COVID-19 outbreak declared at Wilfrid Laurier University

A Wilfrid Laurier University sign. Ahmad Fareed Khan / Global News

Wilfrid Laurier University says a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at one of its student residences.

In a statement on Tuesday, the school said the outbreak has affected two floors of the Clara Conrad Hall residence on the Waterloo campus.

The announcement was made on Tuesday as Waterloo Region Public Health reported seven cases of the novel coronavirus related to the outbreak.

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All of the individuals affected are in self-isolation and are being monitored by public health officials.

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Laurier added that all of the residents living on the two floors will need to isolate for the next two weeks.

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Anyone else identified as being a “high-risk close contact” with the infected individuals will be notified by public health.



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