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Important information about COVID-19

Commonwealth College is closely monitoring COVID-19 updates from the World Health Organization (WHO), Canada Public Health, and Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. We advise all our staff and students to follow all precautions to slow down the spread. We have included some resources below to help you stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 developments.

How life has changed in the past 14 days! We are experiencing an unprecedented time in history, and amidst all the turmoil and change I am amazed by the resilience and resolve demonstrated by Canadians and Manitobans in particular.

At Commonwealth College we made the decision to suspend classes for all students as of March 17. At that time, we hoped to be able to return to a regular schedule on March 30, but circumstances have forced us to change that date. We are working diligently to launch a new platform that will allow you to continue your studies without having to compromise protective practices and proper distancing. We will be launching this platform for all our students on April 6 and you will receive more information in the coming days.

By combining online studies and a virtual classroom, you will be able to continue your learning from any location using a computer, tablet or smartphone. You can do so from home while maintaining social distancing and providing care for your children and loved ones.

As with the on-campus classes, attendance will be mandatory and will be recorded by your instructor at each session. To ensure successful completion of your program and continuation of your funding (where applicable) you MUST attend the online classes and complete assignments given by your instructors.

Prevention

To minimize the spread of any respiratory virus (including the flu/influenza and COVID-19), the WHO suggests:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain social distance of 1 metre between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Follow good respiratory hygiene, such as using your elbow or tissue to cover a cough or sneeze
  • Seek medical care early if you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing
  • Stay informed
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