CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FROM BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE May 1, 2020

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FROM BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

Booth University College 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.  The Crisis Management Team continues to meet regularly.

We have been working diligently to respond to this constantly changing situation.

At this time, Booth UC will remain closed to non-essential personnel.   As the province begins to re-open, we look forward to the provincial government’s statement on post-secondary education in the coming weeks.

MOVING FORWARD

Cabinet, supported by the Crisis Management Team, is in the process of developing models for the institution, to assist in moving forward over the next number of months. These models are dependant on how COVID-19 and the public health guidelines continue to unfold. 

ACADEMICS

Please note that phone calls to Booth UC staff and faculty may take longer than usual to be returned due to the campus closure. EMAIL IS THE BEST FORM OF COMMUNICATION AT THIS TIME.  

Payments for courses can be made by cheque through the mail, or by credit card over the phone.  Please phone 204-947-6701 and Sherilyn Burke will be able to process all payments.  

All spring and summer courses will be delivered online, including those courses previously intended to be delivered as intensives.  Spring Online courses will begin on May 4, 2020. 

RESIDENCE

Student Services staff will continue to provide support to all remaining students through virtual meetings, phone, or electronic communication.  In-person support is available for crisis situations.  Student support will continue over the summer months. Student Services staff continue to meet regularly with remaining residential students to provide policy and procedure updates to support their safety. 

COMMUNITY CARE

The Employee Care Committee along with Student Services will continue working to provide community care to employees and students.  

The Financial Awards Committee in partnership with Student Council launched its short-term emergency benefit for students who may need immediate assistance for the purchase of groceries.  Further information on how to apply, can be found on Populi.

COMMUNICATION

We will update the BoothUC.ca website and send bulletins to the Booth UC Community 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.

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