The university has received notification of a positive COVID case involving a graduate student. All areas where the student was on campus have been thoroughly cleaned and are open for normal operations.
Any contact tracing is managed by Hamilton Public Health and they will contact directly anyone who would be part of the tracing for this case.
McMaster has developed comprehensive protocols for any reported confirmed case of COVID-19. These have been developed in close consultation with Hamilton Public Health and include creation of a university rapid response team.
The student in this case notified the university quickly after testing positive and has been very helpful in sharing information which has helped McMaster respond quickly and thoroughly.
All McMaster faculty and staff are reminded that they must complete a COVID screening tool within one hour of any expected arrival at a McMaster facility and to follow any advice the screening provides.
All employees and students who have a need to be on campus must also complete a mandatory online module in advance of attending a McMaster facility. The training link is available on Mosaic.
If you feel ill, please do not attend a McMaster facility and you are encouraged to seek medical advice. The COVID-19 reporting protocols for students, faculty and staff can be found here: