First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 at University of Calgary
An individual affiliated with the University of Calgary has been confirmed to have tested COVID-19 positive. It wasn't specified whether the individual was a faculty member, staff, or student, or what gender or age they were due to privacy concerns. However, as per our internal sources; he/she was based in the science precinct of the university`s 6th floor of Earth Science Building. It's worth noting that the individual has also not been on the campus since March 9th disclosed on the March 16, 2020 Update - Information for the campus community
The case is believed to be related to travel. Those science facilities have been shut down until lab results are received from the others who were in the research lab. "This individual did everything right: the moment they felt ill, they self-isolated and called 811 to be tested. As a result, they were not on campus while exhibiting symptoms," ― McCauley.
The University of Calgary campus remains open but classes have already been transitioned online as of today.
Concerned about your health? If you or someone you’ve been in contact with has travelled outside of Canada, Alberta Health Services advises you to watch for symptoms like fever, cough or shortness of breath in yourself or family members, and call Health Link 811 at the first sign of symptoms.
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