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COVID-19 University of Sydney media statements

27 July 2021
Our COVID-19 statements and updates
Latest updates for journalists about our response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and how we are supporting our community.

Update: Thursday 19 August 2021

Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Mark Scott wrote to staff and students today, to advise our remote delivery of Semester 2 teaching will be extended for an additional four weeks until at least mid-semester break – 27 September. 

Support for our students and staff was also highlighted, including additional financial support for HDR students and a research support fund.

His email to staff can be read here, and to students here.

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 testedself-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. 

More information available here.

2020 media statements 

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