Public Health authorities at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region say cases of gastrointestinal illness at the University of Regina is Norovirus.
In a release Tuesday morning, the University says it is working closely with Public Health to monitor the situation and implement precautionary measures to mitigate risks of illness spreading further.
On Friday, the University of Regina was made aware of the situation and issued a public health advisory.
A secondary public health advisory was issued on Sunday requesting faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus take precautionary measures to help minimize the spread of illness
Now, Public Health authorities have confirmed Norovirus caused cases of gastrointestinal illness on campus.
As a result of the clinical findings, precautions the University set in place last week continue to be in effect, which include:
- The University’s housekeeping, custodial and food services staff will continue to take extra precautions around cleaning, including measures to disinfect high contact surfaces,
- The Fitness and Lifestyle Centre in the Kinesiology, Health & Sport Building will remain closed through March 4th,
- The University’s on campus food providers will remain open during regular hours, however, the salad bar, self-serve items and the buffet will be closed.
The University also continues to urge faculty, staff, students and visitors to campus ensure they thoroughly wash their hands and monitor the health of family and friends.