Individual tests positive for COVID-19 at Ridgetown Campus

Media Release                                                                            

September 22, 2020

Individual tests positive for COVID-19 at Ridgetown Campus

CK Public Health has learned that a student attending the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual resides outside of Chatham-Kent.

Ridgetown Campus is working with CK Public Health by providing contact information and support for students and staff who have been in contact with the case.

CK Public Health has contacted all of those who were in close contact with the positive individual. Public health has advised these individuals to get tested for COVID-19 at their nearest testing location and to isolate at home.

“The health and safety of our staff, students and community are top priorities at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus,” says Ken McEwan, Ridgetown Campus director.

“We have implemented a number of protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19, including self-screening, self-monitoring, alternate delivery learning and cohort classroom organization, in addition to the safety measures recommended by Public Health. I want to extend a personal thank you to our community — both on and off-campus — for your patience, cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented time,” adds McEwan.