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Important information about COVID-19

Robertson 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. 

 

Latest Updates

March 23, 2020 Update

All on-campus classes have been moved to our Virtual Campus.  The virtual classroom allows students to continue their education on the regular class schedule, only they’ll be joining classmates online to partake in lectures and class discussions. We use a platform called Brightspace to host Robertson Online and our virtual classroom. Brightspace connects us with our students and allows them to access everything they need in one place. It’s a space where students can interact with instructors and classmates, tune into lectures, access, and hand-in assignments and more. Learn more about the virtual classroom.

 

March 14, 2020 Update – Winnipeg Campus

Effective Monday, March 16 and until further notice, our Winnipeg campus will also be moving to Virtual Campus. On-campus classes will no longer be meeting in person. Instruction via virtual classrooms in Brightspace will begin on Tuesday, March 17 for students from our Winnipeg campus.

No classes will be held on Monday, March 16 to provide our instructors and academic staff adequate time to prepare for remote instruction via virtual classrooms. Our aim is for our virtual classrooms to simulate the in-class experience as much as possible and to ensure our students do not experience any interruption to their studies that would delay their graduation plans.

Robertson student and career services will remain available during this time, offering assistance remotely.

 

March 14, 2020 Update – Calgary Campus

Effective Monday, March 16 and until further notice, our Calgary campus will be moving to Virtual Campus. On-campus classes will no longer be meeting in person. Instruction via virtual classrooms in Brightspace will begin on Tuesday, March 17 for students from our Calgary campus.

No classes will be held on Monday, March 16 to provide our instructors and academic staff adequate time to prepare for remote instruction via virtual classrooms. Robertson student and career services will remain available during this time, offering assistance remotely.

 

March 13, 2020 Update – Edmonton Campus

The health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is our number one priority.  We are actively monitoring the situation and will continue to adjust our response plan as necessary.

Three individuals from our Edmonton campus are currently in self-isolation after members of their households showed symptoms of the flu and are being tested as a precaution. 

The individuals did not test positive themselves and are in self-isolation as a precautionary measure. 

Effectively Monday, March 16th, the Edmonton location will be moving to the Virtual Campus. 

Starting Monday, classes at our Edmonton campus will no longer be meeting in person. Instructors will be conducting classes remotely through Brightspace, our online learning platform through virtual classrooms during regular class hours. Robertson student and career services will remain available during this time, offering assistance remotely. 

 

Student Policy Related to COVID-19 and Travel Outside of Canada

Anyone who has travelled internationally and domestically should observe a 14-day self-quarantine after they or anyone in their home, has travelled to any of those countries. The 14-day quarantine starts upon entry back into their home province.

Staff who must observe a 14-day quarantine based on the above policy must contact the Campus Director to self-identify and discuss their particular situation. 

TIPS FOR SELF QUARANTINE

Take these steps to monitor your health and practice social distancing:

    1. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and monitor for fever. You should also monitor for any coughing or trouble breathing.
    2. Stay home and avoid contact with others. Do not go to work or school during this 14-day period. Discuss your situation with your Campus Director before returning to school.
    3. Do not take public transportation, taxis or any ride-shares during the time you are practicing social distancing.
    4. Avoid crowded places (such as shopping centers and movie theatres) and limit your activities in public.
    5. Keep your distance from others (about 6 feet or 2 meters).

General Resources

 

Prevention

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

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Maintain a social distance of 2 metres 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