Durham College closes campuses to slow spread of COVID-19

Remigio Civitarese
Marzo 27, 2020

The student was last at the New Westminster campus on Friday, March 13, where they were in the library between 10 am and 1 pm.

In a statement this morning, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) said: "We are working with universities and colleges and the government to support you in these unprecedented times". "They work in the service industry and are being laid off from their jobs".

Douglas College is citing privacy for not releasing personal information about its students or employees. Those who had been living on campus and required to leave will receive a prorated refund or credit for board and room charges to their accounts by the end of this week.

Residential Life: Concordia is taking an even more aggressive position to support the health and safety of our community as we seek to limit the spread of COVID-19.

"Higher education is the way out and up for our students, but they need some resources to be successful", Chang said. The college has alerted students who attended classes with that student as well as faculty who taught those classes.

A Metro Vancouver college is warning students and staff about possible exposure after Fraser Health confirmed a student tested positive for COVID-19.

Leahy noted that staff members have been cleaning and disinfecting campus buildings and common spaces multiple times a day.

Leahy said he would update the community on plans to hold commencement, which is presently scheduled for May 18. Programs such as health sciences which were not able to finish the lab instruction will be working out alternate plans to make sure those students complete the work at a later date, if necessary.

The coronavirus sweeping the globe and the accompanying disruption have brought medical concerns and financial pressures to the world.

The deadline for undergraduate applicants has also been extended by two weeks. In her message she noted how given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision for Lafayette to move to remote learning for the remainder of the semester was "especially challenging but perhaps not surprising". I am grateful for the many ways students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and friends have helped Boston College in recent days through words and deeds; and I count on that in the future as well. Whether we will continue those as fully face-to-face classes, or in some modified format, or suspend them until we can safely resume, are decisions that will be made on a class-by-class basis.

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