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Covid-19 Communications

SUMMARY

There have been two positive cases of covid-19 identified on campus today.

CASE 1

A student who lives in Varsity Courts has tested positive for covid-19. Their infectious window began Dec 31.

Contact tracing is complete and no close contacts have been identified. The likelihood of further contacts between the affected individual and University of Calgary students, faculty, staff or contractors is considered low.

CASE 2

An individual who spent time in multiple buildings has tested positive for covid-19. Their infectious window on campus was January 4.

Contact tracing is complete and no close contacts have been notified. The likelihood of further contacts between the affected individual and University of Calgary students, faculty, staff or contractors is considered low.

LOCATION AND DATE(S)

Case 1

Dec. 31 – Jan. 6 – Varsity Courts

Case 2

Jan. 4 – 10:00 – 15:30: Education Tower 155Z & 154Z

Jan. 4 – 09:30 – 09:35: Earth Science - Corridor 39Z & Basement room 02

STEPS TAKEN

Areas where the individuals are known to have spent time are being deep cleaned. If you have not heard from AHS or the University of Calgary, you are not believed to be a close contact. Please contact Health Link at 8-1-1 with any questions.


Positive results from a covid-19 test should be reported by emailing [email protected]. Continue to isolate as directed by AHS.

We would like to remind our campus community of the updated isolation guidance for employees and students which include a guide of when to come on campus. Please do not come to campus if you are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms and go home immediately if symptoms develop while you are on campus. Anyone who is awaiting results of covid-19 test should continue to isolate, even if symptoms resolve before test results are known. You can return to campus if you are not a close contact, symptoms resolve and you have received a negative COVID test result.

Anyone who was within two metres of a positive covid-19 case for 15 minutes or more without consistent use of personal protective equipment (PPE) is considered a close contact. A close contact could also be someone who had direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infectious person, such as being coughed or sneezed on, without consistent use of PPE. If a case is identified on a team, all players are considered close contacts due to the sustained and repeated contact with each other while playing or practicing. Learn more.

Please remember the best methods to prevent the spread of covid-19 include maintaining a 2-metre distance from others at all times, wearing a mask and frequent hand washing.

To keep our community informed and safe, the University of Calgary sends covid-19 notices for cases we have been made aware of that may affect our community. If you believe you may have been exposed to this case (within two meters for 15+ minutes without a barrier): immediately isolate, complete the AHS self-assessment and obtain a covid-19 test, and email [email protected].