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Queen’s University sees sharp rise in COVID-19 cases this week

This week, Queen’s University reported a sharp rise in new COVID-19 cases. The Queen’s case tracker is currently reporting ten off-campus cases, up from no reported cases last week. 

The ten new cases represent the highest increase the university has seen since the week of December 14th, 2020. 

The rise in cases come one week after the Government of Ontario eased restrictions for the KFL&A region. The region was one of a few areas that went to “Green – Protect” status following a province wide lockdown.  Several on campus facilities reopened on Wednesday, with the university continuing to urge students staff and faculty to isolate for 14 days upon arrival. 

The university previously issued a statement regarding reading week travel, encouraging students, staff and faculty to limit travel. “As previously communicated, the university is requesting that all students, staff, and faculty who must travel for essential purposes outside the KFL&A, Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, and Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark region, or who have had visitors from outside the region, self-isolate for 14 days,” the university said on Tuesday. 

More to come. 

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