The College of New Brunswick’s Saint John campus says members of its group might have been uncovered to a confirmed case of COVID-19.
Officers despatched an electronic mail to college students and employees round midday on Saturday.
The college says Public Well being has verified the people are in self-isolation and are being monitored. It didn’t specify if the individuals uncovered are college students or workers.
“The well being and security of our group is our high precedence,” the memo states. “New Brunswick Public Well being has absolute authority on this matter.”
No modifications to course supply or campus operations are anticipated.
Patrick Hickey, president of the UNB Saint John College students’ Consultant Council, confirmed the e-mail and stated masks use and bodily distancing are well-enforced on campus.
“The chance is minimalized, however the threat continues to be there,” he stated.
The publicity comes because the area experiences a surge in new instances of COVID-19, together with 16 new instances on Sunday. Many companies in Saint John are reporting potential publicity and optimistic instances, together with bars, eating places and gymnasiums.
UNB Saint John is holding a mixture of in-person and on-line programs. However college students have the choice of watching lectures stay from residence if they’re uncomfortable attending throughout the surge in COVID-19 instances.
Hickey stated college students are inspired to make the most of that choice and make contact with their professors if wanted.
“We now have been listening to some considerations about in-person programs persevering with,” he stated.
The scholar union cancelled all in-person occasions when the Saint John area returned to the orange section.
There was one confirmed case of COVID-19 at Mount Allison College and two at Université de Moncton since college students returned for the autumn semester.