COVID-19 outbreak declared in St. Clair College program

Windsor, Ont. –

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit declared a COVID-19 outbreak in a program at St. Clair College on Wednesday.

A new statement from the college and health unit says the program’s outbreak is affecting two different semesters on the South Windsor campus.

The COVID-19 outbreak has been linked to exposure in two cohorts.

The college says affected students and staff have been informed and directed to self-monitoring or self-isolation.

WEHCU declares an outbreak at school when there are two or more related cases and if there is evidence that at least one case could have been infected in the same classroom.

The college says it is working closely with the health unit to manage the outbreak in this specific program and any other identified cases.

St. Clair College has an immunization policy in place that requires students to be fully immunized or take rapid tests every 72 hours. The college says it also requires daily quizzes for staff and students before entering campus.

On Wednesday, the college said 80.5 percent of students were fully vaccinated, 12.9 percent had at least one dose, and 6.6 percent had chosen not to vaccinate or to disclose their status at the college.

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