< March 15, 2020 >

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Covid-19 Update

MARCH 15, 2020

Last night Saskatchewan found 4 new presumptive cases, still all relating to travel.  The Chief Medical Officer has recommended new travel guidelines and they are as follows:

The Federal Government and Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Officer recommend returning to Canada and avoiding non-essential international travel until further notice.

If you are currently outside of Canada, commercial transportation options may be more limited. You should identify commercial or personal options still available, and consider returning to Canada earlier than planned. 

When you return to the province after a period of time in another country, including the United States, you are strongly advised to take the following measures:

  • Self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Self-monitor for respiratory or flu-like symptoms for 14 days.
  • Consider preparations you can make in advance to ensure your comfort during this 14-day period.
  • Avoid visiting a long-term care facility or hospital.
  • Call HealthLine 811 if you develop respiratory or flu-like symptoms.
  • For general questions on travel recommendations and prevention measures, email COVID19@health.gov.sk.ca 

At this time NWC remains business as usual; however we are asking all staff and students to follow the guidelines set out by the government at www.saskatchewan.ca.  Please report your absences following the instructions here https://northwestcollege.ca/gallery/news/COVID_Reporting_Absences.pdf.

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN CLASSES

Also, at noon on Sunday March 15th, all University  of Saskatchewan classes at the Off-campus sites including Regional Colleges, PA campus and St. Peters have been cancelled until Thursday, March 19th. 

At this point, we are not sure how this decision will impact future off-campus face-to-face classes and are waiting for further information. Updates and information is available at https://updates.usask.ca/

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