Information Update|Travel Restrictions – March 9, 2020

Peterborough ON – (March 9, 2020) – To All Fleming College Staff:

As we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the College is taking the precautionary step to implement a business travel restriction.

Effective immediately, we are imposing a ban on all Fleming College-sanctioned travel outside of Canada. The restriction is effective immediately and will continue indefinitely.

We recognize that this restriction may create some inconvenience, however, we have a responsibility to make every effort to keep our community healthy.   

This is a precautionary measure in advance of the peak March break travel period and we will continue to monitor the situation and work with health authorities as the situation develops.

Deans and Chairs will work with students and faculty to address the financial and academic impacts on planned trips that were part of the curriculum or placements. Similarly, employees who were scheduled to travel outside of Canada for conferences, professional development or other purposes should discuss next steps with their manager.

Also, please be reminded to be vigilant with prevention steps such as frequent hand washing with soap and water, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoiding close contact with others who are sick. If you feel ill, please seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

At this time, there are no presumptive cases of the virus at Fleming College. We will continue to provide updates here: https://flemingcollege.ca/coronavirus