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U of G Innovation Behind N95 Mask Sanitizing Units Now Used by Hospitals

A University of Guelph innovation for decontaminating fresh produce is being used to sanitize N95 masks for health-care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Developed by food scientist Keith Warriner and a Niagara-area company, the “clean flow” technology enables health-care facilities to decontaminate much-needed N95 masks for safe reuse. He said proper sanitation is important for …

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U of G Community Making Masks for Animal Care Personnel

People in the U of G community with sewing skills are making protective masks at home. With the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) personnel continuing to provide emergency animal care during the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers with sewing skills are making masks to give them added protection and prevent the spread of the virus. In a joint initiative between OVC …

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Veterinary Disease Expert Appears on TVO

Veterinary disease expert Prof. Scott Weese appeared on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, discussing why animals are vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as how veterinarians are responding. He was joined by experts from the Toronto Humane Society and Grey Wolf Animal Health. Weese is the chief of infection control at U of …

U of G Makes Housing Available for Health-Care Workers, Emergency Responders

The University of Guelph is providing temporary housing to health-care workers, emergency responders and others affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting this week, the University will allot space in campus residences for workers in health care or emergency services looking to live apart from their families while caring for patients or providing other services. “Health-care …

Dynamic Physical Distancing Solution to Maintaining Health Care, Economy, Study Reveals

Dialling physical distancing measures up and down may be the best way to prevent COVID-19 from spreading in the long term without crushing Ontario’s economy or overwhelming health-care systems, according to a new disease modelling study involving a University of Guelph epidemiologist. The research team’s simulation shows that turning physical distancing measures off and on …