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RDC to close Donald School of Business and main campus to public until further notice due to COVID-19

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From Red Deer College Communications

Campuses & Facilities Update

The following changes are being implemented in the coming days and weeks:

Donald School of Business

  • RDC’s downtown campus, home of the Donald School of Business will be open tomorrow and Thursday to allow faculty and staff to remove any personal items and materials they need to work from home.
  • Effective Monday April 13, RDC’s Donald School of Business will temporarily close, until further notice. No public access will be accommodated, and all instructors and staff will be working from home and responding virtually to student or other inquiries.

    Main Campus

    Effective Monday, April 13, there will be no public access permitted on RDC’s main campus. Any students, employees, visitors or guests must attend RDC’s main campus for business purposes and need to have pre-approved appointments to pick-up or receive goods or services to be on main campus.

Students

Effective Monday, April 20, all student access to RDC’s main campus will stop, with the exception of students who are coming to clean out their lockers and/or access the Students’ Association (SA) Food Bank as noted below:

o Students will be required to clean out their lockers by Thursday, April 30 and return locks to the SA. If students are unable to physically come to campus to complete this task, please email the Students’ Association to establish alternative arrangements. Please note the SA is currently open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

o Students who require access to the SA Food Bank can fill out and submit this Food Bank Application.

o Students who do not have access to a computer or laptop to complete course work can email their name, program, and contact information to [email protected] The Library has some laptops that can be signed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Library staff will contact students to determine how best to meet their needs, whether they need a laptop for an hour, a day, or a week. We will be flexible with loan times, while striving to ensure equitable access to technology for all students. Learners may also contact RDC’s Library through online chat or phone for other inquiries.

Employee Parking

• Effective April 1, 2020, RDC has decided to suspend employee parking fees for all parking on RDC’s main or downtown campuses, until further notice.
o For employees whose fees for reserved stalls are paid by payroll deductions, they will first notice that no parking fees will be deducted from their payroll/direct deposit on the April 24, 2020 pay date (for the April 1–15, 2020 pay period).
o For employees who pay fees online for scramble parking lots, they will not be required to pay for parking on RDC’s campuses in April, and until further notice.

  • Parking enforcement and fees have been suspended temporarily on RDC’s main campus, until further notice, for all students and employees.
  • The College continues to urge employees to work remotely if their work does not require them to be present at the College. For those who must work at RDC’s main campus, please continue to park in Lots C or Public West and check-in and check-out at the Welcome Centre upon arrival and departure.News about RDC’s response to COVID-19 is available at: rdc.ab.ca/coronavirus.

We all want this crisis to end. Read this. Then find a mask and put it on when you go out in public

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Cases rising but still 18 in Central Alberta Hospitals – COVID19 update from Mike York

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Alberta for the second day in a row has had in excess of 1500 new positive cases, (1584 yesterday and 1549 today)
In the Central Zone, also a significant increase of 131 new cases along with just 22 recoveries.
The Zone now has 714 active cases of the virus. 18 people are in hospitals, 2 of those in ICU.
Here in the City of Red Deer, an increase of 17 cases along with 2 recoveries.
We now have 141 active cases in Red Deer.
*Of note –
Premier Jason Kenney will be addressing the unsettling rise of the Covid-19 cases in our province in a live broadcast tomorrow.
It’s assumed there may be new and more stringent restrictions being implemented to try and limit the continual trend of surging cases.
Please continue to encourage all of your family and friends to avoid unnecessary large gatherings and social functions when possible.
Thanks folks.
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18 Central Albertans in hospital including one in ICU – Mike York’s update for Nov 22

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The province set yet another record with a one day total of 1584 new active cases since yesterday.
Alarming numbers!
In the Central Zone also a large 24 hour increase of 131 new active cases and only 22 recoveries. We now have 714 active cases in the Zone. There are now 18 individuals in hospital, one of which is in ICU.
The city of Red Deer had an increase of 21 new cases since yesterday, a new single day record for our city since this all began in March.
We had 7 recoveries as well but still saw an overall increase in active cases from 112 to 126.
In the last 6 days, the zone has seen an increase of 443 new cases while 174 have recovered.
Red Deer has seen an increase of 63 new cases with 53 recoveries in that same time frame.
Important city council meeting tomorrow, addressing the possibility of passing the mandatory masks bylaw in all public places.
Cheers people.
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