Tuesday, March 30, 2021

COVID-19 Cases on Campus

March 30, 2021

Key Messages:

  • Positive COVID-19 cases in residence and varsity sports teams
  • All individuals are self-isolating as required
  • Reminder of on-campus and at-home mitigation measures and procedures

To All Members of the Carleton Community,

Ontario has confirmed that we are in the third wave of the pandemic, and the number of positive cases is continuing to rise in Ottawa and across the province. At the same time, we are experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak in residence and several COVID-19 cases involving varsity athletes. Currently, 14 students have tested positive for COVID-19 and, as per our protocols, they are self-isolating. We are working with Ottawa Public Health in regard to contact tracing and have asked all direct contacts to also isolate as per public health regulations. All of the necessary protocols are in place to minimize the risk of community transfer.

Out of an abundance of caution, and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have closed all lounges in residence until at least April 13, 2021. Practices with the affected varsity teams have been suspended until further notice and the High-Performance Centre in Athletics has also been closed until further notice.

We continue to require all students and members of our community who have been on campus to report any symptoms, including mild symptoms, potentially linked to COVID-19. This has allowed us to quickly identify individuals who may have COVID-19 and take the appropriate steps to protect our community. Medical staff have been made available and are continuing to provide direct support.

The health and safety of all members of the Carleton community is the university’s top priority. We must all do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. We encourage everyone to review the COVID-19 information website for preventative steps. In particular, stay home when possible, wear a mask, stay two metres apart from others, isolate yourself if feeling unwell, and exercise frequent hand hygiene.

We will continue to keep the university community informed on our cases on campus website of any individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who have been on campus in the 14 days prior to the positive test result being received.

Suzanne Blanchard
COVID-19 Lead

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