Thursday, October 29, 2020

Ridgetown Campus student tests positive for COVID-19

Chatham-Kent Public Health officials say a student attending the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus has tested positive for COVID-19.

This individual resides outside of Chatham-Kent, Public Health officials added.

Ridgetown Campus is working with CK Public Health by providing contact information and support for students and staff who have been in contact with the case.

CK Public Health has contacted all of those who were in close contact with the positive individual.

Public health has advised these individuals to get tested for COVID-19 at their nearest testing location and to isolate at home, officials say.

“The health and safety of our staff, students and community are top priorities at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus,” stated Ken McEwan, Ridgetown Campus director, in a media release.

“We have implemented a number of protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19, including self-screening, self-monitoring, alternate delivery learning and cohort classroom organization, in addition to the safety measures recommended by Public Health.

McEwan added: “I want to extend a personal thank you to our community, both on and off-campus, for your patience, cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented time.”

Visit CK Public Health’s COVID-19 website for more information.

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