The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the Alumni Hall residence at the University of Windsor.
According to the university, three additional cases were confirmed on Friday, following the Health Unit’s notification of a single case on Wednesday.
The decision was made after the virus was discovered in the building’s daily wastewater screening on Saturday. As a preventative measure, the University immediately enacted its COVID-19 protections and protocols after being notified of last Saturday’s wastewater results, and encouraged widespread testing of building residents and affected staff through the University’s testing processes.
Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and had close contacts were relocated and are receiving assistance from the Health Unit, Student Health Services, and Residence Services.
Alumni Hall residents are subject to “modified quarantine,” which requires them to use 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 terminated.
According to campus officials, the exposure risk to other staff, faculty, and students is extremely low due to the University’s robust health and safety protocols on campus.
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