’s robust health and safety protocols on campus, the exposure risk to other staff, faculty and students is considered extremely low.

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