COVID-19 campus case tracking

Starting October 1, 2020, the University of Waterloo will post information provided to us by public health units on positive cases of COVID-19 amongst students and employees who attended one of our campuses.

We take the privacy of individuals extremely seriously. In reporting on positive cases, the University will protect the private health information of individuals. You should check our disclosure protocol for what to do if someone reveals to you that they have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the event a member of the University community tests positive, our Health Services and Occupational Health teams use data to contact anyone who may have come in close contact with COVID-positive cases in our community. We have safety protocols in place across all our campuses to maintain physical distancing and our cleaning teams are meeting and exceeding public health recommendations for disinfecting spaces that may have been exposed to the virus. 

We are voluntarily adopting this new protocol and in our reporting of individual cases will note if Public Health has advised of any specific actions or potential outbreaks.


Total confirmed positive cases in the past 14 days

Waterloo campus0
Kitchener campus0
Cambridge campus0
Stratford campus0


Health Protocols for COVID-19 cases and exposure

To ensure the health and safety of everyone who comes to our campuses, we require that employees and students monitor daily for symptoms of COVID-19.

Before arriving on campus each day, please complete the COVID-19 self-assessment, which can also be found in the WatSAFE app. The self-assessment is only meant as an aid and cannot diagnose you with COVID-19. If you have medical questions, contact your health care provider or your local public health unit.

Waterloo has protocols in place for employees and students who test positive for COVID-19.


History of COVID-19 cases

Before adopting this new reporting protocol as of October 1, the University followed guidance of public health representatives if reporting was necessary.   Up until October 1, no such guidance was received.

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, public health units have confirmed a total of five positives cases of employees or students who visited campus.

Between March 14 and September 30, 2020, public health units reported a total of four positive cases of employees or students who visited campus.

The following tables shows all cases of COVID-19 that public health units have reported to the University of Waterloo from October 1, 2020. 

Date reported Number of cases Further information
October 5, 2020 1 Read more
October 13, 2020 1 Read more
October 14, 2020 1 Read more