COVID-19 updates: Laurier updates its COVID-19 tracking policy, one new student case reported


On Nov. 2, Wilfrid Laurier University confirmed one new positive case of COVID-19 in a student living in Waterloo campus’ Macdonald House Residence. 

The identity of the individual is protected and will not be shared. The individual is currently in self-isolation and their case is being monitored by public health.

“Anyone identified as being a high-risk close contact with the individual will be notified by public health officials directly. The university is taking direction from public health and will take further actions and provide further updates as necessary,” the statement read. 

This is the only active case among the Laurier community in the past 14 days, making it the twenty-sixth confirmed case since September. 

As of Oct. 27, Laurier updated its process for maintaining a count of the confirmed on-campus cases of COVID-19. The school will now keep a total of the confirmed positive cases on campus for the past 14 days. 

Previously, the school was keeping a record of all cases within 30 days. 

On Oct. 27, Public Health declared the outbreak on two floors of the Clara Conrad Hall residence on the university’s Waterloo campus to be over. 

A complete list of all positive cases on campus can be found at Laurier’s COVID-19 tracker. Information on all cases prior to the last 14 days can be found in the Historical Notices section. 

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