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Self-isolation/reporting absences FAQ

COVID-19 FAQ (Updated: March 23, 2020)


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Are there any cases of COVID-19 on campus?

No, there are currently no laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus. Manitoba announced its first laboratory-confirmed presumptive positive COVID-19 cases on March 12.

Is self-isolation required if I am returning from travel?

Follow the Advice for Travelers and Contacts of COVID-19 Cases provided by Manitoba’s provincial medical health officer.

All members of the community returning from a jurisdiction with an active travel health notice from the Government of Canada, whether the travel was business or personal travel, are expected to take reasonable steps to prevent exposing our community to risk. 

Under what conditions should I consider self-isolating?

Monitor yourself and those close to you for symptoms similar to the flu or common cold such as coughing, sneezing, sore throat, fever or difficulty breathing. If you need to self-isolate, you should confirm symptoms with Health Links by calling 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257, or a medical doctor/health provider.

You may wish to access the Manitoba COVID-19 screening tool posted online by Shared Health Manitoba. 

I am a student and heard that in person classes and labs are moving to alternate delivery modes. Does that mean the university is closed?

As of 5:00 pm, Monday, March 23, all campus buildings will close until further notice. Access will be limited to those who are delivering essential services, such as security, physical plant, food services and residence staff. Other faculty and staff who need access to campus must be authorized by their department chair/dean or supervisor and check in with Security Services when coming to campus.

What should I do if I am faculty or staff that will be missing work due to COVID-19 related self-isolation or illness?

Please visit the faculty and staff FAQ for answers to your work-related questions.