COVID-19 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Positive Cases on Campus

The following list indicates confirmed positive COVID-19 cases where the individual has been on a U of G campus within the last 14 days.
Public Health will contact directly any individuals deemed to be at risk.

  • Date of confirmed positive case: Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Location: Guelph campus
    Risk to University community as defined by Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health: Low – Proper COVID-19 precautions were followed when individual was on campus
  • Date of confirmed positive case: Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Location: Ridgetown campus
    Risk to University community as defined by Chatham-Kent Public Health: Low – Proper COVID-19 precautions were followed when individual was on campus

If Public Health determines there is a health and safety risk on campus, the University will be provided with directives and will take appropriate steps.

U of G’s Protocols for Managing Positive Cases Within the University Community and Outbreaks on Campus details the University’s response and actions in the event of a positive case or outbreak.

Public Health declares an outbreak when:

  • there are two or more connected cases of COVID-19 occur in a workplace setting, or
  • there is one positive case of COVID-19 in either a student or staff member living in Student Housing

For example, if two colleagues who work closely together on campus both develop COVID-19, Public Health may declare an outbreak for the University. An outbreak would not likely be declared if an employee and a student who haven’t crossed paths both become sick, as their cases are unrelated. If one student living in residence tests positive for COVID-19, an outbreak may be declared.

Declaring an outbreak is a step that allows Public Health specific authority to help address the situation. If an outbreak were declared at U of G, it would not necessarily mean that the situation is out of control.

Whenever a case is identified on campus, the University works closely with Public Health to support contact tracing and address any other needed action.

When an instructor, staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19 and has been on campus within the preceding 14 days, that information is shared on our Positive Cases on Campus web page.

The word “outbreak” can sound alarming but understanding its purpose in managing cases at the University and in Guelph can provide some reassurance to our community.