As the Niagara region continues to experience growing cases of COVID-19, the University learned that five students living in two self-contained townhome households on campus have tested positive for the virus. Two of the cases were confirmed late Thursday and three others confirmed Friday morning. The University took immediate action upon learning of these developments.
As part of the University’s comprehensive plan to safeguard the health and well-being of our community, upon learning of the results, the students were moved into separate individual isolation units on campus. Brock’s Student Health team, in consultation with Niagara Public Health, is providing support and care for them.
Deep cleaning and sanitizing are underway in areas where they may have visited, and Niagara Public Health is working on contact tracing.
It is important to remember the steps we can all take to limit the risk of contacting COVID-19:
- Maintain social distancing of at least two metres
- Wear a face covering when you are unable to maintain social distancing
- Wash your hands frequently
- Get tested even if you have mild symptoms
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell
- Avoid indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people