This update is provided for archival purposes only.

Public Health guidance and University of Waterloo operations may have changed. For the most up-to-date information, please visit our COVID-19 frequently asked questions.

Case tracking: two separate positive tests reported

Friday, October 16, 2020

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, York Region public health informed us that one individual had tested positive for COVID-19 had last been on our campus on October 1. Public health officials have been in touch with all close contacts of this positive case.On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual from our community who tested positive for COVID-19. Public health officials are in the process of contacting relevant close contacts of this positive case. 

If you have not been identified as a close contact of these individuals, you should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.

You can keep track of COVID-19 positive cases amongst students and employees who attended one of our campuses using our new dashboard. Starting October 1, we will track confirmed positive cases and keep a complete record of cases as they are reported. 

We take the privacy of individuals extremely seriously. In reporting on positive cases, the University will seek to 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.