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Covid-19 Communications

SUMMARY

There has been one positive case of covid-19 identified on campus today.

An individual who spent time in the MacKimmie Tower and Mac Hall food court has tested positive for covid-19. Their infectious window on campus was January 4th.

Contact tracing is complete and 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.

LOCATION AND DATE(S)

Jan 4 – 10:00 – 10:30: MacKimmie Tower Lobby

Jan 4 – 10:30 – 11:00 / 13:15 – 13:35 / 15:45 – 17:30: MacKimmie Tower 2nd floor

Jan 4 – 11:00 – 11:10: MacKimmie Tower Basement

Jan 4 – 13:10 – 13:35: MacKimmie Tower 6th floor

Jan 4 – 11:35 – 13:00 / 13:35 – 15:45: MacKimmie Tower 7th floor room 701

Jan 4 – 13:00 – 13:15: MacHall 2nd Floor (Food court)

STEPS TAKEN

Areas where the affected individual is known to have spent time have been 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.

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.

A close contact is anyone who, during the infectious period has lived with or was within two metres of a person who has covid-19 for 15 minutes, even if a mask was worn during that contact. This includes cumulative contact where multiple interactions add up to 15 minutes or more. 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. Wearing a non-medical mask is not sufficient to exempt you from being considered a close contact. Learn more.

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].