CASE UPDATE: 11:45AM SUNDAY 29 AUGUST
The ACT has recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19. All cases are linked. 8 were in quarantine during their infectious period and 5 were infectious in the community. There are 10 people in hospital, and one person remains in intensive care.
CASE UPDATE: 11:45AM SATURDAY 28 AUGUST
The ACT has recorded 26 cases overnight with 20 cases linked and at least 7 infectious in the community.
11:05AM SATURDAY 28 AUGUST
NSW has recorded 1035 new cases of COVID-19 to 8pm last night. There are 778 cases in hospital, and 125 of these are in the ICU.
5:22PM FRIDAY 27 AUGUST
At the moment, all residences at the ANU are living under ‘level 1 restrictions’ (stay at home orders). There are some close contact residents who are under ‘level 4 restrictions’. You can find more information here.
CASE UPDATE: 11:45AM FRIDAY 27 AUGUST
The ACT has recorded 21 cases overnight with 15 cases linked and 6 being infectious in the community.
11:05AM FRIDAY 27 AUGUST
NSW has recorded 882 cases of COVID-19, and 2 deaths have been reported.
4:12PM THURSDAY 26 AUGUST
Fenner Hall residents have been informed that dinner deliveries will cease tomorrow night, Friday 27th. After Friday, residents will need to provide for their own meals.
12:01PM THURSDAY 26 AUGUST
ACT Health has revealed that 33 cases are now linked to Fiction NightClub and 4 cases are linked to Assembly Bar.
11:50AM THURSDAY 26 AUGUST
Over 20’000 16-29 year olds have already registered on MyDHR for a vaccination. Chief Minister Andrew Barr is reminding people that AstraZeneca is already available for people.
11:45AM THURSDAY 26 AUGUST
The ACT has recorded 14 cases overnight, all cases are already linked, and 13 were in quarantine for their entire infectious period.
10AM THURSDAY 26 AUGUST
Good Morning ANU and welcome to Day 14! Here’s where things stand as we hit the two-week mark of lockdown.
The ACT has recorded 176 cases in this outbreak.
The ANU community has 1 active case on-campus.
Last night, Warrumbul residents were informed that their quarantine has been extended until all residents receive a second negative test. On-site testing is being arranged for residents today. Once they receive a second negative test, then the resident will be allowed to leave quarantine.
Make sure you refresh the page for the latest updates.
7PM WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST
In a meeting tonight, Warrumbul Lodge residents were informed that their quarantine has been extended. All residents must undergo another COVID-19 test tomorrow, and have been told that there will be on-site testing. They were informed that once they receive a negative test result, they are free to leave quarantine.
12:21PM WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST
Deputy Chief Health Officer Vanessa Johnston updates that overall, 8 cases remain unlinked in the ACT. 31 cases are linked to the Fiction outbreak.
12:17PM WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST
Barr has been asked for the second time today about whether COVID-19 sewage fragments in Merimbula, after NSW Deputy Premier Barilaro has placed blame on the ACT. Barr refused to comment, expressing, “I’m not interested in having ‘whose poo it was’ arguments at this stage.”
12:02PM WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST
When asked about whether we could leave lockdown next Thursday, Barr advised that we would need to see that new cases are not infectious in the community and no more mystery cases. Additionally, Barr warned that steps out of lockdown would be ‘gentle’; not all public health directions will be eased.
11:56AM WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST
Barr shared that 17,000 people between the age of 16-25 have registered for a Pfizer vaccination. The Chief Minister raised that these people can also access an AstraZeneca vaccine today. In addition, he flagged that the lockdown would not lift early, before the 2nd of September, but there may be some changes to the public health directions. The Public Health Officer will review the rules today.
11:49AM WEDNESDAY 25 AUGUST
There are 9 new cases in the ACT, 8 already linked, 4 were infectious in the community, 3 remain under investigation. There are 7 cases in hospital, 1 in ICU in critical condition.
6:40PM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
At a Special General Meeting held at 6pm tonight, ANUSA voted to pass the first of two budget changes this year. The budget passed today increases funding for student assistance program and its grants, as well as ANUSA’s legal service.
1:30PM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
ANUSA President Madhumitha Janagaraja has confirmed that there will be no teaching break for students this Semester. In a post to ANU Schmidtposting, she said “there was an absence of support not only from decision makers but also many academic and professional staff”.
12:30pm TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
ACT Health has confirmed that the ANU’s response to the positive case in Warrumbul Lodge was appropriate. They will look into providing on-campus testing if it is required, however supported the ANU’s decision to bus residents to testing sites.
11:52AM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
ACT government is working on reintroducing tenancy protections, similar to those implemented in 2020.
11:45AM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
The ACT has recorded 30 cases overnight, 25 cases are already linked, and 11 of the cases were infectious in the community. There are 4 cases in hospital and 1 in the ICU.
11:20AM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
11:13AM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
The ANU has confirmed that 296 Warrumbul Lodge residents were tested for COVID-19 yesterday as a result of the positive case at the residence.
9:15AM TUESDAY 24 AUGUST
Last night, the laundry at Kinloch Lodge was listed as an exposure site. All residents have been notified, and must contact their reception and ACT Health if they were there during the exposure time. You can find the exposure sites at the ANU here.
12:20PM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
ACT Health has updated the exposure sites. Warrumbul Lodge is the only current exposure site on campus, which was announced last night to affected residents.
12PM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
The Chief Minister says that 16-29 year olds may be fully vaccinated quicker if they get AstraZeneca now, rather than wait for additional supplies of Pfizer or Moderna
11:54AM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
ACT Health is discussing the case on-campus, exposure sites on-campus will be listed later today, if you have been on-campus recently, you are encouraged to check the list when it updates.
11:48AM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
16-29 year olds in the ACT can now register on the system to make a booking for a Pfizer vaccine.
11:45AM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
The ACT has recorded 16 cases overnight, 13 cases are already linked, and 3 of the cases were infectious in the community.
10:05AM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
Expanding on the news overnight, and Warrumbul Lodge has been identified as a casual contact site, following a positive case. Anyone who has been in the building between 16th August and 20th August are required to contact ACT Health, get a test, and isolate until they have received a negative result.
The University will be providing additional welfare support and grocery deliveries to the residents affected.
Residents are also encouraged to apply for special consideration if this has interrupted their studies.
Transport arrangements are being made for those residents who cannot get themselves to a testing location.
9:55AM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
ACT Health continues to update exposure sites. There are a number of casual contact sites at Coles Canberra Centre and Guzman y Gomez.
9:50AM MONDAY 23 AUGUST
Good morning ANU and welcome to Day 11! If you’re looking for the updates from last week, you’ll find them here.
Here’s a quick rundown of where things are at:
The ACT has 121 active cases. And the list of exposure sites continues to grow.
The ANU Alert Level is Orange – High Risk.
The ANU community has 1 active case on campus, all residents have been placed into isolation and testing arrangements will be made today.
Last week, the Academic Board moved to re-introduce CRS/CRN, delay the Census Date and expand academic leniency.
Make sure you refresh the page for all the latest updates today.
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