A McMaster student who was being tested for COVID-19 following a trip to Europe has received their test results and notified the university that the test was negative and shows they do not have the coronavirus.
The university had shared a number of updates with the McMaster community over the weekend and had undertaken additional cleaning in an abundance of caution after receiving word on Friday that a student was being tested.
“It is such good news for our student,” said Roger Couldrey vice-president, Administration and chair of the university’s crisis management team. “But the virus continues to be a worldwide concern and the crisis team will continue to meet to ensure that McMaster is prepared and shares information and resources with our community.”
Updates will continue to be posted on McMaster’s COVD-19 webpage, the Daily News and the university’s social media sites.
Handwashing continues to be the best way to protect yourself from viruses, including COVID-19. New handwashing posters have been placed in McMaster washrooms with reminders to wash your hands frequently for a minimum of 20 seconds, avoid touching your face, and sneeze into your elbow. If you feel ill you should remain at home.