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University Of Guelph Declares A COVID-19 Outbreak After Illegal Gatherings

An Ontario university is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in the aftermath of several "unsanctioned social gatherings."

The University of Guelph confirmed on Thursday that multiple cases of COVID-19 had been traced to its East Village Townhouses. 

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The positive cases were linked to on-campus gatherings that were held in the area between January 15 and 16. 

“We understand that the declaration of an outbreak in a campus residence is concerning,” Carrie Chassels, vice-provost, said in a statement.

"We were extremely disappointed to learn that there were gatherings on campus, ” she added.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health declared an outbreak this week, allowing the university access to additional resources to curb the spread.

Students are being reminded to physically distance themselves, wear masks and avoid non-essential travel.

The University of Windsor confirmed its own outbreak back in November following an unauthorized Halloween party.

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