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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Fleming College’s primary focus during the COVID-19 outbreak is the health and safety of Communities we serve and to safely maintain the teaching and learning capacity of our College.


Confirmed COVID-19 Cases by Campus

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Updated: Monday, April 12, 2021

This dashboard outlines confirmed cases of COVID-19 that are connected to Fleming campuses. A few details to note:

  1. Fleming works closely with our Public Health partners in all instances where a positive case may impact our campus community.
  2. This dashboard reflects confirmed positive cases that have been reported to the College that have been on campus while considered infectious including cases that are deemed low risk to the campus community.
  3. Local Public Health authorities will directly contact any Fleming College individual who has been deemed to be at elevated risk for COVID-19 based on close contact. If you have not been contacted directly, you are not deemed to be at elevated risk.
  4. This page will be updated each Monday.

A confirmed case will be reported when;

  • A Fleming community member with a COVID-19 diagnosis was on Fleming property within the 48 hours prior to onset of symptoms
  • A Fleming community member with a COVID-19 diagnosis was on Fleming property within the 48 hours prior to the COVID-19 test date
  • A Fleming community member with a COVID-19 diagnosis was on Fleming property within the 10 days after the COVID-19 positive test date.
  • Fleming College has been instructed by the local or provincial public health authorities to notify Fleming community members of a case.

Definitions:

Confirmed: A confirmed case reflects those instances, reported to the College, where an individual has been on campus with an active infection. A person who has a confirmed, active case of COVID-19 is able to spread the virus to other people. All active cases of COVID-19 are required to be in self-isolation and are regularly being monitored by Public Health. A confirmed case will stay in this dashboard until it is deemed resolved.

Resolved: A person who had COVID-19 is considered to be resolved when they are no longer infectious (they can't spread the virus to others). People who have been infected with COVID-19 may still have symptoms or side effects of COVID-19 after they are considered resolved. Most people infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 will be considered resolved 10 days after their symptoms began. All cases will be monitored by Health and Safety, alongside local Public Health, to ensure safe campus re-entry.

Confirmed: 1
Resolved: 13


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Important COVID-19 Updates for the Fleming College Community

April 9, 2021

FLEMING COLLEGE COVID-19 ADVISORY: POSITIVE CASE – SUTHERLAND CAMPUS

Sent on behalf of Terry Williams, Chief Building and Facilities Officer

Fleming College has been notified by Public Health of a positive COVID-19 case. The individual was on-campus on April 6. The Peterborough Public Health Unit completed its investigation late in the day April 8. Our Health & Safety Department continues to support the Peterborough Public Health Unit while they complete contact tracing. Working with our Health and Safety Department, Peterborough Public Health has deemed this incident to be low risk to due to adherence to all safety protocols.

As per normal protocol, the local public health unit contacts directly any individual they deem to be at elevated risk. If you have not been contacted, you have not been deemed to be at elevated risk.

To get all the facts about COVID-19 from Peterborough Public Health visit: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

If you experience a COVID-19 related incident, please complete the COVID-19 Incident report so we may support you.


April 7, 2021

Impact of Provincial Stay-At-Home Order

Sent on behalf of Linda Poirier, Vice President, Academic Experience

To the Fleming College Community,

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. This afternoon, our Premier declared a provincial State of Emergency and issued a province-wide Stay-at-Home order primarily impacting retail services and other non-essential workplaces. This is to help reduce pressure on our healthcare system in “hot spots” and across the province.

These new restrictions have little impact on classes at postsecondary institutions. Fleming College will continue with all approved face-to-face classes as planned, including apprenticeship, continuing education, and contract training. All online classes will continue as scheduled. Clinical placements are not affected unless students are otherwise notified.

As we shift into a Stay-at-Home order, supports for students will continue to be offered virtually. Health Services, as an essential service, will continue to be delivered by appointment on site.

Employees who work from home will continue to do so. Those employees that have an essential reason to attend campus may do so by submitting a building access form for approval.

We would like to thank all members of the Fleming community for your continued diligence in practicing safety measures. Please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands often, practice social distancing and avoid ride-sharing in order to protect yourself and others. You are making a difference.

COVID information and resources are available from Fleming College:

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Sincerely,
Linda Poirier
Vice President, Academic Experience


April 5, 2021

Severn Court Investigation Information

Sent on behalf of Sandra Dupret, Vice President, Student Experience

To the Fleming College Community

While Peterborough Public Health and the Peterborough Police Services have concluded their investigations, the College continues to investigate the Severn Court outbreak of February 20. The outbreak mandated that the college suspend all onsite learning and placements for two weeks, impacting learning for some students, which is a violation of our Student Rights and Responsibilities policy. Throughout the college's investigation students have been very cooperative.

