Today, public health officials announced further restrictions to Manitoba, moving the entire province to Critical (Red)– effective Thursday, November 12.
What this means for the College:
Due to the stringent safety measures and protocols that post-secondary institutions have in place, public health has confirmed that today’s announcement will not change the current academic programming offered on campus.
It is our responsibility as a College to continually evaluate best practices and work closely with public health, to ensure academic programming can continue safely. The College has taken early-steps to reduce the number of people we have at our campuses to support operations and activities taking place. Today we’re providing additional direction to all leaders to encourage their staff to work from home where possible, in order to maintain the continued safe operation and delivery of our programs.
Student supports and services
Student supports and services will be delivered virtually wherever possible and will continue to be available to all students. Students are permitted to use the designated learning spaces on-campus for the purpose of participating in their program virtually as well. For more information about the student supports and services available, please click here.
Work Integrated Learning Placements:
All work integrated learning placements will continue as planned unless we are advised by the placement site that they are unable to continue with the placement as a result of the new public health directives. We will continue to closely monitor all work integrated learning placements, and request regular updates from the sites, in order to ensure our students are well-supported.
Today’s news is difficult, and I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued commitment to keep learning happening during these trying and uncertain times. The work we’re doing both on and off-campus plays such an important and critical role in our province and I can’t thank you enough for your continued commitment to our students and to each other.
We know that these further restrictions will bring new challenges for many of us across the College. We are all members of the Red River College family, and it’s important that we take the time to care for ourselves and each other. Resources are available for students and staff to support through this challenging time
This is a critical time in our province as we move to flatten the curve, and we commend the College community for working together and doing their part to limit the spread of COVID-19.
For more information on all of the public health restrictions visit: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=49737&posted=2020-11-10