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64 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Ryerson University

New infections reported as Ontario lifts mask mandate in most public settings

by Katherine Newman

Ryerson University recorded 64 new cases of COVID-19 in the last week, according to data released by the university’s Environment, Health and Safety team (EHS) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). 

The case count marks an increase of 28 cases from the previous week’s case count, and includes 12 staff cases and 52 student cases. 

All individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are following public health guidelines, including self-isolation, according to EHS.

The total number of COVID-19 cases reported on campus to date in 2022 has now reached 184, as Ontario lifts mask mandates in most public settings. However, Ryerson University will continue to require masks

In an email obtained by On The Record, CUPE 3904 president Laurie Jacklin notes these cases are confirmed through voluntary reporting and, “may not reflect the total cases on the campus.”

Jacklin also shared concerns from CUPE 3904 members that some people coming to campus may not be completing the self-evaluation in the RyersonSafe app.

Katie Newman was a reporter with On The Record during the Winter 2022 term.

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