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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FROM BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE March 14, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FROM BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE March 14, 2020

March 14, 2020

Booth UC continues to support the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff as we work in partnership with public health officials with regards to COVID-19.

At this time, Booth UC will remain open.  However, we are aware of changing circumstances in light of COVID-19.   We encourage all Staff, Faculty and Students to practice social distancing, continue to wash hands, use sanitizers and wipes as provided, and limit or cancel non-essential in-person meetings /gatherings.   

While keeping Booth UC operational is our plan at this time, we are encouraging everyone to stay home if they feel sick, including with normal colds and flu. Students are advised to contact instructor(s) if you will be missing class. 

These measures are effective immediately and will remain in effect until further notice. 

Academics 

We are not cancelling classes or exams at this time.  The Vice President Academic and Dean is working with faculty, who will decide whether they will move their courses to on-line delivery or continue to meet on campus.  For courses that continue face-to-face, we will ensure we factor in social distancing.  This may mean some classes are moved to larger rooms.  Students will be contacted as soon as possible, via email, about course delivery changes. 

We will be scheduling on-campus final exams with respect to best social distancing practices. 

The John Fairbank Memorial Library remains open and can deliver materials as needed. 

Events 

We have suspended the Booth UC Gatherings and other events. 

At this time no decision has been made about Spring Convocation. 

 
Communication 

We will update the BoothUC.ca website as new information and initiatives are available. 

Understanding the situation is ever-changing, any general questions not addressed here can be directed to communications@boothuc.ca

We recognize that these are difficult times and may be stressful.  We encourage all students and employees to practice self-care.   

As we venture forward, we do so in the knowledge that we have a loving and caring God who will journey with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are struggling in this worldwide crisis.

RESOURCES/SOURCES 

World Health Organization: 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Public Health Agency of Canada: 

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Manitoba Health:

https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/coronavirus/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/index.html

Health Links – please call 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.