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36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Ryerson

Data released before mask mandate set to lift March 21

by Ariel Brookes
Two students wearing masks on a university campus. There were 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Ryerson University last week, according to data from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals.

Last week there were 36 confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Ryerson University, according to data from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. 

Three of the cases are employees and 33 are student cases. No high risk close contacts were identified among the cases. 

The case count comes from Edmund Mason, environmental health and safety manager at the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. 

The Council of Ontario Universities announced last Friday that masks will be mandatory in all Ontario universities, despite the provincial government lifting the mandate March 21. 

Ryerson encourages students to get their third dose of the vaccine to prevent further spread. 

“Our top priority of all is the health and safety of our community members,” said president Mohamed Lachemi.

Toronto based journalist and general reporter at On the Record News.

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