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What is coronavirus/COVID-19?
How does COVID-19 spread?
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
What is the current status of COVID-19 in Canada and PEI?
What are the risks of COVID-19 if I live in Canada or PEI?
What precautions should I take?
What action is the University taking to address COVID-19?
Has UPEI implemented any travel restrictions?
Should students, faculty, and staff with flu-like symptoms attend class/work?
Can UPEI prohibit employees or students who exhibit signs of influenza from attending work or classes?
Who should I contact if I have travel-related or health-related concerns?
How are students in health care settings being protected?
Will the University be cancelling classes or exams?
Will the University close if a pandemic is declared?
Will the University be cancelling events, such as Convocation?
Does the University have a pandemic response plan?
How can I make sure I’m getting the latest information from UPEI?
Is the cp彩票官网 Summer Semester still going ahead?
What are the University's plans for the cp彩票官网 Fall Academic Semester? Can I still apply or register for courses?
When will the University's operations fully resume on campus?
If a wave or outbreak of COVID-19 happens on PEI, how will that affect UPEI's Operational Ease-Back Plan and framework for the cp彩票官网 Fall Academic Semester?
According to the , Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, Chinacp彩票官网, in December 2019.
Human coronaviruses cause infections of the nose, throat, and lungs. They are most commonly spread by an infected person through:
- respiratory droplets that are spread when they cough or sneeze
- close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- touching something with the virus on it, and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or eyes (before hand washing)
Those with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms or may not know they have it because symptoms are similar to those of a cold or flu. Symptoms have included:
- new or worsening cough
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sore throat
- runny nose, sneezing, congestion
- muscle aches
- unusual fatigue
- acute loss of sense of smell or taste
Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19.
For the most recent information on COVID-19, including numbers of cases in Canada, please refer to the Government of Canada, . Your best source of information about COVID-19 on Prince Edward Island is through the .
For the most recent information on COVID-19, including numbers of cases in Canada, please refer to the Government of Canada, .
For the number of cases and risk assessment of COVID-19 on PEI, please refer to the .
Refer to the Government of Canada, and the websites as both organizations continue to reassess the public health risk, based on the best available evidence as the situation evolves.
Please refer to the (under “Risk to Canadians”) and the for the latest information.
We encourage you take the same general health precautions for COVID-19 as you would for influenza. The best defence against any type of flu is following routine prevention measures:
- wash your hands frequently with soap and water and use hand sanitizer when needed,
- avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands,
- cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue,
- if you have a severe cold or the flu, stay cp彩票官网 if possible, and
- avoid contact with people who are sick.
Anyone who feels unwell, thinks they may have been exposed to COVID-19, and/or has developed COVID-19 symptoms should call 8-1-1.
UPEI continues to monitor developments of the COVID-19 outbreak. When it comes to publicly transmitted diseases, the University works closely with the , which works with the Government of Canada, , to ensure a comprehensive and integrated approach should there be a need to respond in any way.
We look to the expertise of the PEI CPHO for guidance in dealing with communicable diseases and we take our lead from them on any protocols. We have continued to share information with our students, faculty and staff with information from the PEI CPHO through our website and campus messages.
Refer to our COVID-19 web pages for information about about classes, labs, and exams as well as campus operations.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, UPEI has enhanced cleaning procedures and increased the frequency of cleaning in high-traffic areas.
We recognize how stressful this situation has become for local, national, and global community. UPEI has a number of supports for students through UPEI Student Affairs, including personal counselling (studentserv@) and the International Student Office (irostu@). UPEI faculty and staff can access the Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-387-4765. We encourage those with concerns to reach out.
While UPEI has been using an essential services delivery model since March, the University has announced information about Stage One of UPEI's Operational Ease-Back Plan, which begins on May 25, cp彩票官网. UPEI employees are being asked to continue to work from cp彩票官网 if possible, unless they provide an essential service that needs to be provided on campus.
On March 13, cp彩票官网, the University suspended all out-of-province travel, either as part of a UPEI program or for University business, until further notice.
In keeping with federal and provincial health authorities’ recommendations, anyone who travels outside of Canada (including the United States) must self-isolate for 14 days upon their return to PEI.
Because of the evolving nature of the COVID-19 situation, the University is strongly advising to monitor before embarking on personal travel.
