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Turtle Island WalkThe University of Windsor was informed Tuesday by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that an off-campus student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Health unit confirms first student case of COVID-19

The University of Windsor was informed Tuesday by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that an off-campus student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Wajid Ahmed, medical officer of Health for Windsor-Essex County, states that while this is a low-risk exposure, everyone is reminded to continue to be mindful of public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

The student is currently in self-isolation at home, did not attend classes on campus, and no campus exposures have been identified. The University has implemented its COVID-19 response plan and is working closely with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in this matter.

“The University of Windsor family extends sincere wishes for a quick recovery to the affected student,” said UWindsor president Rob Gordon. “I have every confidence that the strict protocols the University has in place and its close relationship with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will continue to keep our campus safe and healthy.

“Once again, I encourage students, faculty, and staff to follow the advice of the health unit regarding social distancing, the wearing of masks, and vigorous hand washing. We will continue to closely monitor this situation and will keep our campus and the public informed going forward.”

The University of Windsor is currently following a remote learning model with most classes being held online this semester. Any individuals who must attend campus are required to wear a non-medical mask when entering all campus buildings and in common areas where physical distancing is difficult, and must complete a self-assessment questionnaire prior to attending campus available at: www.empotans.com/returntocampus/336/before-going-to-campus.

Updates will be provided at uwindsor.ca/returntocampus.

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