Jan. 15, 2021 - Update: On Jan. 6, 2021 the Region of Waterloo Public Health declared this outbreak over.
Dec. 19, 2020
Region of Waterloo Public Health has classified two confirmed COVID-19 cases at Wilfrid Laurier University’s MacDonald Hall Residence on the Waterloo campus as an outbreak. These two cases were reported on December 16 as part of Laurier’s COVID-19 case reporting process. The identities of the individuals are protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared.
At this time, the two individuals are in self-isolation and are being monitored by public health. The university is taking direction about the management of this outbreak from public health, including supporting the contact tracing and isolation of individuals as required.
Laurier’s priority is the safety of students, staff and faculty. Laurier has implemented stringent protocols and safety measures aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. Campus and residence buildings are strictly controlled and have rigorous standards in place. The Laurier community can also rest assured the university has had protocols for sanitizing and cleaning campus areas in place since the beginning of the pandemic.
Everyone can do their part to prevent the spread of COVID by avoiding gatherings, staying physically distant and wearing a mask when required. For updates and more information on Laurier’s COVID-19 response and for information about how to prevent the spread of COVID, visit wlu.ca/recovery.
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