SUDBURY -- In an Oct. 10 news release, Algoma University confirmed a new positive case of COVID-19 linked to an individual associated with their Sault Ste. Marie campus.

The individual is now isolating but the statement did not confirm where.

According to the release, public health officials have advised the risk of others on campus contracting the virus is extremely low.

Officials from both the university and Algoma Public Health (APH) are working to determine who may have been in contact with the individual. 

The university says potential contacts will be notified by APH directly in order to ensure their privacy.

“As part of the University’s gradual Return to Campus (RTC) plan, Algoma has developed extensive COVID-19 pandemic protocols in consultation with local public health and government officials,” said Algoma University spokesperson Brian Leahy in the release.

“Algoma University will continue to strictly follow APH direction as well as approved provincial and institutional protocols intended to support the health and well-being of all members of the communities we serve.”