On March 13, cp彩票官网, the PEI Chief Public Health Office expanded its directives on travel in a .
Students who are currently abroad as part of an academic or exchange program and have questions, or feel uncomfortable and wish to return to Canada, are advised to contact their Program Coordinator, or Study Abroad and International Collaboration at sdacorn@. Students with questions about travel medical emergency insurance coverage with the UPEI Student Union should contact email@example.com. New students arriving to UPEI from countries other than Canada or current international students may direct inquiries to the International Student Office at irostu@.
Students, faculty and staff may also download UPEI SAFE, the University’s safety app and visit for important notifications.
Students, faculty, and staff who have influenza and/or are exhibiting flu-like symptoms should stay at cp彩票官网 or in their residence room. Anyone who feels unwell, thinks they may have been exposed to COVID-19, and/or has developed COVID-19 symptoms should call 8-1-1. See the question, “Who should I contact if I have concerns”, below for resource information.
10. Can UPEI prohibit employees or students who exhibit signs of influenza from attending work or classes?
Students, faculty, and staff who have influenza and/or are exhibiting flu-like symptoms should stay at cp彩票官网 or in their residence room. See the question, “Who should I contact if I have concerns”, below for resource information.
If an employee or student does attend work or class exhibiting signs of influenza, feels unwell, and/or develops a fever and cough, it should be recommended that they call 8-1-1. Depending on the circumstances, they may be asked to return cp彩票官网.
Faculty and staff are entitled to sick leave in accordance with their respective collective agreements. If an employee takes sick leave for longer than three days, they may be required to obtain a medical certificate. If employees have concerns about their sick leave entitlement, they may contact Human Resources at employeeservices@. Human Resources has provided a COVID-19 FAQ for UPEI employees on my.
11. Who should I contact if I have travel-related or health-related concerns?
Students with questions about international travel should contact their Program Coordinator or Study Abroad and International Collaboration at sdacorn@. Students with questions about travel medical emergency insurance coverage with the UPEI Student Union should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. New students arriving to UPEI from countries other than Canada may direct inquiries to the International Student Office at irostu@.
Faculty and staff with questions about emergency medical travel insurance should contact Human Resources at employeeservices@. Human Resources will be posting FAQ specific to UPEI employees on my. on March 16, cp彩票官网.
Anyone who feels unwell, thinks they may have been exposed to COVID-19, and/or has developed COVID-19 symptoms should call 8-1-1.
We recognize how stressful this situation is for our local, national, and global community. UPEI has a number of supports for students through UPEI Student Affairs, including personal counselling (studentserv@) and the International Student Office (irostu@). UPEI faculty and staff can access the Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-387-4765. We encourage those with concerns to reach out.
For students undertaking learning in health care settings, the leaders/supervisors/coordinators in our Nursing, Science, and Veterinary Medicine faculties are aware of the steps needed to protect our students, should it become necessary. Students, faculty, and staff in health settings should follow the directions of the administration of the facility.
We continue to look to the expertise of the for guidance in dealing with communicable diseases and we take our lead from them on any protocols and procedures.
As indicated in the Message to Students on March 13, cp彩票官网, because the situation with COVID-19 was changing rapidly, the University of Prince Edward Island advised that it may need to suspend in-person classes prior to the previously announced date of March 20, cp彩票官网.
With the announcing on Saturday, March 14, cp彩票官网 that there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the province, the University of Prince Edward Island decided to suspend in-person classes and in-person labs effective Monday, March 16, cp彩票官网.
Instruction was paused from Monday, March 16 to Friday, March 20, cp彩票官网 to allow instructors time to focus on transitioning to alternative course delivery and develop their plan for teaching through to the end of the semester. In-person classes, in-person labs, and in-person exams did not resume for the Winter cp彩票官网 semester.
This decision to suspend in-person classes, labs, and exams represented a measure to reduce large gatherings of people in line with advice from the PEI Chief Public Health Office.
UPEI communicated this information in a message to students, faculty, and staff by email and via UPEI SAFE on March 15, cp彩票官网.
We look to the expertise of the Government of Canada, and the for guidance in dealing with communicable diseases and we take our lead on procedures and protocols from their current risk assessment.
Effective March 17, cp彩票官网, only essential services will be delivered on the mpus, in an effort to reduce the number of people working on campus.
