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COVID-19 – March 27th

Mar 27, 2020

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Student Updates

  • Classes for Gabriel Dumont Institute/Dumont Technical Institute are currently being delivered remotely.

Exceptions:

  • Saskatoon DTI ABE Level 4 Program—the following classes (previously delivered by Cindy) are postponed until March 30, 2020: English B 30, Psychology 30, English A 30 (flex), and Native Studies 30 (flex). When these classes resume they will be delivered via remote delivery.
  • The Fort Qu’Appelle DTI Enhanced Carpentry and Solar Panel Installation program, which started Monday March 16, 2020, is suspended until further notice.

 

Student payroll

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

 

Student Loans

  • Even though post-secondary classes are being cancelled or delayed, current student loan payments will continue through April as usual. Any student who was scheduled to receive a payment in April will receive that payment. Students should check their online account for details.

 

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.

 

NEW GDI Graduation Ceremonies

  • All graduation ceremonies and events for all GDI/DTI/GDC programs to June 30, 2020 are postponed. Rescheduling to celebrate/mark graduations will be assessed in the future.

 

Public Updates

  • NEW The GDI Prince Albert building is closed effective Thursday evening, March 26, 2020. No students, staff, or public are allowed in the building at this time. A staff member was notified they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The staff member has not attended the PA building since Monday March 23rd and is now in self-isolation and experiencing no symptoms. A private cleaning company is being sought to professionally clean and disinfect the building in an effort to reopen as soon as possible. The Institute is in contact with Public Health officials and following their direction to ensure the safety of the building for staff, students, and public.

 

  • GDI facilities and service offices are closed to public access. Students and clients may be served by appointment and/or remotely. Call GDI toll-free at 1-877-488-6888.

 

 

  • 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.

 

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.

 

COVID-19 Information Online

Residents can go to www.saskatchewan.ca/COVID19 for the latest information.

 

NEW The province has introduced a dedicated, toll-free phone line for people who have general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic that are not health-specific. The new number will help take the pressure of the 811-healthcare line which is for people with symptoms or health concerns. The new number, for non-emergency COVID-19 questions, is 1-855-559-5502 (for Regina residents: 306-787-8539) available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

 

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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