To support the investigation, the College has established an Anonymous Tip Line available through the Fleming Safe App. Students with information about the social gatherings that led to the outbreak are encouraged to call the tip line. Students can access the tip line by:

  1. Open the Fleming Safe App
  2. Select a campus location
  3. Select "Report A Tip"

All tips are confidential and students are not required to leave a name or contact information. We thank those students that have already come forward with information through the Tip Line.

While we know the last few weeks have been particularly challenging, I want to acknowledge the great efforts that our students have put into their studies, and their resilience during this very challenging time. I know it has not been easy.

We are proud of how the Fleming community has come together to support our students. As vaccines roll out and we see the light at the end of a long tunnel, we reaffirm our pledge to ensure a safe and supportive learning environment for our college community.

Sincerely,
Sandra Dupret
Vice President, Student Experience


March 25, 2021

Severn Court Section 22 Orders Lifted

Effective March 24, Peterborough Public Health (PPH) has declared the outbreak at Severn Court to be over, and the corresponding Section 22 Order has now been lifted. Residents of Severn Court may safely resume essential community engagements such as attending campus for scheduled academic activities.

Peterborough is currently in the Red (Control) Zone of the COVID-19 Response Framework. This is the highest level prior to lockdown – and we need your cooperation in helping to prevent further infections and a further lock-down. In the Red Zone gatherings cannot exceed five people indoors or twenty-five people outdoors and physical distancing must be maintained at all times. Masks must be worn if you do not live in the same household.

Attending gatherings with those outside your household puts yourself, your roommates, your loved ones, and the entire community at risk. Of the infections we’ve seen recently, the majority have been COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOCs). The variants of concern (VOC) tend to be more highly transmissible. This means that the virus spreads more easily between people. There is also an association with a higher risk for severe illness and hospitalization, even for younger people.

Protect yourself and your community and remember to play it safe. Limit non-essential travel, do not ride-share, wear a mask, wash your hands often and keep a safe distance from non-household members.

To get all the facts about COVID-19 from Peterborough Public Health visit: https://www.peterboroughpublichealth.ca/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/

If you experience a COVID-19 related incident, please complete the COVID-19 Incident report so we may support you.


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Protocols

We have established the following protocols for students and employees. We will monitor and adjust these protocols as the situation changes.

Students Feeling Ill or Presenting Symptoms

Students should contact their doctor, local public health unit or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000).

Students who are feeling unwell should stay home, avoid close contact with others and contact your faculty members who will work with you to ensure your continued academic success.

Employees Feeling Ill or Presenting Symptoms

Employees feeling ill should seek medical advice from their doctor or the local public health unit, stay at home and avoid close contact with others. Employees should contact their manager to advise them of their status.

College-Sanctioned Travel

As previously announced, we have suspended all academic or work-related travel outside Canada for faculty, staff and students until further notice.

Personal Travel

The Government of Canada has issued an Official Global Travel Advisory. Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.

If you proceed with personal travel outside Canada, you are required, upon your return, to do the following:

On-Campus Events and Conferences

All on-campus events and conferences are cancelled until further notice.

Peterborough Transit

The City of Peterborough in partnership with Fleming SAC is working to address the impact COVID-19 has had on transit. To keep transit riders safe while adhering to Peterborough Public Health restrictions, the following is in effect:

  • Fees
    Students will not be charged the annual Transportation Fee of $365 in September 2020. A reduced fee will be calculated and charged in the winter semester.
  • 2019-2020 Transit Passes
    Existing student transit passes will expire September 18, 2020.
  • 2020-2021 Transit Passes
    Full-time students registered for Fall will be sent an email invitation to set up a Digital Transit Pass. If you haven't received an email by September 15, 2020 please contact our office.
  • Routes
    The City will be running 5 direct routes to Sutherland Campus. For Route information visit the interactive route map.
  • Transit Schedules
    Transit is running on a limited schedule until school begins again.
  • COVID19 Safety
    Masks are required to be worn while using the transit system. Please maintain physical distancing while at stops and on transit and use hand sanitizer before and after riding.

We will continue to monitor the needs of students while balancing the resources available. If you have any questions or concerns, we welcome your feedback, please contact us.


Health

The World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.

Peterborough

PRHC Update as of March 16, 2020;

If you suspect you might have COVID-19, do not come to the PRHC Emergency Department:

  1. Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment
  2. Based on the results of your self-assessment, contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or Peterborough Public Health at 705-743-1000 ext. 401
  3. If your symptoms are severe, call 911 and alert the dispatcher to your travel history and symptoms

Travel

Personal Travel

The Government of Canada has issued an Official Global Travel Advisory. Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.

If you proceed with personal travel outside Canada, you are required, upon your return, to do the following:

  • Self-isolate yourself at home for 14 days after your departure from the affected area
  • Call your local Health unit within 24 hours of arrival in Canada

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