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Coronavirus Information

Preparing for Phase 3 of Returning to Campus

July 31, 2020

The following message was sent on July 30 to all Red River College staff and students.

Good afternoon:

As Manitobans we have managed the impacts of COVID-19 better than many other regions, and that has positioned businesses and organizations such as Red River College to open our doors and prepare to take a leading role in rebuilding our province’s economy.

With Phase 2 of our re-entry plans well underway, we’ve been able to resume some student supports at our Notre Dame Campus. We have also had the opportunity to test and evaluate our readiness to welcome back an increased number of staff, faculty and students for Phase 3 of our College’s re-entry plan.

As long as public health measures continue to permit, Phase 3 will begin August 31 and coincide with the beginning of our Fall 2020 term. The goal of Phase 3 is to safely bring back as many employees and students to campus as public health guidelines allow.

At that time, we’ll offer even more catch-up training, along with approximately 60 academic programs that will be offered via blended delivery. There will be a staged and deliberate shift from remote to on-campus work in order to support the increased activity taking place this fall.

We’ve engaged leaders and managers in preparation for Phase 3, and they’ll be reaching out to you, if they haven’t already, with more information about what re-entry will look like for specific areas in the weeks ahead. We will also continue to work closely with public health officials to ensure your safety.

We’re doing our best to keep you up to date and fully informed. If you want to review the College’s return-to-campus plans, I encourage you to watch our webinar, or visit rrc.ca/coronavirus.

There is no manual for resuming operations following COVID-19 – and the amount of time and energy that has been invested in making our campuses safe places to work, teach, learn and research has been enormous. Thank you again for your efforts to support our College as we get ready to reopen, restart, and rebuild.

Take care,

Fred Meier
President & CEO