Fleming College opens residence buildings to frontline healthcare professionals amid COVID-19 pandemic

Peterborough ON – (May 1, 2020) – Fleming College has opened its residence buildings to offer temporary housing options for frontline healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Fleming College is proud to support our community in our collaborative COVID-19 efforts,” said Fleming College President Maureen Adamson. “We must do our part for those fighting on the frontlines to keep us and our loved ones safe and healthy.”

Fleming College has opened its residence buildings at Sutherland Campus for healthcare professionals, and is preparing its Frost Campus residence for Ross Memorial Hospital employees. The College has signed partnerships with Peterborough Regional Health Centre, OMNI Health Care Long Term Care, Peterborough County Paramedics, St. Joseph’s at Fleming and Ross Memorial Hospital.

Fleming’s ongoing efforts to support the community during the pandemic have included use of the 3D printer at the Makerspace to create face shield parts for facemasks, establishing a Student Help Line to offer additional support for students, the creation of a COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund for students, and the launch of a music video, #TogetherAtHome featuring Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor and local artists in support of the emergency fund.

For more information about Fleming College’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit https://flemingcollege.ca/covid19

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 75,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran
Communications Officer 
sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca