Travis Coulter Superintendent of Private Career Colleges Director, Private Career Colleges Branch Released a Message to PCC’s in ON on March 13, 2020
” I am writing to provide private career college owners and operators with important information about the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Since learning of the outbreak of COVID-19, the health and well-being of all Ontarians has been our top priority. As this issue has evolved, we understand that many people are becoming increasingly concerned about their health and well-being during this difficult time.
To provide Ontarians with current information, the Ministry of Health posts up-to-date information about COVID-19 at www.ontario.ca/coronavirus. On this webpage, the Ministry of Health has published fact sheets in nearly 30 dedicated languages and a public-facing poster (also available in French) for your use. These fact sheets and poster may be distributed as widely as you deem appropriate for your organization.
Ontarians should be confident that the province is working together in close cooperation with its partners and the health care sector to ensure everyone’s continued safety and well-being.
I encourage you to share the following websites with your staff and students and to stay informed by regularly reviewing credible sources of information:
Ontario Ministry of Health: www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
Local Public Health Unit: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx
Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novelcoronavirusinfection.html#a1
On March 11, 2020, the ministry sent information and materials, including posters and social media content, to all registered private career colleges. I would encourage you to distribute these materials throughout your campus, offices, and to post them on your website.
If a student or staff person of your private career college is diagnosed with COVID-19, please immediately contact your local public health unit for further direction and keep your private career college inspector informed of any necessary actions.