Coronavirus

Overview

Sheridan College continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We take our direction and will make policy decisions based on information from federal, provincial and municipal health authorities, who are currently reporting the risk of this virus in Halton and Peel Regions as low.

The safety and well-being of our community are of the utmost importance and will guide our decision-making and actions as we navigate this unfortunate situation. As always, we encourage everyone in our community to stay calm and be kind to each other.

Need More Information?

For the most up-to-date information in Ontario, please visit the dedicated webpage created by the Ontario Ministry of Health to educate the public regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

You can reach out to us with additional questions you may have at careandwellness@sheridancollege.ca

How to protect yourself

The novel coronavirus outbreak in China reminds us of the need to protect ourselves and others this cold and influenza season. You can help prevent the spread of illness by:

  • Washing your hands regularly
  • Not touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Staying home when you're sick
  • Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your arm
  • Cleaning frequently touched objects and surfaces

Travel safety

UPDATE – February 18, 2020

The Government of Canada has issued the following advice for travellers returning from China:

If you have travelled to Hubei province in the last 14 days, limit your contact with others for a total of 14 days from the date that you left Hubei. This means self-isolate and stay at home. In addition, contact the local public health authority in your province or territory within 24 hours of arriving in Canada.

All travellers from mainland China are advised to monitor themselves for symptoms and to contact the local public health authority in their province or territory if they feel sick. Even if you have not been to mainland China, should a fever, cough, difficulty breathing or any other symptom arise within 14 days after returning to Canada, seek medical attention immediately. Inform your health care provider or local health authority about symptoms and travel history.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Should students, staff or faculty with flu-like symptoms attend class/work?

A: In general, if you have flu-like symptoms, including a fever, stay at home or in your residence room until you’re better. If you need medical assistance contact your health care provider (employees) or the Health Centre (students) on your campus.

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Sheridan Updates

Read copies of the updates that Sheridan has shared with the community: