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Update Nov. 27, 2020

WECHU confirms another case of COVID-19 on campus

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has confirmed another on-campus case of COVID-19 unrelated to those previously reported. The affected member of the campus community is self-isolating and all appropriate protocols and cleaning measures have been taken. 

As with all COVID-19 cases, the WECHU will lead all contact tracing and UWindsor continues to work with and support the health unit as needed. There is no additional risk to the campus community at this time.

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Update Nov. 23, 2020

On-campus COVID-19 case reporting

A new page on the Return to Campus website is now available here, providing members of the UWindsor community an up-to-date list of confirmed and resolved COVID-19 cases. The listing will only include dates of on-campus cases reported to Health and Safety and confirmed by Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU).  

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Update Nov. 18, 2020

WECHU confirms another case of COVID-19 on campus

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has confirmed another on-campus case of COVID-19 unrelated to those previously reported. The affected member of the campus community is self-isolating and all appropriate protocols and cleaning measures have been taken. 

As with all COVID-19 cases, the WECHU will lead all contact tracing and UWindsor continues to work with and support the health unit as needed. There is no additional risk to the campus community at this time.

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Update Nov. 10, 2020

University responds to COVID-19 outbreak in student residence

After investigation by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit it has advised that an unauthorized gathering held in a student residence on Halloween has led to what is now being declared an outbreak.

“The University of Windsor has quickly taken the appropriate measures in cooperation with the Health Unit – there is no ongoing risk to the students at this time,” said Dr. Wajid Ahmed, WECHU’s Medical Officer of Health.

The University has implemented extensive additional cleaning protocols and affected students have been moved to a separate building location.

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Update Nov. 8, 2020

University sends strong social distancing reminder

The University of Windsor is reminding its campus community to restrict social gatherings and strictly adhere to COVID-19 prevention protocols following additional information it received today from the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.

The WECHU has advised that an unauthorized Halloween gathering of students is currently being investigated and emphasizes the importance of students following Health Unit and Student Residence regulations around social gatherings. The University is working closely with the WECHU on this matter and will provide more information as it becomes available.

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Update Nov. 5, 2020

WECHU confirms second, unrelated case of COVID-19 at UWindsor

The University of Windsor was informed today by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that a second member of the University of Windsor community has tested positive for COVID-19. The confirmed case at a student residence is unrelated to the initial case reported on November 3.

The University has taken the necessary steps to initiate self-isolation requirements in consultation with WECHU, which says there is no current risk to the on-campus community.

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Update Nov. 3, 2020

Member of on-campus community tests positive for COVID-19, WECHU says no risk to campus

The University of Windsor has been advised by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that a member of its on-campus community has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently isolating off campus. The Health Unit says there is no risk to the campus community.

UWindsor is operating under its COVID-19 response plan and working closely with the Health Unit. The University will provide further updates to members of the campus community as they become available.

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Update Sept. 17, 2020

Update on Planning for the Winter 2021 Semester

From the Office of the President

As the Fall semester begins, I want to take a moment to celebrate the efforts of our University of Windsor campus community in preparing for this challenging and unpredictable academic year. Throughout the summer, faculty, staff and students have made extraordinary efforts to master new technologies, find new ways to connect, solve the problems of this unfamiliar environment, and create the high-quality learning experiences that inspire passion for learning and lasting connections. We are ready for the Fall semester, and together we will make this year supportive, engaging, and successful.

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Update Sept. 15, 2020

Health Unit confirms first UWindsor student COVID-19 case

The University of Windsor was informed earlier today by the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit that an off-campus student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for Windsor-Essex County states that while this is a low risk exposure, everyone is reminded to continue to be mindful of public health measures to reduce to the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

The student is currently in self-isolation at home, did not attend classes on campus, and no campus exposures have been identified. The University has implemented its COVID-19 response plan and is working closely with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit in this matter.

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Update Aug. 20, 2020

A gradual and safe return

We are committed to follow the province's direction and that of our Public Health agencies. As a result, and although we are diligently preparing for a return to campus, most of us will not be on-campus when the fall semester starts. Classes will be primarily online, and most of our staff and faculty will continue to work remotely — at least for now.

Click here to read the entire UWindsor Together Fall 2020 message.


Campus Services expands cleaning plan for return to campus

Increasing cleaning practices is one of the many important steps towards a safe Return to Campus plan. Read more about how Custodial Services is taking careful steps to help keep the campus community safe against COVID-19 here.


Supports available for students who suspect they have COVID-19

If a student suspects they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, there are resources and supports available.

Ryan Flannagan, Associate Vice President of Student Experience, wants students to know we are here to help. Find out how here.


Update August 6, 2020

What’s Open and What’s Not

There are a number of campus services available to support the University of Windsor community. While the campus and all buildings remain closed with the exception of essential services and critical research, you can find a variety of alternative service delivery options including remote online support, curbside pickup and more.

Click here for the most up-to-date list.


There’s an app for that: Safe Lancer to add new self-assessment feature

Free to download at the end of August 2020, the latest update to the Safe Lancer mobile app will assist with COVID-19 screening on campus. It's an important part of UWindsor's Return to Campus plan.

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Residence life Fall 2020

UWindsor is welcoming nearly 200 students to residence for fall 2020. Ensuring the best experience possible under current circumstances, support staff have prepared to make residence life safe, engaging and connected for students living on campus this upcoming term.

To learn more about what is planned and changes, click here.

Update July 23, 2020

Mandatory Non-Medical Mask or Face Covering

In an effort to further support the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students, effective Monday, July 27, 2020, the University of Windsor will require all employees, students, visitors and contractors to wear a non-medical mask or face covering when entering  all campus buildings and in common spaces where physical distancing may be difficult (entrances, exits, hallways, stairwells, lounges, washrooms and elevators).

Click here to view the full statement.


Zone & Flow analysis to ensure safe movement on campus

If you’ve recently been to local grocery store, you are well aware of social distancing signage, traffic guidelines and the requirement to wear a face covering. 

The same process is happening to the University of Windsor campus.

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Masks to be provided in Return to Campus welcome packages

To ensure a safe transition back to campus, UWindsor is providing three reusable masks to students living in residence this fall, as well as to faculty and staff upon their eventual return.

The masks will be made of washable cloth and were selected after scrupulous quality testing by UWindsor’s Ken Drouillard and Sharon Lackie.

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RTC Video Gallery

Click here to access the Return to Campus Video Gallery.