Student in residence tests positive for COVID-19

University confirms a third case of the virus

KFL&A Public Health is still investigating.

The University announced on Thursday that a student living in residence has tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement, the University said it was informed by Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health earlier today. 

Though the student is self-isolating, KFL&A is still investigating and will be contacting any close contacts of the positive case.

This is the third Queen’s student who has tested positive for COVID-19, all of which have come in the past eight days.

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 “Our priority is the health and safety of everyone, including students, staff, faculty and the Kingston community,” the University wrote. “It is good ongoing practice to self-monitor for COVID19 symptoms including but not limited to fever, difficulty breathing, and new or worsening cough and to follow precautionary public health measures, including the use of a face covering, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and staying home when sick.” 

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The University has special protocol in place for managing case contact in residence, including the ability to isolate and support students who self-identify symptoms of the virus.

Students who report feeling ill should self-isolate and contact Public Health. More information on appropriate protocols is available on Queen’s COVID-19 Information website at www.queensu.ca/covidinfo.

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