Update on Brock’s COVID-19 outbreak

The number of on-campus residence students testing positive for COVID-19 stands at 28 as of Tuesday, March 30.

Brock continues to work closely with Niagara Region Public Health after a COVID-19 outbreak was declared in student residences last week.

On Tuesday, the number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently isolating in self-contained residence units on campus was clarified to be 28.

Including those students, there are just under 70 students currently isolating in relation to the declared outbreak.

The University is supporting students with the delivery of food and other necessary supplies and Residence Life Staff are regularly checking on them. The residence service desk is available to them by phone 24/7.

Those in isolation are being reminded that, under Public Health regulations intended to manage the spread of the virus, they are not allowed to leave these units except in the case of emergency or for the purpose of COVID testing. No guests are allowed in any of the residence units and students must not stand in doorways to converse with others. Incidents of students violating these COVID mitigation policies are being investigated under the student Code of Conduct.

This is a very challenging time. Brock understands an outbreak causes anxiety and stress. The University appreciates the co-operation of the entire campus community as together, we work to overcome these challenges.

Any students who are experiencing symptoms or have a medical concern are asked to contact Student Health Services immediately at covid19nurse@brocku.ca

Students in isolation are reminded they can contact their residence don or Residence Life staff for help. The service desk is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The University reminds all members of the Brock community, students, faculty and staff, to respect and adhere to public health guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Further updates will be provided as they become available.

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