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Information Update | COVID-19 Ensuring a Healthy College Community – March 6, 2020


Peterborough ON – (March 6, 2020) – The College is continuing to monitor information and receive advice from public health authorities with regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We understand and appreciate that this issue is on the minds of our students, employees and community partners.

At all campuses, we are maintaining the precautionary measures implemented in late January. These include the enhanced cleaning protocols, the additional disinfectant stations distributed at all campuses and the awareness campaign.

With the busy March vacation season upon us, the impact on travel is a key consideration for all Fleming community members. The Government of Canada has issued travel advisories for a number of regions around the world. Please check their website before making any travel decisions and keep in mind that the information changes frequently.

Peterborough Public Health is asking those who return from recent international travel to affected areas including China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore and South Korea to monitor themselves for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after leaving the area of travel. Individuals are to contact their health-care provider and local health unit if they experience symptoms or think they may have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19.

Information regarding the global status of the virus, as well as prevention and travel guidelines are available from the World Health Organization.

As is good practice at any time, students and employees who are sick should stay at home, and not attend classes or work until they are free of symptoms. Students who choose to stay home should contact their faculty members who will work with students to ensure their continued academic success.

All classes and campus operations will continue as scheduled, and at this time, there continue to be no presumptive cases of the virus at Fleming College. We will continue to provide updates here: https://flemingcollege.ca/coronavirus