ON postsecondary institutions respond to COVID-19 outbreaks

March 5, 2021
Several Ontario postsecondary institutions have recently responded to COVID-19 outbreaks in their communities. Fleming College’s president has released a statement on the outbreak occurring at the privately-owned Severn Court buildings, explaining that “we intend to impose the harshest possible sanctions allowed under our Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy in proportion to the role played by each participant” in the unauthorized gatherings that led to the outbreak. Western University is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak at its Essex Hall residence, with seven cases confirmed positive. The Ontario Police College, which has had 65 confirmed cases of COVID-19, announced that it will be completing a second round of testing on “high risk” students and staff before making a decision to reopen. Fleming | Western | The Sudbury Star (ON)