Today’s breaking news and stories.
Ahead of the upcoming long weekend, the Province of Manitoba is reminding everyone to stay home and practice stringent social distancing if they can — and this includes at family gatherings.
While many families get together for Easter or Passover celebrations, people should not let their guard down by gathering this year,” the Province advised in yesterday’s announcement. “Working together to maintain social distancing and staying at home unless you have to go out are the only ways to slow the spread and flatten the curve of COVID-19.
Public health authorities also continue to ask Manitobans to remain within or close to their home communities. This includes limiting travel, even within Manitoba, to essential trips only.
Any person concerned about their exposure to or risk of having COVID-19 should call Health Links–Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or (toll-free) at 1-888-315-9257 to be screened to see if a test is required.
For more information and to access the Province of Manitoba’s online screening tool for COVID-19, visit www.manitoba.ca/covid19.
Call for Volunteers
The Government of Canada is seeking volunteers to help in the following areas:
- COVID-19 case tracking and contact tracing
- Health system surge capacity
- Case data collection and reporting
Closing date for applications is April 24, 2020.
Updated procedure for Toolbox Pickup
If you’re a skilled trades student, you can now pick up your toolbox from campus by making an appointment through your instructor.
Updated procedure for employee campus access
All employees requiring access to any RRC campus must receive prior approval from their area’s Executive Director (for Staff) or Dean (for Faculty). Please download the complete the Campus Access Form and forward to your direct supervisor.
When you arrive on campus to work, and before you depart, please email the appropriate RRC Security staff:
- NDC, Stevenson, and Regional Campuses: Angel King, cc Keith Walker
- EDC, including LTC and ACE Space: Rick Lange, cc Keith Walker
All previous requests submitted to Safety have been sent to Security. There is no need to resubmit. This new process applies to all new requests.
Time management rescue
The Academic Success Centre has posted tips on its Student Blog to help students adapt to routines disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. It can feel hard to plan when so much is uncertain — but being present in the moment and creating short-term goals can make time management more, well, manageable.
Student Employment Services goes online
Employment Advisors are offering employment supports to students via email, phone and video conferencing. Contact email@example.com to book a virtual meeting for assistance with employment related topics including:
- job search
- resume development
- cover letter writing
- interview preparation
Employers are still very interested in connecting with our students and alumni virtually. Visit rrc.ca/ses for additional resources!