A little less than a week after the first reports of an outbreak of Norovirus at the University of Regina, students don’t seem very concerned.
“I’m not too worried I guess, the flu is always going around,” said one man in the Riddell Centre.
Some people said they were washing their hands more, but most dismissed it. Some commented that they’re not worried at all.
“I mean, like, what’s the worst that can happen if I get it even?”
One woman said she thought the university was doing a good job with precautions to keep others from getting sick.
A few students admitted they were feeling a bit paranoid.
“I’m thinking maybe this person has it, or maybe this person has it,” said one man who was sitting down the hall from the Fitness and Lifestyle Centre.
He, like many people, said there was really only one way the outbreak affected him.
“It has impacted my life now because I can’t go to the gym … that’s a bit selfish,” he laughed.
The fitness centre has been closed since Friday’s outbreak, and will stay closed until Saturday. Areas like the gymnasiums and the pool are still open
On Wednesday the university said the situation was stable, and no new cases had been reported. As of last count, 44 people had been sick in the outbreak.