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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

A Message from Maureen Adamson, President of Fleming College

July 9, 2020

Program Status for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021

This message is sent on behalf of Linda Poirier, Vice President, Academic Experience

Today, I am pleased to announce the status of programs for the 2020/2021 academic year, and provide an update on the summer bootcamps for selected programs that were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic during the Winter and Spring semesters. These bootcamps will be offered as part of the provincial government's Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Reopening.

Program Status:

The 2020/2021 academic year includes programs offered at all four Fleming College campuses (Sutherland, Frost, Haliburton and Cobourg) and the status for all programs can be found on the College’s Program Status website. As per the Fleming Safe Plan, the Fall 2020 semester will begin Sept. 8, 2020 through online and alternative delivery. Program delivery is subject to change based on government and public health requirements. The Fleming Safe Plan includes pre-screening tools and mandatory COVID-19 Safe Work Practices training for all students prior to their return to campus.

Summer Bootcamps:

Fleming is participating in the Summer 2020 pilot to reopen campuses for priority in-person education and training for graduating students disrupted by COVID-19. Bootcamps will be held for graduating students in their final semester of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician, Personal Support Worker, Practical Nursing, Welding and Fabrication Technician and Welding Techniques programs.

Students in these programs have been notified by their program coordinator about their return to campus, and will begin to return to the Sutherland Campus to complete their outstanding learning outcomes beginning July 13, 2020. Out-of-town students will have access to reconfigured spaces in the College Residence. Accommodations will be available on a weekly basis and strictly adhere to all health and safety protocols.

To enter the building, participating bootcamp students must read the COVID-19 Student Training and Safe Work Practices modules found at Bootcamp Spring 2020 on D2L and complete the respective quizzes. Fleming's Security team will be using a pre-screening tool found in the Fleming Safe app as part of the entry process. Fleming will be refining several of the new safety measures and protocols on campus throughout these summer bootcamps.


Residences will be available for students with a confirmed space beginning Oct. 22, 2020, with physical distancing measures and cleaning enhancements in place. Residences will operate at a reduced capacity and spaces are reserved for students in essential worker programs and those currently living farthest from campus. For the Fall semester, limited on-campus housing will be available at our Sutherland and Frost campuses beginning Oct. 22, 2020.

Student Support and Services:

Please note that our Student Experience team will continue to support all students remotely throughout the Summer and Fall semesters. You can find the supports you are looking for by visiting our Student Experience website.

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.

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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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