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COVID-19 Information | RDC shares important information for Winter 2021 Term

Members of RDC’s community test positive for COVID-19

Monday, October 19, 2020

RDC

Red Deer College has been notified that two members of the College community have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are in self-isolation, and we wish them well as they recover.

These individuals last attended RDC’s main campus on Thursday, October 8, and they did not display any symptoms of COVID-19 until days later. The people who are known to have been in close contact with the individuals who are ill when they last attended RDC’s campus are also self-isolating as a precaution. Others who may have been impacted by these positive COVID-19 cases at the College will be directly contacted. 

With these confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 at RDC, we have implemented cleaning practices and other protocols outlined in RDC's Exposure Control Plan to contain and reduce chances of this virus spreading to others on our main campus. 

“I would like to extend my best wishes to the members of our College community as they begin the road to recovery in isolation. It is crucial that we support the individuals, and one another, during the challenging circumstances of the pandemic,” says Dr. Peter Nunoda, RDC President. “The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and visitors are extremely important, and we all play a vital role in helping to combat the spread of COVID-19, both on and off campus.” 

RDC has taken many steps to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. As examples, work-related travel restrictions for all faculty and staff were implemented in March. The majority of courses for Fall term are delivered online, largely reducing the number of people on campus. At the College, physical distancing has been strongly encouraged throughout the pandemic and face-coverings in common areas became mandatory on August 24. Some sections on campus have been closed to help mitigate traffic and enhanced cleaning protocols have continued. 

Students, faculty, staff and guests who visit Red Deer College are required to complete COVID-19 Training online and fill out a daily COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Alberta Checklist, which is available using the SAFE RDC app.  

“Through careful planning, our top priority is to always create a safe environment. I encourage anyone from the College community, including those who have been affected by this news, to use the available resources from RDC and Alberta Health Services as we navigate through this pandemic collaboratively,” says Nunoda.  

The most recent COVID-19 updates from the College, RDC’s COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan, general COVID-19 information and resources, and how staff and students can access mental health resources, are available on RDC’s website (rdc.ab.ca/covid).

RDC’s main campus remains open, and courses and services currently offered in-person will continue. Additionally, online learning activities will also proceed as normal.   

Red Deer College continues to adhere to Alberta Health Services protocols and make decisions for the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors during this uncertain time. 

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For additional information contact:

Shelley Newman
Communications Strategist – Corporate
RDC
shelley [dot] newman [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca 

Brent Forster
Communications Strategist – Corporate
RDC
brent [dot] forster [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

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