What will living in a university dorm look like this fall? Health experts warn about possible COVID-19 outbreaks

August 21, 2020
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Toronto Star

While some Canadian universities, like McMaster and Concordia, have closed their residences due to COVID-19 concerns, others are gearing up to welcome students to dormitories this fall.

U of T, University of British Columbia, McGill University, Dalhousie University, and more are all accepting students into residence halls, albeit in far fewer numbers than usual. Occupancy levels at Ryerson and the University of Calgary are at 30 per cent, according to spokespeople at those schools. Meanwhile, occupancy at Queen’s University and Simon Fraser University is expected to be around 50 per cent.

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