Thunder Bay – Individuals associated with the Confederation College community have tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of off-campus activities. Prior to knowledge of their COVID-19 exposure, they accessed the College campus in Thunder Bay.
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit (TBDHU), in collaboration with Confederation College, immediately initiated a thorough investigation to assess possible exposure to the College community.
Through this process, TBDHU has deemed that the risk is low to anyone in the College community on campus at this time.
All individuals are strongly encouraged to adhere to all the basic measures to protect themselves and others and keep the College community safe.
These measures include wearing masks, frequent handwashing or sanitizing if handwashing is not available, remaining physically distant and staying home if you begin to experience any COVID-19 symptoms.
As a precaution and as per our ongoing process, all areas accessed by these individuals have been thoroughly cleaned using public health cleaning directives.
Confederation College has implemented significant measures to reduce the risk of spread of the COVID-19 virus within its community.
For further information about Confederation’s COVID-19 response, visit www.confederationcollege.ca/COVID19. To review our COVID-19 Return to Campus Plan, visit www.confederationcollege.ca/RTCplan. In particular, the Appendix titled “COVID-19 Symptoms/Illness Reporting and COVID-19 Outbreak” outlines the related protocol for situations such as this, including an overview of respect for privacy and human rights considerations in reporting.