Information and updates regarding Canadore's response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus
This page is the primary resource for everyone at Canadore College for information regarding our response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The situation is rapidly and continually evolving. Updates to this page are made frequently. Please continue to check back for the latest information.
In an effort to keep our campus community informed, please see our Frequently Asked Questions from Canadore College About Coronavirus. We will continue to provide updates on this website as more information becomes available.
If you are an International Student, please see our Frequently Asked Questions for International Students
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North Bay-Parry Sound as reported by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit is 1, an individual who recently travelled to Egypt and is in self isolation. There is also a presumptive positive case pending, additional information will be provided when available. The Health Unit anticipated there would be a positive test for COVID-19 within our area. They, along with Canadore College, have been implementing and communicating the public health recommendations to slow the spread. We are not aware of any COVID-19-type illness within our Canadore College community. It is imperative that we help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by practicing physical distancing, adhering to the self-isolation requirements, and using proper hygiene techniques. The Health Unit continues to advise that Canadians who are 65 and over, who have weakened immune systems and underlying medical conditions are at an increased risk of more severe outcomes from COVID-19.
The best way to protect yourself is through prevention.
Physical (social) distancing measures are being put in place throughout Canada to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19. This is important so a large number of people do not get sick at the same time. It does not mean you must stay in your home. You can still go outside to take a walk, or walk your dog. If you need groceries, you can go to the store. It is recommended that while outside you make sure to maintain a distance of two metres (six feet) from people around you.
Self-isolation means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people. If you have travelled outside of Canada within the past 14 days you will need to self-isolate. Public Health has further instructions to self-isolate if you have symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, before you get tested for coronavirus and while you wait for the test results, and if you have a positive test result for the coronavirus. For more information please refer to the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.
Continue to implement preventative hygiene practices:
- Regular handwashing, or using our many available hand sanitizer stations;
- Practicing proper sneeze and cough etiquette;
- Staying home if you are sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms; and
- Implement Physical Distancing and Self-Isolation as required.
For more information, please consult these public websites which are routinely being updated.
COVID-19 Coronovirus Updates
- March 27, 2020
- March 26, 2020
- March 23, 2020
- March 21, 2020
- March 20, 2020
- March 19, 2020
- March 18 - ACADEMIC DELIVERY – CONTINUITY PLAN
- March 17, 2020 - Additional Updates
- March 17, 2020
- March 16, 2020
- March 15, 2020
- March 14, 2020
- March 13, 2020
- March 12, 2020
- March 12, 2020 (Toronto PDAC Conference Update)
Canadore College has taken the precautionary measure of cancelling all social events and large gatherings, effective immediately, until April 30, 2020. These include:
- Spring Open House
- Media Gala Scheduled for April 9th
- Panther Athletic Banquet
- Presidents Club Dinner
- Probus Canadore Dinner
- Graphic Design Showcase
- All athletic events including City league and varsity Indoor soccer, City League Basketball, Kickboxing, Pickleball, and all athletic practices and fitness classes.
Further decisions about events scheduled after April 30 will be made in the coming weeks. We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.