Community Update #22 COVID-19 - Potential COVID-19 Case

York University has been informed that a member of our campus community living in Founders Residence has disclosed that they are exhibiting some symptoms similar to those of COVID-19. The case is neither presumptive nor confirmed as COVID-19 at this time.

We want to assure you that the health and safety of our campus community remains our number one priority. York has carefully planned for this scenario and we immediately notified Toronto Public Health to ensure the person is receiving the appropriate care and that proper precautions are being taken to minimize the risk of transmission, including contacting anyone else they believe may be at risk.

Students and employees sharing space with this individual have been provided additional communication on this matter. In addition, as a precaution TPH advised that all persons living in the residence should immediately go into self-isolation.

Out of respect for our students’ privacy, we will not be commenting further on the specifics of this case.  We will continue to provide updates with relevant information.

Samina Sami
Executive Director
Community Safety