COVID-19 case at Waurn Ponds campus

Media release

16 July 2021

Statement from Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin

Deakin has been notified that a staff member with a confirmed case of COVID-19 was present at our Waurn Ponds campus on Wednesday, 14 July, between 9am and 3pm.

Based on our understanding of the staff member’s movements, Deakin has temporarily closed buildings IC, IB and JB for deep cleaning. The staff member was not involved in any teaching activity while on campus.

We have identified a small number of close contacts on campus and have already advised those people to isolate and get tested. However, if you were at the Waurn Ponds campus on Wednesday 14 July, anytime between 9am and 3pm, I urge you to watch and follow the advice of the Department of Health and Human Services.

We are working closely with the Department to implement the appropriate incident response. I encourage everyone in the Deakin community to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and get tested immediately if any symptoms develop.

We are closely supporting our staff and send our best wishes for a speedy recovery on behalf of the Deakin community.

ENDS

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