Humber College continues to work closely with Toronto Public Health (TPH) to investigate reports of illness at the North Campus. Students who have reported they were ill are recovering after resting and rehydrating.

According to Toronto Public Health people who have become ill have recovered in one to two days without serious health effects.

The total number of ill students has not appreciably changed from yesterday evening, with approximately 200 reported cases of people experiencing common symptoms of stomach cramping and vomiting.

If you are feeling ill: 

  • 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
  • Toronto Public Health are currently testing samples and the lab results are pending.

The health and safety of the Humber community is our utmost concern.  We have taken all active measures to date under the advisement of Toronto Public Health to protect the health and wellbeing of our community, including:

  • Encouraging everyone to follow vigilant health hygiene practices.
  • Enhancing environmental cleaning in the North Campus student residence and across the entire campus (more frequently and with a focus on high touch/risk areas/surfaces).
  • We encourage anyone who has been ill or suspect they may be becoming ill to stay home until they have been symptom free for 48 hours. Students will be receiving an email from Humber College containing instructions regarding academic consideration.

Anyone who has been ill is requested to fill out an online public health survey at tph.to/gastrobusters. This will aid the college and Toronto Public Health in tracking cases and to continue taking appropriate actions on campus.  Inquiries related to medical aspects of this incident can be forward to Toronto Public Health at: tphmedia@toronto.ca

We encourage all members of the Humber community to refer to humber.ca for updates as we continue to work with Toronto Public Health to identify the root cause of this incident.

We encourage all members of the Humber community to refer to humber.ca for regular updates as we continue to work with Toronto Public Health to identify the root cause of this incident.

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For more information:
Nadia Araujo
Communications Co-ordinator|Marketing and Communications
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
205 Humber College Boulevard | Toronto, Ontario | M9W 5L7
nadia.araujo@humber.ca | 416.580.1364