Fanshawe College takes more measures amid COVID-19
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In addition to cancelling classes up until March 20, Fanshawe College is moving student support services to phone and online delivery only and restricting access to the campuses on March 18. All campuses will close on March 18, with an exception to employees deemed essential.
Michele Beaudoin, the vice-president of student services, announced on March 16 on the College’s website that student support services will be moved to online and phone delivery only as of March 18. The last time for in-person appointments is March 17. Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) on-site crisis support services will be postponed for a later time.
The Student Wellness Centre, including its fitness centre and gyms, closed as of 4:30 p.m. on March 16. The Fowler Kennedy Clinic is only open for urgent or acute injuries and illnesses.
An employee update on the College website also said all of Fanshawe campuses will be closed to the public starting March 18, with campus access limited to staff required onsite and are considered essential.
The College also cancelled every unpaid student placement. Co-ops work terms continue at host employer sites as long as they can work safety and employers continue to run their businesses. Students can address concerns to their co-op consultants. There will be no new co-ops beginning until June 1.
Fanshawe encourages students to stay off campus and avoid social gatherings and large crowds. Those living in residence are also encouraged to return home if they can.
Classes have been cancelled and will be up until March 20, with hopes to start as many online classes as possible on March 23.
More information can be found on fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/news/information-about-covid-19