Regardless of the majority of classes being held online, McGill University still welcomed hundreds of students into its residences this semester.

An outbreak just occurred within two of the university's residences, namely Carrefour Sherbrooke and La Citadelle, which resulted in five students living in these buildings testing positive for COVID-19.

McGill's Associate Director of Media Relations, Cynthia Lee, told MTL Blog that "The most likely cause of the transmission is students visiting each other's rooms."

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We have seen 5 new students test positive who live in student housing.

Cynthia Lee, McGill's Associate Director of Media Relations

The school has now prohibited students in these two buildings from visiting each other's rooms.

Previous efforts have been made by the university to stop student gatherings, including Frosh Week being done virtually.

At the moment, Lee confirms that the five students who tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation.

"There has been no transmission to staff," the university's media relations informed us.

The university will be following the protocols of the Direction régionale de la santé publique (DRSP), which could lead to "the isolation of other individuals" or the need to close certain study areas or buildings for an indefinite amount of time.

 

 

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