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Second positive case in a Queen’s residence reported

The Residence Life and Services Team at Queen’s University has issued a notice to students that a resident of Leonard Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The case was additionally confirmed by KFL&A Public Health.

The student had reportedly entered self-isolation by Friday, Sep. 25, 2020, with contact tracing being completed by Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.

Those identified as close contacts of the student are being contacted directly and required to self-isolate, as well as to test for COVID-19. The Residence Life and Service Team said they will also support students moving into an “isolation space” in another campus building, if required.

“We understand that this news may create some anxiety, and we encourage [students] to review precautionary measures and guidelines on the KFL&A Public Health website and to minimize contact with others,” said the letter. Students were also reminded of requirements to wear masks and practice hand hygiene.

This is the second student living in residence at Queen’s University to test positive for COVID-19 this week, after one was identified on the fourth floor of Brant Residence.

Queen’s University has reduced on-campus residence occupancy to less than half this year, and is offering single rooms only, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Samantha Butler-Hassan

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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