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Health unit provides update on student residence gathering

After investigation, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has advised that an unauthorized gathering held in a student residence on Halloween has led to what is now being declared an outbreak.

“The University of Windsor has quickly taken the appropriate measures in cooperation with the Health Unit — there is no ongoing risk to the students at this time,” said Wajid Ahmed, WECHU’s medical officer of health.

The University has implemented extensive additional cleaning protocols and affected students have been moved to a separate building location.

“This is a strong reminder to our student community that we cannot become complacent with our protocols and guidelines during this pandemic. There is simply too much at stake and we need to be stringent now more than ever,” said University of Windsor president Rob Gordon.

“We all need to be responsible and consider how our behaviour today may affect our friends, family, and members of the larger community tomorrow.”

The University of Windsor is currently following a remote learning model with most classes being held online this semester. Students, staff, and faculty are reminded to restrict social gatherings, practise good hygiene, wear a mask, keep 2m from others when possible, and complete a self-assessment questionnaire prior to attending campus, available at: www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus/336/beforegoing-to-campus.

Updates will be provided at: uwindsor.ca/returntocampus.

The University’s response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 can be found here: www.uwindsor.ca/returntocampus/354/confirmed-case-covid-19-campus.