Your safety is our top priority - Update on COVID-19
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Your safety is our top priority

March 25th, 2020 (UPDATE)

We continue to recognize the health and safety of our communities in London, Kitchener, Brantford and Windsor. Our campuses are currently closed and scheduled to re-open on April 13th, 2020. We will update this site with information as it becomes available. We continue to support new students and answer questions through phone meetings.

Our Career Consultants are ready to assist you! Please complete the form and a Career Consultant will contact you to set up a favourable time to explore a new career and become a Westervelt Graduate! COVID 19 has taken the world by surprise and required us all to do our part in reducing the spread to allow our health care workers to save more lives.

I would like to acknowledge all the Westervelt Graduates and Faculty out there on the front lines right now making a difference…we are so proud of you and appreciate your efforts in these difficult times. We have coordinated with our local healthcare providers and given them any helpful supplies we had in stock including much needed face masks and gloves. We encourage all graduates to check there inventories and donate as well.

As Canada’s oldest college founded in 1885, Westervelt Graduates have supported Canada through many difficult times including several wars, the great depression, global sickness, several market crashes and recessions as well as many other world events over the past 135 years. Westervelts 100,000 graduates are interlaced into our Canadian culture, heritage and pride! We are so proud of our graduates!

 

March 19, 2020 12:00 (UPDATE)

Students,

Hope this message finds you and your families well!

Over the past few days we have needed to consume much information around COVID 19 and I’m sure it has significantly impacted everyone’s life. Much has transpired over the past few days and we need to remain fluid in our thinking and responses. At this point in time we are currently planning for resumption of classes on Monday April 13th 2020 but will keep you up-to-date on that timeline.

We currently have two students from our Brantford Campus that have been tested and presumed to have COVID 19. It is currently believed they were in close contact with another suspected person outside of Westervelt College. Our thoughts and prayers are with these students and their families for a speedy recovery!

We have currently decided in the short term to not try and deliver materials online. We understand that many students have commitments with children that cannot attend school or daycares and we want to be fair to all. We also understand that some may need to provide support for other family members and we should all now be focusing our time supporting our friends and families while following appropriate social distancing!

That being said, if you are bored or looking for things to do we do have several online options for you to keep busy and advance your knowledge. We have several courses available to you through eLoft Career training and enRiched Academy. Both of these platforms have plenty of material to engage you for a couple weeks. If you need assistance please contact you designated Career Services person.

We have established a COVID 19 committee that will continue to evaluate future actions and keep you informed.

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and we’ll continue to respond to the latest developments.

Please remember that the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease are things you do yourself.

• Wash your hands often.
• When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
• If you have flu-like symptoms, inform the people around you including the College, and postpone attending classes. If your symptoms aren’t mild, please seek medical care.

On behalf of all of us at Westervelt College, let me again say how committed we are to ensuring the health and safety of our employees and students. These actions do not come lightly, but we need to follow the advice of our Health bodies and take our preemptive part in preventing the spread of COVID 19.

Sincerely,

Don Thibert

 

President and CEO

Westervelt College