As of Monday morning, Humber College is pleased to report that the number of ill students has not increased appreciably and we are working diligently to ensure that this continues.
As well, approximately 75 per cent of students who were ill now report that they are feeling better. We are hoping to have this confirmed by Toronto Public Health (TPH) by the end of the day.
Although formal test results are pending, TPH suggests that the symptoms are consistent with a seasonal virus such as norovirus. We are hoping to receive confirmation of the source by the end of the day.
To that end, cleaning staff have been working at the North Campus throughout the weekend, cleaning high-touch and common areas with products specifically designated to kill norovirus.
A nursing station has been set up in residence for any students who may require medical attention, which will remain open until no longer needed. We continue to communicate with students on their status and to provide support.
As a precaution, we have disposed of all open food from last week (including items that are not packaged or sealed). Self-serve food, such as salad bar items, is not available for the time being.
We strongly urge all students and staff to follow these hygiene guidelines from Toronto Public Health:
- Wash hands regularly using soap and warm water, rubbing for at least 15 seconds
- Use hand sanitizer when available; rub one pump into hands until hands are dry
If you are experiencing symptoms:
- Stay home until you have been symptom free for 48 hours
- Wash your hands well using soap and warm water for at least 15 seconds before preparing food and after using the bathroom
- Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration
- Avoid preparing food for others
The health and wellbeing of the Humber community is our utmost priority. Please check humber.ca for further updates.
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Established in 1967, Humber is one of Canada’s leading postsecondary institutions. Committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning, Humber serves 29,800 full-time students and 23,000 continuing education registrants. With an internationally recognized reputation for quality learning, Humber offers a wide-range of career-focused opportunities for students to personalize their educational path, including 180 full-time programs across more than 40 fields of study, 200 part-time and 60 online programs or courses. More than four out of five of Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca
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