COVID-19 Case Status

Updated January 23, 2021 at 11:50 AM

This page will be updated regularly with the current status of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to York University. The numbers consist of community members who were present on our campuses prior to their diagnosis (i.e. not those studying/working remotely).

In the event of a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, health authorities are responsible for assessing the risk of transmission within our community, and any needed contact tracing and follow up.

There are currently 3 confirmed cases reported at York.

 

You can help our community stay safe by following public health guidelines and safety protocols for students or the protocols for employees.

What you need to know

Are you attending campus OR living on campus?

  • Attending campus: Complete screening in advance and each and every time coming to campus
  • Live on Campus: Complete the automated DAILY screening form

In the last 14 days, have you had close contact with someone COVID-19 positive (including getting a COVID Alert exposure notification)?

If yes, please stay at home (or for those living on campus in i.e. residence), self-isolate & do not come to our campuses). Must self-isolate for 14 days, and should arrange to get tested.

In the last 14 days, have you travelled outside Canada?

If yes, do not come to our campuses & remain in quarantine. Must quarantine for 14 days

In the last 14 days, have you travelled outside Ontario (within Canada)?

If yes, please do not come to our campuses. If you live on campus i.e. in residence, you must self-isolate. During the Provincewide Shutdown, the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) strongly advises anyone that has traveled outside of Ontario to self-isolate.

Are you experiencing symptoms (not related to known causes or conditions)?

Stay at home (or for those living on campus in i.e. residence), self-isolate
and do not come to our campuses. Must self-isolate for 14 days, and should arrange to get tested.

If you arrange to get tested:

  • Test Positive: Self-isolate for at least 10 days and follow advice from public health
  • Test Negative: Can come back to school/work after a minimum of 24 hours improved symptoms
  • No Testing: Must isolate for a minimum of 10 days if symptoms are improving for 24 hours

What happens when a case of COVID-19 is confirmed?

York has planned carefully for a variety of possible scenarios and we are utilizing our Incident Management Protocol to isolate and contain all situations that arise for those that come onto our campuses and for those within our live-in community.

In any scenario of positive COVID-19 diagnoses reported to the University, we liaise closely with Toronto Public Health and follow their guidance and provide all necessary information to assist their efforts with contact tracing.

Toronto Public Health also assesses if there is a community risk of transmission, and the University adheres to all direction provided to mitigate any identified risk.

York advises any member of our community exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 to immediately self-isolate, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and contact Toronto Public Health , OntarioTelehealth or a doctor to determine if they should be tested for COVID-19.

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