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Seven COVID-19 cases confirmed on campus this month, three new cases under investigation

by Vanessa Balintec

Almost 30 cases have been confirmed on campus since the start of the pandemic

View of Ryerson University from Gould Street
Ryerson students not qualified for CERB are waiting for the government to address student concerns over lack of summer jobs and offer some sort of relief fund. (Brent Smyth/Ryersonian)

Ryerson University confirmed seven positive COVID-19 cases have been recorded on campus this month, with an additional three under investigation.

The Joint Health and Safety Committee, an advisory group made of management and employees to make recommendations to the university to improve health and safety for workers, was notified by Ryerson yesterday of at least three new COVID-19 cases on campus. 

An external contractor reported multiple positive cases among their workers. Ryerson was notified on March 23, 28 and 29 of these cases and has notified employees who may be at risk of exposure. Investigations are currently underway by Toronto Public Health.

The rate of cases on campus has more than tripled since the beginning of the year, dramatically increasing the total amount of cases confirmed on campus. The Ryersonian’s last update during the start of the semester saw a total of 17 cases confirmed on campus for the entirety of 2020 and the beginning of 2021. This month saw 10 cases alone.

a graph of covid cases that goes down from january to february and then the line shoots up in march
Information provided by CUPE Local 3904 and supplied by the university’s Joint Health and Safety Committee.

The outbreak follows the declaration of a third wave and a potential lockdown in the next coming weeks as cases continue to surge across the province.

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