Important information about COVID-19

 

Latest update: March 23, 2020

During this challenging and unprecedented time, we want you to know that, as always, we are here to support you through your studies. When you made the decision to head back to school, it was with the desire to create a better life for you and your loved ones. Now, more than ever is that goal even more important.

 

As we’ve transitioned to online delivery of our programs, we are dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to be successful. Your campus director, instructors, student services, and financial aid staff are all still available to you. 

 

By supporting one another during this time, and encouraging each other to persevere, we will get through this together.

 

Please note that although on-campus classes have been suspended, you can contact your campus director via info@canford.ca in order to support your personal needs. We thank you for choosing Canford Institute of Technology and for navigating this constantly changing landscape with us.


Coronavirus (COVID-19)
We recognize the coronavirus (COVID-19) is new and different and therefore is understandably causing concern among people. 

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and general tiredness; however, a small percentage of people have serious symptoms, such as pneumonia. If you show any of these symptoms and have travelled lately or been in contact with anyone who might have the coronavirus, you should follow the advice of all provincial health services for determining whether to self-isolate. Provincial health services advise that to reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses, including flu and COVID-19, please remember to:

 

  • Wash your hands often and well
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • When sick, cover your cough and sneezes and then wash your hands

 

General Questions and Answers:

What precautions are the campuses taking in regards of COVID-19? 

We are closely monitoring the situation, with guidance from provincial health authorities, Public Health Canada, and Global Affairs Canada. We will take all reasonable precautions, prioritizing the health and safety of students and employees.

How will the campuses ensure operational continuity? 

We are working with the appropriate provincial and federal health authorities who will guide our response, ensuring the safety and health of the campus community is our first priority.

Which health and travel authorities are providing the campuses with direction about appropriate precautions?

 

  • Provincial Health Authorities
  • Public Health Canada
  • Global Affairs Canada

 

Could classes be cancelled? 

Please refer to the message at the top of the page for most up-to-dat information about campus closures. 


When should a student self-quarantine?

Students should follow the advice of their provincial health authorities, or their doctor, for determining whether to self-quarantine.

If students self-quarantine as guided by their provincial health authorities, or doctor, who should they notify and what are the academic implications? Students should notify their instructor or relevant contact who will let them know of the academic implications.

Can campuses advise a student to quarantine? 

We can advise students to self-quarantine as directed by provincial or federal health authorities, or doctor.

What do students do if they are worried about getting COVID-19 from other students who appear to have symptoms? Please inform your instructor or department of study, who will consult with Health and Safety on a case-by-case basis.

Will there be changes to student travel as a result? 

If a student has recently travelled outside of Canada, they will need to inform their campus. At this time, Global Affairs Canada has issued a global travel advisory and have recommended everyone in Canada to avoid non-essential travel outside of the country. 

As guided by travel advisories from Global Affairs Canada, we will monitor and update as the situation evolves.