Coronavirus update – Friday, February 28

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This message is sent on behalf of Fabrice Labeau, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning).

Dear members of the McGill community,

As you may have heard, health authorities announced yesterday a presumptive case of COVID-19 in the Montreal area. It is a case of a person who recently returned from travel abroad.

Despite this, health authorities are still very clear that the risk in Canada is low, and they are not recommending any additional measures to be taken by the general public. Frequent and thorough handwashing, as well as observing appropriate cough etiquette, are still the appropriate behaviours.

Members of the McGill community who have flu-like symptoms should call 1 877 644-4545 (Info-Santé) instead of showing up in-person to a medical clinic.

Students who have flu-like symptoms should call 1 877 644-4545 (Info-Santé) instead of showing up in-person at the Wellness Hub or a medical clinic.

Based on personal history, Info-Santé will advise on the best course of action.

We take the safety and security of our community very seriously. The following steps have been taken so far:

  • We have convened working groups from across the University to coordinate action as new information emerges.
  • Posters have been placed around our campuses advising students on tips to avoid viral illnesses and transmission of viruses.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are being deployed around our campuses.

The University’s coronavirus webpage remains the most up-to-date source of information for our community.

Inquiries should be directed to the COVID-19.info@mcgill.ca email address.

 

Sincerely,

Fabrice Labeau
Deputy Provost (Student Life & Learning)

 

 

February 28 2020

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