The following list indicates confirmed positive COVID-19 cases where the individual has been at a U of G facility within the last 14 days.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have been at a U of G location in the 14 days before your symptoms began or in the 14 days before your positive test, call the U of G COVID-19 Call Centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906.
U of G’s Student Health Services or Occupational Health and Wellness will complete an initial assessment of risk to the University based on the information provided. The University generally assesses cases as low-risk if proper COVID-19 safety protocols were followed when the individual was on campus.
Through contact tracing, Public Health will directly connect with any individuals deemed to be high-risk contacts. If Public Health determines there is a significant health and safety risk to the University community, the University will be provided with directives and will take appropriate steps, including updating the information on this page.
If you have concerns about your own risk of exposure, please contact Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health’s COVID-19 call centre at 519-822-2715 ext. 7006 or your local public health unit.
Current Cases at U of G Locations
- Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Guelph campus
Public Health will provide further direction if required.
Public Health may declare 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. 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.Link to this tab
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.