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COVID-19 Campus Advisories

This page provides information about on-campus COVID-19:

  • Confirmed cases
  • Potential exposures
  • Outbreaks

In order to ensure the health and safety of our entire campus community, any confirmed cases of COVID-19 associated with campus that the University is made aware of will be listed here and updated regularly. Any outbreaks on University of Regina campuses as declared by Saskatchewan Health Authority will also be tracked here.

As of November 16, health authorities are advising they will no longer publicize incidents of potential exposures in the province, therefore we are unable to provide further updates on those.

November 13-20: Confirmed Cases This Week

Three positive cases of COVID-19, associated with the University of Regina main campus, have been reported this week. These are individuals who had a presence on campus prior to testing positive. Due to privacy and confidentiality considerations, only summary case numbers will be provided in this update.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is responsible for the contact tracing process to identify and directly notify those who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Anyone not contacted directly by SHA is not considered a close contact and should simply continue to self-monitor for symptoms.

The University of Regina will continue to update this site regularly with the number of confirmed, positive cases based on information provided to the University.

Please continue to stay safe by observing all recommended public health guidelines relating to hand washing and disinfection, mask usage, physical distancing, and limiting the number of people in your social “bubble.”

November 12: Outbreak Declared at Centre for Health, Wellness and Performance

Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Centre for Health, Wellness, and Performance (previously the Dr. Paul Schwann Centre) on the University of Regina main campus.
  • An outbreak is defined as two or more people testing positive for COVID-19 who are linked to a specific, non-household setting or event within a specified time period.
  • A number of outbreaks have previously been declared across the province, including 14 in Regina involving schools, businesses, and workplaces.

In this particular case, two individuals who had a linked presence at the Centre have tested positive and are self-isolating. The University’s Health, Safety & Wellness team (HS&W) is assisting SHA with contacting anyone who may have been identified as a close contact through tracing. Anyone not contacted by SHA or HS&W is not considered a close contact and should simply continue to self-monitor for symptoms.

While SHA is satisfied with the University’s guidelines on mask usage, physical distancing, cleaning and sanitizing, and limiting gatherings, and is not requiring the University to take any specific actions, a decision has been made to temporarily suspend some activities at the Centre for Kinesiology, Health & Sport (CKHS), which houses the Health, Wellness, and Performance Centre, and restrict access to some areas to allow for deep cleaning/disinfecting.

  • Anyone directly affected by these measures will be notified.
  • Anyone with questions about the availability of services can contact KHS at 306-585-4535.
  • Anyone with questions or concerns about potential exposure to COVID-19 should call the provincial HealthLine at 811.
  • Any questions or concerns about campus guidelines or measures should be directed by email to ask.us@regina.ca.

The outbreak declaration is in effect until November 21, assuming no additional confirmed, related cases are identified before then. The University will continue to monitor the situation and may take further action as deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff.

In the meantime, we encourage our entire campus community to follow all public health guidelines to ensure the safety of yourselves, your families, and those around you. Health Canada offers two free apps available for download: one to assist with self-monitoring for COVID-19 Canada COVID-19; and another to alert the user in the event of a potential exposure COVID Alert.

November 12: Confirmed Cases to Date

To date, five positive cases of COVID-19, associated with the University of Regina main campus, have been reported. These are individuals who had a presence on campus prior to testing positive. Due to privacy and confidentiality considerations, only summary case numbers will be provided in this update.

The Saskatchewan Health Authority is responsible for the contact tracing process to identify and directly notify those who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Anyone not contacted directly by SHA is not considered a close contact and should simply continue to self-monitor for symptoms.

The University of Regina will continue to update this site regularly with the number of confirmed, positive cases based on information provided to the University.

Please continue to stay safe by observing all recommended public health guidelines relating to hand washing and disinfection, mask usage, physical distancing, and limiting the number of people in your social “bubble.”

October 30: Possible COVID-19 Exposure on Campus

The University of Regina is relaying information provided by Saskatchewan Health that the U of R main campus was the site of a possible COVID-19 exposure. An individual who attended the main floor of the Education Building (the common area close to the Riddell Centre) on Friday, October 30 between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm was likely infectious at the time.

  • Education Building
  • Friday, October 30
  • 3:00pm-6:00pm

It is important to note that the University does not have access to any further information regarding the identity of the individual or specifics around exact times or location.

Public Health officials are advising anyone who may have been at this location on the specified date and time to self-monitor for 14 days. Anyone developing symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately self-isolate and call the HealthLine at 811 to arrange for testing. It is important to note that people may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus.

Please stay safe by continuing to observe all recommended public health guidelines relating to; hand washing/sanitizing, mask usage, physical distancing, and limiting the number of people in your social “bubble.”

October 22: Possible COVID-19 Exposures on Campus

An individual or individuals who were likely infectious attended the following area(s) of campus during the specified dates and times:

Riddell Centre

Thursday October 22, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Public Health officials are advising anyone who may have been at these locations on the specified dates and times to self-monitor for 14 days. Anyone developing symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately self-isolate and call the HealthLine at 811 to arrange for testing. It is important to note that people may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus.

Please stay safe by continuing to observe all recommended public health guidelines relating to; hand washing/sanitizing, mask usage, physical distancing, and limiting the number of people in your social “bubble.”