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Nipissing COVID outbreak hits 14

'Facilities staff is conducting additional cleaning throughout the building, in addition to existing measures of thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing campus buildings on a daily basis'
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Nipissing University says it "has recently been made aware that the outbreak now includes 14 individuals. All individuals are currently self-isolating."

The news was posted to the university's website yesterday evening and is addressed to students, faculty, and staff.

It following Tuesday's announcement that the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit had declared a community COVID-19 outbreak involving six members of the Nipissing University athletic community.

"One of these cases includes a positive case in residence.," the letter continues. "The student has been moved to a quarantine suite. Nipissing is supporting the student in quarantine with access to food and any other supports they require to ensure their health and wellbeing. Facilities staff is conducting additional cleaning throughout the building, in addition to existing measures of thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing campus buildings on a daily basis."

See: Health Unit declares community outbreak in connection with Nipissing University

Close contact tracing is underway and those who are deemed at high risk will be contacted by the Health Unit. Those not contacted by the Health Unit are not considered at high risk.  

"Should the Health Unit’s investigation and contact tracing identify an increased risk to members of the Nipissing or North Bay community beyond those identified as close contacts, the public will be notified," it adds.


Jeff Turl

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