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Fleming suspends in-person classes at Sutherland Campus for 14 days


Peterborough ON – (February 28, 2021) – Peterborough Public Health (PPH) declared a COVID-19 outbreak on Saturday at the privately owned Severn Court complex on Brealey Drive. Several cases have been confirmed, including a positive screening for a variant of concern. PPH is leading the investigation into this outbreak and will contact anyone who is required to quarantine or isolate.

Due to the proximity to Sutherland Campus, Fleming has taken proactive steps in collaboration with PPH to ensure community safety.

Effective Monday, March 1, all in-person classes delivered at the Sutherland Campus are being suspended for 14 days. Placements for all students attending programs delivered from the Sutherland campus in Peterborough are also suspended for 14 days.

Operations at Frost and Haliburton Campuses will continue as planned, as will all online teaching.

Fleming is committed to supporting our students, staff and the larger community through this public health response. Further actions will be announced as more information becomes available.

It is critical that anyone who attended Severn Court between February 20 and February 27, 2021 and has developed a new or worsening COVID-related symptom (even if it is mild) that is not related to other causes or conditions, advise the College by using our COVID-19 Reporting Form. This tool enables effective tracking and safety protocols that support our Fleming communities.

The resources and supports available to Fleming students include:

  • A COVID-19 Support Line has been set up for Fleming students from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for any COVID-related inquiries: 866-341-3485
  • Contact us by email: covid19@flemingcollege.ca
  • If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone right away, please use one of the 24/7 emergency counselling services available through the Personal Wellness Supports webpage

This remains a fast-developing situation, and students and staff are reminded to follow all safety protocols and not let their guards down as we continue the fight against this pandemic.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

For more information, please contact:
Amar Shah
Communications Officer 
705.749.5530 x 1370

Peterborough Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay Frost Campus
200 Albert St. S., Box 8000 Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Ph: (705) 324-9144
Haliburton Haliburton Campus
P.O. Box 839 Haliburton ON K0M 1S0
Ph: (705) 457-1680

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