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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.



Important COVID-19 Updates for the Fleming College Community

August 27, 2021

Fleming College’s New Vaccine Policy for the Fall 2021 Term

To the Fleming College Community,

Further to our announcement regarding Fleming College’s new vaccine policy for the Fall 2021 term, additional information on processes for providing proof of vaccination and requests for accommodations are now available on our website.

Everyone, including students, staff, faculty and visitors, will be required to provide proof of having received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 7, 2021, and provide proof of being fully vaccinated (2nd dose) by October 20, 2021, in order to access the programs and activities on Fleming campuses.

Vaccination clinics are available through Peterborough Public Health or the provincial clinic locator, and a vaccination clinic for students and employees will be held at the Sutherland Campus on September 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To book an appointment for a vaccination, call 705-749-5504.

Thank you to our Fleming community for doing your part in the fight against COVID-19. Vaccinations and other public health measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing will ensure the safest learning and working environment for students, employees and visitors to our campuses.


August 20, 2021

Fleming College requiring proof of vaccination for all students and employees on campus

On August 13, Fleming College announced our plans to implement a mandatory vaccine policy for anyone coming on to our campuses.

With the Government of Ontario’s announcement earlier this week regarding a vaccination policy for all provincial colleges and universities, we are seeking additional guidance from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities on provincial procedures for providing proof of vaccination and the process for exemptions or accommodations.

We will be sharing further details soon, including a process to submit proof of vaccination through our Fleming Safe app (with alternative methods available for those without computers or cell phones) and the process to apply for accommodations under the Ontario Human Rights Code’sprotected grounds including medical/disability and religion/creed.

More information will be shared as soon as these processes are established. Further announcements will be made next week.

In the meantime, we would like to thank those who have done their part to help keep our community safe by receiving the vaccination.

If you are vaccinated and cannot find your vaccination receipt, you can access it through the province of Ontario’s COVID-19 website. For those vaccinated in other provinces of countries, please check with your local health authority.

For those looking to get vaccinated, information on access to free vaccinations is available through Peterborough Public Health or the provincial clinic locator.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to work on the complexities involved in developing and implementing the policies and procedures needed.

Fleming is committed to ensuring a safe learning community for all of our students and employees.

Sincerely,
Maureen Adamson President


August 13, 2021

Fleming College requiring proof of vaccination for all students and employees on campus

I am pleased to announce that Fleming College will be implementing a vaccine policy for all students and employees on campus effective September 7, 2021.

Everyone, including students, staff, faculty and visitors, will be required to have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 7, 2021, and second dose by October 20, 2021, in order to access the programs and activities on Fleming campuses.

This policy will not impact our current plan for a hybrid approach for in-person and online classes for the September semester. Program information for the upcoming semester is available on our website. Similarly, there is no immediate impact on employees returning to campus. A separate plan and communications will be shared on that in the coming weeks as we gradually and safely resume on-campus activities.

As part of this policy, Fleming will only accept COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada and the World Health Organization. Proof of having received at least the first dose prior to September 7, 2021 will be required in the form of a paper or digital receipt to access campus facilities.

The College will assist students and employees with access to vaccines. We are working with local public health units to host vaccination clinics on-campus and we will provide information on clinics in our communities, many of which are offering walk-in appointments for first or second doses.

We respect any student, staff, faculty or visitor who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code. These individuals may request an accommodation. Those without proof of vaccination will require regular testing. Fleming is committed to the protection of privacy, and any information gathered will be in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

We recognize there will be many follow-up questions and more details will be coming next week. Please direct your questions to covid19@flemingcollege.ca.

I firmly believe that this important decision will benefit our students, employees and our broader communities. While local case counts are relatively low, given the renewed and rapid spread of the virus and its variants, we need to remain vigilant and do our part to lessen the negative impact on all healthcare services, including the availability of non- COVID-19 related health services. Vaccinations and public health measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing will ensure the safest learning and working environment for students and staff.

I want to thank everyone for contributing to the overall safety of Fleming College and our communities. We look forward to welcoming back students whether online or in- person in just a few weeks. I would also like to thank our employees for their unrelenting support during the pandemic.

More details will be shared with students and staff in the coming days.

Any further information and updates to the policy will be posted here

Sincerely,
Maureen Adamson President


August 4th, 2021

Important Fall 2021 information for new and returning students

As we move through summer and approach the Fall semester, this note provides important information to continue or begin your journey at Fleming in September.

Plans for the Fall Semester

All courses will start the week of September 7, 2021.

LThe Ontario government recently announced the easing of restrictions for postsecondary institutions for the Fall – that is welcome news and one we have been planning for at Fleming. We recognize that many students have already made plans and to not disrupt their preparations, we will not make any drastic changes for the Fall. Plans related to program delivery remain the same for the Fall with a mix of on-campus and hybrid classes, and many remaining online.

Specific details about your program can be found on the Program Delivery information page. You can find information related to your program, including specific details about on-campus requirement for your classes and the first day you will need to be on campus. 

It is important that all new and returning students check that link prior to the start of the Fall semester for up-to-date information regarding your program. As we continue our planning, any changes in on-campus learning, services and programming will be communicated through the Fall semester. The College will provide these updates in future communications as decisions to expand campus activities are made. We are in the midst of winter planning and further details will be provided in future communications.

