Sixty-one students in residence at the University of Guelph have tested positive for COVID-19 and about 200 are under lockdown quarantine.
Students apparently participated in a large party, explaining why so many have tested posit
The university is clamping down in hopes that its safety protocols will be followed by all students and stop further spread of the virus. It is also considering a curfew.
It is the largest single-site outbreak in Guelph and Wellington County.
Ontario Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano said he has discussed the outbreak and its cause with UG president Charlotte Yates.
“I had a conversation with President Yates and the situation is being monitored and under control,” he said .“Of course, that was an unsanctioned event that occurred and the institution is addressing it.”