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    Fed Uni Horsham closed due to COVID-19.
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    Fed Uni Horsham closed due to COVID-19.

Horsham's Federation University campus closed | COVID-19

Federation University's Horsham campus is closed for 'deep cleaning' after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

University leaders are identifying any students, staff  or contractors who might have been on campus during the past fortnight.

Leaders will confirm when it is safe to reopen the campus.

Since March, students and staff have been learning and working from home wherever possible.

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A university spokesperson said although most staff had been working from home and the majority of students studying online, the campus would still undergo deep cleaning.

They said until it was safe to return to the campus, all staff and students would continue to study and work from home.

Here is the email to staff and students: 

Federation University Australia must advise that unfortunately we have had a staff member at the Wimmera Campus test positive to COVID-19.

The campus is now closed for deep cleaning.  Please do not come to class until we notify you when it is safe to reopen.

The staff member had attended the campus over the past 14 days but it is unclear whether they had symptoms of COVID-19 at the time of attendance. They are now in self-isolation for the next 14 days.

We are notifying all of our Wimmera-based staff and students. External contractors who may have been on campus over this same period are also being identified and contacted.


Who must get tested and self-isolate?

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS, has been notified immediately to commence contact tracing.

DHHS will begin contact tracing following privacy legislation to protect the identity of staff and students. If DHHS needs to contact you, please remember it will be via a private number.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 (sore throat, cold, fever or difficulty breathing), you should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you receive your test result. You can use the coronavirus interactive self-assessment on the DHHS website for guidance, if you have any symptoms.