An individual who later tested positive for COVID-19 was last on the Fort Garry Campus on December 10th. The individual attended all rooms in the Ag Building Greenhouse, the Point (i.e. Plant Science Field Station BLDG) , and the Crop Technology Centre. All UM COVID-19 safety protocols were followed and the person is adhering to guidance from Public Health.
Public health has investigated the case and has reached out to close contacts of the individual. If you were not contacted by Public Health and were in the above area on the above date, you can continue to self-monitor for symptoms. Should you develop symptoms use the Online COVID-19 Screening Toolhttps://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ to determine if you should be tested.
The spaces where the individual was present on campus have been appropriately cleaned and disinfected. All individuals in all UM indoor spaces are required to wear 3-ply reusable or disposable masks at all times.
It is more important than ever that individuals who attend work or any on-campus activities in person strictly follow public health guidance including getting vaccinated, limiting close contacts outside of the home, practicing physical distancing, and staying home when sick, no matter how mild the symptoms. If you have symptoms that could be COVID-19, use the Online COVID-19 Screening Toolhttps://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ to self-screen and get tested if that is what is recommended. Without the test there is no way to tell if the symptoms are from COVID-19 or another cause.