COVID-19 Case in a Member of Trent Community Presents Low Risk
Today the University was informed of a case of COVID-19 in a member of the Trent community. Peterborough Public Health considers this a low risk to the campus and no specific action is required unless you have been contacted by Public Health.
The individual was last on Trent’s Peterborough campus September 29. Peterborough Public Health believes that the individual was not on campus during the period of communicability. The person is currently self-isolating as required, has been connected with supports and services, and will not return to campus until advised by Public Health that it is safe to do so.
If you have not been contacted by Public Health, you are not considered to be at risk of infection due to this case. Any close contacts have been contacted and advised of next steps.
Advice for members of the Trent community, other than those contacted by Public Health, remains as it does for everyone: practice good respiratory hygiene, wash your hands frequently, follow physical distancing measures, wear a face mask, and self-monitor using the provincial self-assessment tool (also accessible through the Trent Mobile App). The University also recommends that all members of the Trent community download the federal COVID Alert app.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 may vary from person to person, and could include: fever, new onset of cough, worsening chronic cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell, chills, headaches, unexplained fatigue/muscle aches, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pink eye (conjunctivitis), rash on the hands or feet, or runny nose/nasal congestion without other known cause. If you have any of the above listed symptoms, self-isolate until you can be tested at a local assessment centre. Please stay home if you are feeling ill. Asymptomatic individuals need only get tested if advised to do so by Public Health.
We can assure our campus community that the University’s comprehensive protocols were very effective in this instance of a reported confirmed case of COVID-19 involving a member of the Trent community. We understand this is a stressful time and thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Together, we have an individual and collective responsibility to keep our community safe. To learn more about available supports and resources, as well as up-to-date information about the Trent Forward plan, please visit trentu.ca/forward.
Posted on October 8, 2020