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Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Update in Regards to College Events and Large Gatherings

March 12, 2020

Message from Melanie Gudmundson, Chief Human Resource Officer
THURSDAY, MARCH 12 | 2:38 PM

Red River College is continuing to modify our policies and directives in response to the guidelines announced today by the Province of Manitoba, in order to ensure that we taking the necessary steps to ensure for the health and safety of everyone at the College.

Today’s directives by the Province related to self-isolation and social distancing for COVID-19, means that Red River College (RRC) will be suspending all events and large gatherings on all RRC campuses until April 30, 2020.  There is no specific number that defines a large gathering, however we are asking staff and faculty to postpone all non-essential gatherings.

Non-essential internal or external meetings should be postponed, or conducted by other means where possible until further notice.  Staff and faculty are expected to work with their supervisors on work plans that adhere to these guidelines while also ensuring the College remains operational.

In addition, RRC staff are directed not to attend any external work-related events or gatherings.

This decision is in concert with Public Health advice and is a proactive measure in what is an emerging and changing situation.

Classes, labs and exams have not been cancelled at any of RRC’s campuses and we are reviewing all of these areas in concert with our business continuity plans and with advice and direction from the province.

We recognize that right now there is still a lot of uncertainly and unknowns surrounding COVID-19, and information is changing at a rapid pace. The College is continuing our work with public health authorities to provide clarity around the delivery of our services and programs. We will continue to keep you informed and modify our policies as required in the best interests of our health and safety.

These policies will be reviewed regularly and updated in accordance with the advice from the Province of Manitoba.

If you have questions, please contact safety@rrc.ca