Confirmed COVID case in student living off-campus

A Brock University student who lives off-campus, and who has not visited campus this term, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The University is working with Niagara Public Health to ensure the health and well-being of the student and the community. In this case the student went into self-isolation after consulting with public health officials.

To help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the broader community, Brock University has developed a thorough action plan that includes delivering most classes online this term; limiting access to campus at screening entry points; and a program of thorough cleaning and sanitization of campus buildings. Access to campus is restricted to people whose presence is required to maintain campus operations.  Persons entering campus buildings are required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

Students and all members of the community are urged to adhere to public health guidelines, which include washing hands frequently, wearing a mask and avoiding large public or social gatherings.

Everyone is urged to maintain tight social bubbles, and ensure physical distancing even in small gatherings. Persons who are feeling unwell should not come to campus, but should self-isolate and seek medical assistance.

Every member of the Brock community is encouraged to download the Brock Safety App and the Government of Canada’s COVID Alert App.

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