COVID-19 outbreak declared in all of University of Waterloo’s residences


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On Tuesday, Mar. 30, the University of Waterloo announced that ten people who live on or have visited campus tested positive for COVID-19.

Region of Waterloo public health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 in all University of Waterloo residences. 

“All of the cases are related to a large cluster of COVID-19 cases in the Region of Waterloo linked to off-campus gatherings of students from both universities in Waterloo,” a news release from the University of Waterloo stated. 

There is a reported total of 21 cases related to this outbreak, including cases of COVID variants. 

“Public health officials are working with our residence and health teams to monitor the situation. Officials have been in touch with all high-risk contacts of the affected individuals. If you do not hear from public health officials, you should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed,” the news release read. 

Premier Doug Ford addressed the outbreak in a press conference on Tuesday and directed his comments at students, saying “You have the two universities there and Conestoga [college] all in that region … Don’t be going out, don’t be hanging out, don’t be gathering in groups.”

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