Five University of Windsor students test positive for COVID-19 in outbreak

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Health officials say five students at the University of Windsor have tested positive for COVID-19 in an outbreak linked to a campus residence.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit says the outbreak is linked to a Halloween party hosted at a residence building. 

Thirteen other students are self-isolating and monitoring for symptoms. 

Medical officer of health Dr. Wajid Ahmed says it’s believed an individual had travelled outside the Windsor-Essex area and then attended the party with mild symptoms.

The university says it has moved affected students to a separate location. 

University president Rob Gordon says the outbreak is a reminder that the student community cannot become complacent about COVID-19 protocols.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 11, 2020. 

The Canadian Press