COVID-19 University of Sydney media statements

Latest updates for journalists about our response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we are supporting our community.

Update: Tuesday 27 July 2021

Positive case in Chemistry and Madsen buildings

We received confirmation yesterday that a staff member in our School of Chemistry has tested positive for COVID-19. 

Access to some spaces in our Chemistry and Madsen (Geosciences) buildings are being restricted and deep cleaning is underway. 

We have advised our community to immediately  get tested ,  self-isolate , and wait for further instructions from NSW Health if they visited those buildings (Chemistry Building 19 and 20 July, Madsen Building 20 July).

More details available here.

Update: Friday 24 July 2021

Positive case at Sydney Dental School

We were advised early Friday morning that a staff member at our Sydney Dental School in Westmead has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing and deep cleaning is underway. 

2020 media statements 

Our 2020 COVID-related media statements and updates are collated here.


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