Universities, colleges urge caution as students prepare to return

Post-secondary institutions across Canada are asking their students to take extra precautions to ensure they don’t bring the coronavirus to campus with them when they flood back following the winter break, writes Mike Hager for The Globe and Mail.

In Ontario, Queen’s University recently issued a statement saying the institution is “strongly urging all students” from outside Kingston to remain at home until the province’s current COVID-19 lockdown ends on 23 January. “This includes students living both on and off campus and international students who were scheduled to travel to Kingston for the start of the winter academic term,” the 23 December statement said.

Universities and colleges pivoted to online learning after the pandemic touched down in Canada last spring, but some students still live on campus and many schools still offer in-class learning when absolutely necessary, such as for health care courses with clinical components or lab work for chemistry students.
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