Oct. 20, 2020
Wilfrid Laurier University has confirmed that one student at the Brantford campus has tested positive for COVID-19. The identity of the individual is protected by privacy legislation and will not be shared. The individual is self-isolating, and does not live in a Laurier residence building.
This confirmed case is being managed by public health. Their investigation found that there is no significant risk of on-campus transmission from the individual who tested positive. In the event that anyone were to be identified as a close contact with the affected individual, they would be notified by the public health unit, through typical case and contact mangament protocols. Laurier is taking direction from public health and will take further actions and provide further updates as necessary.
The Laurier community can rest assured the university has had in place rigorous protocols for sanitizing and cleaning campus areas since the beginning of the pandemic. In addition, all members of the Laurier community are reminded to follow public health guidelines and on-campus safety protocols to protect themselves and others from the spread of the virus.
Wilfrid Laurier University’s priority is the safety of students, staff and faculty. The university has taken significant steps to do our part in the national and global effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Laurier will provide regular updates regarding any cases that have the potential to affect the health and safety of our community.
Everyone can do their part to prevent the spread of COVID by avoiding gatherings, staying physically distant, and wearing a mask when required. For more information on Laurier’s COVID response and for information about how you can do your part to prevent the spread of COVID, visit wlu.ca/recovery.
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