Update June 7, 2021: On June 7, 2021, the Region of Waterloo Public Health declared this outbreak over.
Posted: May 29, 2021
Region of Waterloo Public Health has classified two confirmed COVID-19 cases in employees at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus as an outbreak. These two cases were reported on May 25 and May 27 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. Anyone who has been deemed a close contact with these cases has already been notified and is self-isolating.
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 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, wearing a mask when required and getting vaccinated as soon as possible. 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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