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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As a public educational institution, our primary focus during the COVID-19 outbreak is the health and safety of the communities that we serve, and to safely maintain the teaching and learning capacity of our college during the outbreak.

Important COVID-19 Updates for the Fleming College Community

August 31, 2020

August 27, 2020

Fall 2020 Update - Welcome (Virtually) to New and Returning Students!

It has been a busy time at the College as everyone is preparing to welcome new and returning students virtually this fall. We know this is a very different “back-to-school” season for everyone, whether you are coming to college or sending off young ones to school. You have decided to attend college and you chose Fleming. We are very happy that you did and we are ready to be a part of your postsecondary journey.

Over the summer we have been finalizing our online and hybrid classes and we are ready to provide you with a quality education and to deliver the best possible experience that we can for you inside and outside of the virtual classroom, while keeping the safety of all our students and the college community as our first priority.

As a student at Fleming College, whether you attend virtually or in person, you will have access to all our services as you prepare for the new semester and throughout your academic journey. Fleming’s Fall 2020 Launch Plan will provide you with all the information you’ll need for the best possible start to your Fleming College experience to ensure you are successful in your studies.

On our Launch Plan page you will find helpful information from the Registrar’s Office including answers to your questions about your student account, fees, OSAP, making changes to your program, and how to find your timetable. Please remember that full fees must be paid to access your timetable.

If you are a new student, be sure to attend the Virtual Orientation Event on September 8, where you will participate in program orientation and have the opportunity to stop by the virtual service fair. New this year, we also will be hosting a pre-orientation event for all students to learn more about learning online, accessible education services, counselling, and academic supports available to you. Please be sure to join one of our online Set up for Success Workshops from August 31 to September 4.

For students who will be on campus later in the semester, you will note several changes put in place as part of our Fleming Safe plan. These changes include the mandatory wearing of masks, increased spacing of desks, furniture and equipment to accommodate social distancing, signage to remind students of safe distance and cleaning practices and screening at our main entrances. If your program has classes on campus you will receive more information on steps required to access our campuses.

We’re thrilled to welcome you back and we will keep you safe…Fleming Safe. We look forward to seeing you in person soon.

We sincerely look forward to welcoming our students, faculty and staff back to our campuses at the appropriate time, while maintaining health and safety as our top priority.

Linda Poirier
Vice-President of Academic Experience

Sandra Dupret
Vice-President of Student Experience

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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

Peterborough Transit is making scheduling changes in response to changing service level requirements. As of Thursday March 19, 2020, Trent and Fleming Transit services are cancelled until further notice. We ask that you check Twitter, My Beat and our website or contact customer service directly for updates as the situation continues to change.


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


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


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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