COVID-19 updates

Updated August 2, 2021

This page will be updated every Tuesday with the current status of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to McGill. The numbers consist only of McGill students and employees who were present on our campuses in the 48 hours prior to the date of testing*.

There is no evidence of community transmission on McGill's campuses in the last week**.

Note that this webpage is designed to give members of the McGill community who are physically coming to the University a picture of the situation on our campuses, including possible transmission. The page does not capture case numbers for students and employees who may live in the Greater Montreal Area, but have not been to campus. It also does not capture case numbers in the many students who are studying remotely outside Montreal, Québec and Canada.

Before coming to our campuses, make sure you review the general health guidelines as well as the guidelines specific to your role (student or employee, including student employees).

Find out what to do if you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

 

 

0case reported on our campuses in the last week

 

 

What to do if you have symptoms or receive a diagnosis

Wondering what to do if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 or receive a diagnosis? Check the health guidelines that pertain to your role at McGill. Note that student employees are also considered employees for this purpose.

Historical data

The following table shows, in reverse chronological order, the number of reported cases of staff or students on our campuses over time since the start of the pandemic. For each case, the Direction régionale de la santé publique (DRSP) coordinated appropriate follow-up with individuals who may have been potential contacts of those who tested positive.

Time period Total cases on campus Indication of possible transmission on campus**
July 25 - July 31 0 No
July 18 - July 24 0 No
July 11 - July 17 0 No
July 4 - July 10 0 No
June 27 - July 3 0 No
June 20 - June 26 0 No
June 13 - June 19 0 No
June 6 - June 12 0 No
May 30 - June 5 0 No
May 23 - May 29 1 No
May 16 - May 22 1 No
May 9 - May 15 0 No
May 2 - May 8 3 No
April 25 - May 1 4 No
April 18 - April 24 4 No
April 11 - April 17 2 No
April 4 - April 10 6 No
March 28 - April 3 1 No
March 21 - March 27 1 No
March 14 - March 20 3 No
March 7 - March 13 1 No
Feb 28 - March 6 1 No
Feb 21 - Feb 27 0 No
Feb 14 - Feb 20 0 No
Feb 7 - Feb 13 2 No
Jan 31 - Feb 6 3 Yes
Jan 24 - Jan 30 9 Yes
Jan 17 - Jan 23
44 Yes
Jan 10 - Jan 16 4 No
Jan 3 - Jan 9 0 No
Dec 27 - Jan 2 4 Yes
Dec 20 - Dec 26 1 No
Dec 13 - Dec 19 0 No
Dec 6 - Dec 12 5 No
Nov 29 - Dec 5 1 No
Nov 22 - Nov 28 1 No
Nov 15 - Nov 21 1 No
Nov 8 - Nov 14 1 No
Nov 1 - Nov 7 0 No
Oct 25 - Oct 31 1 No
Oct 18 - Oct 24 2 No
Oct 11 - Oct 17 0 No
Oct 4 - Oct 10 3 Yes
Sept 27 - Oct 3 5 Yes
Sept 20- Sept 26 5 No
Sept 13 - Sept 19 6 No
August 31 - September 12 2 No
August 17 - August 30 1 No
August 3 - August 16 0 No
July 20 - August 2 0 No
July 6 - July 19 0 No
June 22 - July 5 0 No
June 8 - June 21 1 No
May 25 - June 7 0 No
May 11 - May 24 0 No
April 27 - May 10 0 No
April 13 - April 26 0 No
March 30 - April 12 4 No
March 23 - March 29 1 Unknown***
TOTAL 135

 


Notes

* We are now collecting data for people who had been on campus in the previous 48 hours to follow new Montreal public health guidelines. Previously the reporting period had been seven days. These numbers reflect the cases that are reported to McGill. When the University is informed by public health authorities of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case on campus, the University collaborates with the Direction régionale de la santé publique (DRSP) and initiates strict protocols that may include the isolation of other individuals, and calls for the immediate suspension or closing of study or work areas and buildings. If requested by the DRSP to assist with contact tracing, the University will fully collaborate with the DRSP's efforts. Moreover, should there be a confirmed positive case on campus, the University will adhere to a strict privacy policy that calls for the identities of individuals to be kept confidential.

** There is indication of transmission on our campuses if (i) two or more confirmed cases occur in the same area/class/group over a 14-day period and (ii) these cases are not explainable by another epidemiological origin.

Since the start of the pandemic, the limited instances of community transmission at McGill have occurred in student residences in cases where students were in close contact.

*** At the early stages of the pandemic, transmission of cases was not systematically tracked.

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