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Bow Valley College response to coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

The safety and well-being of our employees and our students remain a top priority.  

As with all health-related outbreaks, Bow Valley College diligently follows all recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and Alberta Health Services. 

We also monitor the World Health Organization response as well as review information from the Government of Canada travel advisories.  

On January 31, 2020, Bow Valley College implemented an international travel ban. This travel ban prohibits employees from travelling outside of Canada, except for the United States, for work-related purposes. We will re-evaluate the ban will be at the end of February 2020.  

We are monitoring the situation daily and will continue to provide any relevant updates.  

Prevention of the coronavirus  

The risk of contracting the virus is still considered low in Alberta, and public health measures are in place to quickly identify potential cases and prevent the infection from spreading. 

Many common respiratory viruses are circulating in Alberta and around the world, such as influenza (known as the flu). The flu will be the most likely cause of a respiratory infection.  

To help protect against all respiratory illnesses, including the flu and coronavirus, you should:

    • Use good hygiene practices, such as frequent handwashing 
    • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
    • Consult the Global Affairs Canada site before leaving the country if travelling abroad
    • Contact your primary health provider or 811 Health Link if you have questions or concerns about your health 

    If you are feeling unwell with a fever, cough, and have difficulty breathing, see a health care professional. In Alberta, you can call Alberta Health Link at 811.

    February 7, 2020

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