Second COVID-19 Positive Case Notification

To the CBU Community,

I am writing today to make you aware that Public Health has notified us of a second positive COVID-19 case connected to Cape Breton University. The student arrived this week, and since then has been isolating on-campus and following mandatory public health requirements. As with the first case, it was during this isolation time the student chose to participate in asymptomatic testing, which did produce a positive result. Again, the student continues to isolate with the proper health, mental health, and academic resources in place as an efficient support system.

Any contact tracing required is being managed by Public Health, and those considered to be close contacts have been notified. As always, we will continue to take direction and work closely with Public Health. To respect the privacy of this student, we will not be releasing any further information.

With our strong encouragement of asymptomatic testing, it comes as no surprise that a second case has been identified. As I stated earlier this week, it is proven that this testing helps identify cases before symptoms ever arise, allowing us to better protect each other. And so, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to this student who made the decision to participate in asymptomatic testing while in isolation and with the support of Public Health and CBU. This decision not only protects their own health but also protects the overall health of our entire community. Anyone who wishes to also participate in asymptomatic testing can do so by booking an appointment online.

Please know that because of the work of the Return to Campus committee, all of the proper policies and protocols are in place for the continued health, safety and well-being of those who work on campus. As always, remember to be kind to each other and protect each other by staying home if you are sick, wearing a mask and respecting physical distancing. We will continue to keep each other safe by working together.

Yours very truly,

David C. Dingwall

President & Vice-Chancellor