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No cases yet, but Public Health advises U of G partygoers to monitor for COVID symptoms

There have been no reported positive cases from last Friday's party
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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health. Kenneth Armstrong/GuelphToday file photo

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health is advising the nearly 750 students who partied outdoors at the University of Guelph on Friday to watch for symptoms.

While there have been no cases associated with the event, Danny Williamson, communications coordinator of WDG Public Health explains it's still too early to test positive if transmission occurred at the gathering on Friday. 

“The virus is still circulating in the wider community. Monitoring for symptoms and getting tested are key steps in identifying any cases of COVID-19 and reducing their spread,” said Williamson in a press release. 

"Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is advising anyone who attended an unofficial gathering at the University of Guelph on Friday, Sept. 10 to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested as soon as possible if they experience symptoms.”

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • fever (feeling hot to the touch, a temperature of 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher)
  • cough that’s new or worsening (continuous, more than usual)
  • barking cough, making a whistling noise when breathing (croup)
  • shortness of breath (out of breath, unable to breathe deeply)
  • runny, stuffy or congested nose (not related to seasonal allergies or other known causes or conditions)
  • lost sense of taste or smell
  • muscle aches