Nipissing University will restrict access to its buildings and some employees will work from home.
Nipissing says it is committed to the health and safety of students and employees.
“As per the recommendations of the provincial government and health units across the province, and in keeping with the Prime Minister’s recent recommendations for Canadians to limit the spread of COVID-19, restricted building access to the Education Centre will come into effect Friday, March 20, at 9:00 p.m.”
Other than staff needed for required duties, Nipissing University employees will be working from home effective Monday, March 23. The university advises this protocol will be in effect until Monday, April 6, when Nipissing will re-evaluate the situation.
Nipissing is “requiring all students currently living in residence to leave residence prior to Sunday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m., unless there are extenuating circumstances prohibiting them from doing so.”
The school says all student services have been transitioned to being offered virtually or through alternative methods, and student supports are in place to help those students living in residence to facilitate move out.
For more information on Nipissing University’s updates and FAQs relating to COVID-19, please visit nipissingu.ca/coronavirus
“While we endeavour to remain business as usual, we thank our campus community and stakeholders for their understanding that there may be some unanticipated gaps particularly as we familiarize ourselves with remote work tools.
“As this is a very fluid situation, we will continue to monitor closely and provide updates as appropriate.”