CPUT has announced that one of it's essential services staff members has tested positive for Covid-19. This confirmed case of Covid-19 was found at CPUT's District Six campus.
The University stated that, "with a staff and student compliment of over 40 000 it was always a realistic expectation that some members of the CPUT community will at some stage test positive for COVID-19".
This staff member was on special leave at the time and not on duty.
Contact tracing is currently taking place as well as additional testing where it is required.
CPUT has stated, "The institution is well prepared in terms of a COVID-19 contingency plan to deal with this case, and the many more that may follow if the infection rate continues to spike."
CPUT is set to resume their academic programme on 1 June 2020.