McMaster grad student has tested positive for coronavirus

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Published September 1, 2020 at 6:28 pm

McMaster University announced Monday (August 31) that a graduate student has tested positive for COVID-19.

McMaster University announced Monday (August 31) that a graduate student has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a notice posted to Mac’s website, the school says that all areas of the campus where the student had accessed had been properly sanitized in response are open for normal operations.

“Any contact tracing is managed by Hamilton Public Health and they will contact directly anyone who would be part of the tracing for this case,” the school’s notice said.

McMaster reassures staff and students that it has developed comprehensive protocols for any reported confirmed case of COVID-19 in close consultation with Hamilton Public Health and include the creation of a university rapid-response team.

“The student, in this case, notified the university quickly after testing positive and has been very helpful in sharing information which has helped McMaster respond quickly and thoroughly,” the notice claimed.

The school announced in May that all classes starting this fall would be online, but for some programs, attending the university’s campuses is unavoidable.

In those cases, the school reminds students, faculty, staff and visitors to screen for possible COVID-19 symptoms and to stay home if they’re presenting any of them.

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