Outbreak declared at Western University’s Perth Hall residency

Outbreak declared at Western University’s Perth Hall residency

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has declared a second outbreak at a Western University student residence.

The Health Unit received a report Saturday that a third person at the University has tested positive for COVID-19 in the Perth Hall residence.

The three students and those who came in close contact have been moved to a quarantine location outside of the residence.

The Health Unit said it is also following up with all close contacts of the cases to ensure they get tested and are quarantining. Western University said all 327 students living in Perth Hall have been noticed.

Read more: Coronavirus: London-Middlesex sees 11 cases, 6 new cases in Elgin and Oxford

“We are asking those who live in residence to limit their contacts as much as possible,” says Dr. Alex Summers, Associate Medical Officer of Health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

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“In addition to the declaration of today’s outbreak, our case management team is continuing to investigate the outbreak declared earlier this week at another student residence.”

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The Health Unit also recommends that students wear a mask when they are in any indoor public space and to get tested for COVID-19 if they begin to develop symptoms.

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Testing is available for students, faculty and staff at London’s two COVID-19 Assessment Centres and on-campus at the Western Student Recreation Centre.…

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