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Ontario City Forced To Declare Community Outbreak After At Least 10 Student Parties

Students are in isolation.
Toronto Staff Writer

Middlesex-London Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 community outbreak on Thursday after 22 people tested positive.

According to Health Unit investigators, the outbreak is a result of at least 10 post-secondary student parties that were hosted between March 2 and March 6.

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The gatherings, all of which were hosted in private homes, reportedly involved students from Western University.

Three students involved in this outbreak live on campus and have been moved into isolation. 

“With the introduction of variants of concern in our community, and talk of a possible third wave, we can’t let our guard down," Jennifer Massey, associate vice-president of student experience, said. 

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