Originally posted October 11, 2020.
Updated October 13, 2020 to include information about public health outbreak.
NOTE: On October 13, 2020, Region of Waterloo Public Health declared an outbreak of cases at Laurier, which included three confirmed cases in Clara Conrad Hall. The release below was originally published on October 11, 2020, and report on those same three cases. For more information about the outbreak, please see the news release.
Wilfrid Laurier University has been notified that three students living in Clara Conrad Hall residence on the Waterloo campus have been diagnosed with COVID-19. The identities of the individuals are protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. At this time, the individuals are in self-isolation at home and are being monitored by Public Health. Students living in CCH have been communicated with directly.
These confirmed cases are being managed by public health. Anyone identified as being a high-risk close contact with the individual will be notified by public health officials directly. The Laurier community can rest assured the university has in place rigorous protocols for sanitizing and cleaning campus areas since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, all members of the Laurier community are reminded to follow public health guidelines and on-campus safety protocols to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus.
Wilfrid Laurier University’s priority is the safety of students, staff and faculty. The university has taken significant steps to do our part in the national and global effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Laurier will provide regular updates regarding any cases that have the potential to affect the health and safety of our community. The university is taking direction from public health and will take further actions and provide further updates as necessary.
Everyone can do their part to prevent the spread of COVID by avoiding gatherings, staying physically distant, and wearing a mask when required. For more information on Laurier’s COVID response and for information about how you can do your part to prevent the spread of COVID, visit wlu.ca/recovery.
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