COVID-19 Update for April 3, 2020: Emergency Financial Assistance & Flexibility on Withdrawals
Given the difficult circumstances some students are finding themselves in as a result of COVID-19, in a crisis that is rapidly changing, TRU has made further changes to provide support during this time. Please note the following updates and reminders of available supports. Read the full announcement
TRU recognizes many individuals within our university community have questions regarding COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus).
The university is monitoring the situation and reviewing the most up-to-date information and recommendations available through regional and provincial medical health officers. For the latest information in British Columbia, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control website.
Should you have additional questions, you can connect with us through the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to seek information from reliable sources, namely health agencies.
- For answers to common questions, links to resources in other languages and information about COVID-19, go to HealthLinkBC
- Call HealthLinkBC’s hotline to talk to a health nurse if you think you might have COVID-19 or if you have other health-related concerns, toll free at 8-1-1
- For a COVID-19 self-assessment tool and app you can download, go to bc.thrive.health
- For anyone struggling with the impacts of COVID-19 who would like to talk to a counsellor, volunteer mental-health professionals are available by emailing email@example.com. Include your name, best contact information and your availability.
- For information in multiple languages, go to this BC Centre for Disease Control webpage
- For detailed information about COVID-19 in BC, go to the BC Centre for Disease Control
- Call the BC Centre for Disease Control toll free for non-medical information about COVID-19, 1-888-268-4319 (1-888-COVID-19)
- For concerns about a suspected COVID-19 case, contact your local public health centre
- For updates and information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s website
- Call the Public Health Agency of Canada toll free if you have questions about COVID-19 that you can’t find answers to (interpretation services are available in multiple languages), 1-833-784-4397
- For information about self-monitoring, go to this Public Health Agency of Canada webpage
- For information about self-isolation, go to this Public Health Agency of Canada webpage
- For information about social distancing/physical distancing, go to this Public Health Agency of Canada webpage
- For more information from the World Health Organization
Stop the spread of viruses
- Clean your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand cleanser.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Throw tissues away immediately.
- No tissue? Cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
- Avoid touching your face.
Handwashing with soap and water
- Remove jewelry
- Wet hands with warm water, add soap to palms and rub hands together to create lather.
- Thoroughly cover all surfaces
- of your hands and fingers with lather and work fingertips into palms to clean under nails.
- Rinse hands well
- under warm running water.
- Dry with a single-use towel
- and then use towel to turn off the tap
Hands should be washed for a minimum of 20 to 30 seconds. To help children wash along, say the ABCs or sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.