All residents of the Men’s Residence of St. Joseph’s College in Edmonton are in self-isolation after five people there tested positive for COVID-19.
The University of Alberta issued a statement Monday morning saying that all five people who tested positive are now isolating and as a precaution, the remaining 14 residents of the Men’s Residence will be self-isolating for the next 14 days.
“The other residences at the U of A are considered safe, and the risk of exposure is low,” the statement says.
The university says “the cases have touched our athletics community” and all in-person varsity athletics activities have been suspended for the next 14 days.
Anyone who may have been exposed will be contacted by either the university’s health team or Alberta Health Services.
“AHS has advised us that other regularly planned campus activities can carry forward. This means that classes, labs, and research previously scheduled will carry on as planned this week,” the statement says.
Alberta Health reported 107 new cases of COVID-19 in the province Friday. The total number of active cases is currently at 1,424.
There have been 16,381 confirmed cases in the province since the start of the pandemic with 14,702 people recovering.
Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, is scheduled to give an update on COVID-19 in the province at 3:30 p.m.
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