28 Western University students test positive for coronavirus, prompting tightened restrictions

September 17, 2020
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Western University in London, Ont., says at least 28 of its students have tested positive for the coronavirus.

In an update Thursday afternoon, the university said the majority of cases involve students who live off campus, though one student “is in residence and now in isolation.”

As a result of the rising cases, Western says it will move back to Phase Three of its return-to-campus plan, which means athletics and recreation will be suspended along with in-person student club meetings and events.

Access to libraries and “several other buildings” will also be restricted effective immediately and officials are planning to “use the full force of the code of student conduct” if students “risk the health and safety of the community through their actions.”

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