The UPEI Health and Wellness Centre; Accessibility cp彩票官网 and Counselling cp彩票官网 at UPEI Student Affairs; the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Diagnostic cp彩票官网, Animal Resources, and Central cp彩票官网 at the Atlantic Veterinary College; UPEI Security cp彩票官网; UPEI Chaplaincy Centre; and the UPEI Residences will remain open.
The W.A. Murphy Student Centre will remain open for students, where they can continue to access and utilize the UPEI Student Union Food Bank.
Many other services will continue to be provided by employees who are working remotely. Please note that some services and hours of operation may vary in order to accommodate changing circumstances.
The Robertson Library closed for in-person services on March 17, cp彩票官网 at 4:30 pm. However, students and instructors still have access to the Library’s extensive online services that are available.
The UPEI Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre closed effective March 15, cp彩票官网 at 6 pm. All Sports Centre programming, including the Panther Academy March Break camps, and offerings such as the walking track, are cancelled until further notice.
In line with from the PEI Chief Public Health Office, we advise that people should avoid social gatherings where a 6-foot / 2-metre distance is not possible. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, UPEI has enhanced cleaning procedures and increased the frequency of cleaning in high-traffic areas.
Please refer to question 13 regarding classes and exams.
As of mid-March, the had not recommended cancelling events or gatherings; instead they referred to guidelines on . However, the University in its message of March 15, cp彩票官网 announced that all university events are cancelled or postponed. At that point, it was in effect until April 30, cp彩票官网 at a minimum.
On April 23, cp彩票官网, after reviewing current guidance from the PEI CPHO and consultation with senior administration, the University extended the cancellation of events. Therefore, all UPEI events, gatherings, and activities are cancelled or postponed until July 31, cp彩票官网 at a minimum. Do not book university events until further notice as we continue to monitor the situation.
UPEI Convocation cp彩票官网 ceremonies that were scheduled for May 7 and 8 were cancelled until a later date. Students were awarded their degree(s)/credentials in absentia at the May meeting of the UPEI Senate. To learn more about how the Class of cp彩票官网 was recognized, please visit our special, celebratory website at /classofcp彩票官网.
Yes, UPEI has processes and plans in place for dealing with emergency and crisis situations, like COVID-19.
We are continuing to monitor developments of the COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, the Government of Canada, has assessed the public health risk as low in Canada. We are also working closely with the to ensure we are responding in comprehensive and integrated ways. We continue to work with both students abroad and on campus, in addition to staff, faculty, and other community members to ensure that support and advice is available whenever needed.
UPEI is sharing information on its website and is sending important updates by email to @ email addresses and via UPEI SAFE, UPEI’s safety app.
The First Summer Session (May–June) is underway, but all courses were moved to online delivery with the exception of clinical rotations in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and clinical courses in the Faculty of Nursing. On April 23, cp彩票官网, it was announced that the Second Summer Session (July–August) would also be moved to online delivery with the exception of clinical rotations in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and clinical courses in the Faculty of Nursing.
19. What are the University's plans for the cp彩票官网 Fall Academic Semester? Can I still apply or register for courses?
It was announced on May 15, cp彩票官网, that the University Senate met and approved that UPEI will adopt a blended delivery model for the cp彩票官网 Fall Academic Semester. Read more in the Message from the President.
While UPEI continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, our Recruitment, First-Year Advisement, and Admissions teams are gladly accepting applications for the Fall cp彩票官网 Semester. If you have questions about applying or have been accepted already and would like to register, please contact .
Registration for courses is currently open for incoming first-year, and returning third-year and fourth-year students.
While UPEI has been using an essential services delivery model since March, the University has now announced information about UPEI's Operational Ease-Back Plan. UPEI’s Stage One, which began May 25, cp彩票官网, reflects the initial step in a gradual return to working, teaching, learning, and conducting research on campus.
Throughout all stages, we will follow public health guidance, including limiting gathering size, employing physical distancing, and having individuals continue to work and conduct research from cp彩票官网 whenever possible.
21. If a wave or outbreak of COVID-19 happens on PEI, how will that affect UPEI's Operational Ease-Back Plan and framework for the cp彩票官网 Fall Academic Semester?
The University is committed to the health and safety of our community. Guidance and directives relating to COVID-19 have been changing daily, and how we resume campus operations and deliver our programs this fall will ultimately be determined by the public health guidance in place at the time.