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COVID-19 – March 23rd

Moving towards working from home

Mar 23, 2020

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Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are being delivered via distance/remote/online delivery (dependent upon the particular needs and capacity of the program/class in question).


  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.
  • The Melfort Tourism, Hospitality, and Camp Services Program in partnership with DTI and Tourism Saskatchewan is suspended until further notice.
  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 26, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex).

Student payroll

  • Please be assured that the March 27, 2020 student payrolls will run without disruption.


Public Updates

  • NEW While GDI facilities and service offices currently remain open and operational, they are closed to the general/walk-in public. Deliveries, mail, and other similar business will be accepted. Where feasible, work from home arrangements are being initiated and clients may be served remotely.


  • DTI’s Testing Services Center in Saskatoon and Mobile Testing Lab – Closed until April 30th, at which time it will be re-evaluated to determine the public safety of opening up the center.


Gabriel Dumont Institute Training & Employment Funded Clients:

  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered will not have their income support, dependent care, and other non-travel-related allowances penalized, reduced, or cancelled.
  • Funded clients who receive daily travel to commute to their program will have their daily travel allowance discontinued as of March 27, 2020, unless still required by programs that remain in class.
  • Additional supports are available for funded clients who are required to relocate due to the COVID-19 situation.
  • Additional supports are also being offered to funded clients whose programs are interrupted or altered, who would benefit from tutoring when programs resume.
  • GDITE funded clients whose programs are cancelled or extended due to COVID-19 will be allowed a one-time extension to their intervention.



For the health and safety of our workplaces and communities it is imperative to work together to limit exposure and spread of illness.

  • Practice effective handwashing techniques. Wash hands regularly with soap and water and for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home if you are sick (to prevent spreading illness to other people).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or cough or sneeze into your arm. Turn away from other people. Dispose of tissues immediately.
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, or using a tissue.
  • Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, or mouth).
  • Keep a distance of at least one to two meters (three to six feet) between people.

NEW Use Social Distancing

As individuals, we are responsible for ensuring our actions do not put others at risk.  Social distancing means avoiding close contact with others to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Keep a minimum distance of two metres from others when shopping or walking in the community (from Government of SK news release March 22, 2020).

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