Residence COVID-19 Outbreak Declared Over

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak connected to unsanctioned gatherings at U of G residences to be over. Public Health generally declares an outbreak over 14 days after symptoms began in the most recent case and when no other cases are suspected.

To help better protect our residence community, the University has installed additional security cameras around East Village Townhouses and is working with security personnel and Campus Community Police to increase monitoring of residence areas and communal spaces.

In our residences, the no-visitor and no-guest policy remains in place and unsanctioned gatherings are still prohibited. Students were strongly encouraged to remain in residence during Reading Week. Those who travelled during Reading Week are required to isolate for 14 days when they return.

People found to be violating University, government and Public Health protocols will face penalties that could include a provincial fine of $880 under the Reopening Ontario Act.

The University is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of our community and will continue to follow recommendations from Public Health in maintaining a safe environment across campus. We ask that you continue to help keep each other safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following the University’s COVID-19 safety protocols, including maintaining 2m of distance from others, wearing a face covering while on campus and cleaning hands frequently.

U of G appreciates the efforts of our residence students and staff across the University in helping bring the outbreak to a close.

For more information on U of G’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the University’s COVID-19 website.