We are here to support you. If you are a new or potential student with questions, please email askus@flemingcollege.ca

Registrar information

Reminder: Fall tuition is due by Monday, August 9, 2021 for all full-time students.
To receive your timetable, your Fall semester fees must be paid in full. If you are planning to pay your tuition and ancillary fees with OSAP funding, please make sure your OSAP application is complete and all required supporting documents are submitted to the Financial Aid Office.

International students: Fall check-in and program dates

Information regarding the check-in process for programs requiring students to be on campus will be sent by August 16.

All incoming international students are required to participate in the online/remote portion of their programs as of September 7. However, some students may have different start dates for the on-campus/in-person courses. Please refer to this link for information on in-person attendance based on your program.

COVID protocols and safety

To ensure the safety of the Fleming community, safety protocols remain in place. For specific safety information, please see the COVID-19 information page or visit the myCampus portal. Please note that safety requirements could change pending further direction from provincial and regional government and health authorities. Fleming adheres to official guidelines and direction, and we will share any announcements with the Fleming community as soon as possible.

Residence

Fleming requires students living in on-campus residence facilities to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the Fall semester and the second dose as soon as they are eligible. Any student who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an accommodation. The mandatory vaccine policy is supported by Peterborough Public Health and supports a safe living and learning environment in residence.

Thank you for your attention to this important information. We look forward to welcoming everyone in September! 

Enjoy your summer and please take good care.
Dr. Stephanie Dimech
Vice President, Academic Experience
Chief Learning Officer


July 21, 2021

Fleming College Fall 2021 Update

It is my pleasure to send this note as your new Vice-President, Academic Experience (VPAE) at Fleming College. As your VPAE, I am responsible for academic programming at Fleming, and it is my hope that you will have an exceptional learning experience during your studies with us. Whether you are a new or returning student, it is our intention at Fleming to welcome all students virtually and in person, always with safety in mind.

Plans for the Fall Semester

Like all of you, we are very excited by the recent announcement from the Ministry of College and Universities encouraging a return to campus this Fall, assuming that progress in vaccinations and other public health indicators continues to improve. This is very welcome news and we have been making plans for the Fall semester in anticipation of this change.

In recognition of the plans that students have already made for September, we will continue with hybrid delivery, which includes both online classes and selected classes delivered face-to-face on-campus. All courses will start the week of September 7, 2021. Specific details about your program can be found on our Program Delivery information web page. This link will provide you with details related to your program, including specific details about the first day you will be required to attend on-campus classes, if there is an on-campus requirement for your classes. All students coming to campus for any indoor activities will be required to wear a mask at all times.

It is important that all new and returning students check the link prior to the start of the Fall semester, to ensure you have the most up to date information regarding your program. Student services will continue to be fully available virtually, with a gradual return of some on-campus services during the Fall semester. As we plan for the Winter semester, we anticipate on-campus learning, services and programming to increase to very close to normal operations. The College will update students as decisions to expand campus activities are made.

All students are encouraged to check flemingcollege.ca and your Fleming email for the most current information. We are here to support you. If you are a new or potential student with questions, please email askus@flemingcollege.ca

COVID Protocols and Safety

To ensure the safety of our Fleming community, safety protocols remain in place and for more specific safety protocol information, please see our website’s COVID-19 information page or visit your myCampus portal. Please note, that safety requirements could change pending further direction from provincial or regional health authorities and, direction from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. Fleming responds to all mandated guidelines and direction, and we will share any announcements with the Fleming community as soon as possible.

Residence

The College requires all students living in on-campus residence facilities to have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the Fall semester and the second dose as soon as they are eligible. The mandatory vaccine policy is supported by Peterborough Public Health and supports a safe living and learning environment in residence.

As we continue to plan to come together, virtually and in person for the Fall, we remain steadfast in our commitment to your safety and your learning. We look forward to welcoming everyone for the fall semester!

Enjoy your summer and please take good care,
Dr. Stephanie Dimech
Vice President, Academic Experience
Chief Learning Officer


June 25, 2021

Fleming College to require COVID-19 vaccination for students in residence

Fleming is prioritizing student experience on campus and the safety of everyone in the College community by requiring students in residence to have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for the fall semester. The mandatory vaccine policy is based on scientific data and supported by Peterborough Public Health (PPH).

“The pandemic continues to be an evolving situation, and we have always emphasized that safety is everyone’s responsibility at Fleming. The vaccination requirement for those in residence will provide peace of mind to students and their families,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson.

With the virus and variants remaining a deadly threat in our local communities and posing the risk of outbreaks at institutions around the country, medical data shows vaccination to be an effective public health measure. Fleming’s policy is grounded in research and recommendations from the scientific community, and it balances individual interests with occupational health and safety, human rights, privacy and access to education considerations. Fleming also supports the broader public health guidance that all students, staff, faculty and community members get fully vaccinated.

It is recommended that residence students get the vaccine 14 days prior to their move-in date. Those unable to receive a first dose before moving in, will have 14 days to get vaccinated. The College will provide support to students who require first and second doses and is working closely with PPH to coordinate access to vaccines.

The vaccine verification process will be communicated directly to students. Any student who cannot be vaccinated on medical or other grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an accommodation. Fleming is committed to protection of privacy, and any information gathered will be in compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

The vaccine requirement applies only to the College-owned residences on campus and not the entire campus or to those living off campus. Alternative off-campus housing is available with assistance and resources through Fleming’s off-campus housing services.

In addition to the mandatory vaccination policy, other Fleming Safe measures will continue to be implemented, including masking and reduced capacity limits in shared spaces, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation of all areas.


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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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