World News – CA – Community outbreak declared after six Nipissing University athletes test positive for COVID-19


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Chelsea Papineau
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The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has reported a COVID-19 outbreak in the community after six members of the Nipissing University sports community tested positive for the disease.

Only three of these people have confirmed having been on campus, the school said on its website Tuesday morning.

« While the people who tested positive did not live on the Nipissing University campus, they had interactions on the R. . J. . Surtees Student Athletics Center health club and community gatherings. Other university buildings and real estate are not affected, « said the health unit in a press release on Tuesday morning.

« None of the known positive cases have been on campus since the R. J. . The Surtees Student Athletics Center closed on November for a thorough cleaning. 18, « said Nipissing University.

Contract tracking has been completed and those who have been in close contact with the infected individuals have been notified, public health announced.

« Individuals who have attended social gatherings with people who are part of the Nipissing University sports community are asked to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19. If they develop symptoms of COVID-19, they should immediately isolate and get a test, « the health unit said.

The university announced that it is implementing additional security measures at the athletics center, including further reducing building capacity, restricting training to individual sessions and canceling all group training.

DR. Jim Chirico, the medical health officer for the Nipissing and Parry Sound counties, said the community is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 disease.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or feel sick, isolate immediately and get tested for COVID-19. « Dr. . Chirico said.

As of Tuesday morning, there are 10 active cases of COVID-19 in the Nipissing and Parry Sound districts, eight of them in Nipissing. Two of these are travel-related infections and the rest are caused by close contact with a confirmed case. There were 67 positive cases in the two districts, 57 of which were resolved, including one death on Jan.. May. There are currently no COVID-related hospitalizations in these two districts.

If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who is experiencing these symptoms, isolate yourself first and then use Ontario’s self-assessment tool to determine if You need further care. If you need more help, call your doctor or health unit at 1-800-563-2808. If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and mention your symptoms.

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