COVID-19 Update: March 16, 2020

News Staff - Mon Mar 16, 2020

Dear students,

At the rate COVID-19 is quickly spreading through our communities, potentially impacting our loved ones, and interfering with our normal day to day lives, it’s okay to feel scared or uncertain right now. But, I want to reassure you that we are all in this together.

At this point in time, taking actions to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 are no longer optional—they are necessary. Right now, if all of us take this pandemic seriously, and follow the guidelines Alberta Health Services has provided, we can minimize the damage that will be done in our communities. We need to do everything we can now.

Effective immediately, many UASU services and businesses are changing. This means cancelling all UASU events, transitioning our business operations, and moving essential services like the Peer Support Centre to be accessible to all of you remotely. Tomorrow we will provide you with a more detailed breakdown of what these changes look like comprehensively.

In the meantime, we are continuing to work for you. Our needs have changed a lot in the past two weeks—and we will continue to advocate for you, to help get answers from the University, and ensure our campus is getting the support it needs from the different levels of government at this time.

Your health and safety is our top priority. One of our UASU values is to act with unbridled compassion, which is important to remember and embody for each other.

With love,

Akanksha Bhatnagar
UASU President

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