This is a note to the Humber Community that the college is aware of the coronavirus outbreak, and we are monitoring the situation and potential impact on the institution. An oversight group comprising representatives from the Academic Division, Communications, Human Resources, Legal and Risk Management, Public Safety, Student Success and Engagement, and the University of Guelph-Humber has been established and will update the community accordingly. All classes, campus operations and college activities will continue as scheduled.
Health authorities have stated that there have been two confirmed cases in Canada to date (Jan. 27), and the current risk to Canadians remains low. We have been in contact with Toronto Public Health. They have advised us that there are no particular actions required, and to follow regular respiratory illness protocols and prevention. As we are in the winter flu season, we ask that everyone wash their hands as frequently as possible, cough or sneeze into your sleeve rather than hands, and stay home if you’re feeling ill. Soap and hand sanitizer dispensers across campus will be monitored and filled regularly.
For the most up-to-date information in Ontario, community members are encouraged to visit the Ontario Ministry of Health website.
Humber takes the health and wellbeing of our staff and students seriously. Updates and more information will be provided as we continue to monitor the situation closely. If you have any questions, please contact:
- Jacqueline Anderson, Associate Director, Health and Counselling, at email@example.com
- Margaret Fung, Manager, Occupational Health and Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org.