UWSA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In light of the current public health situation, UWSA is taking precautionary measures essential to the safety of all students, staff, and community. In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are making some changes to the way we work, in line with University of Winnipeg’s response and Public Health Agency of Canada’s guidelines.
Starting Monday, all non-essential UWSA services, services centres, offices and events will be closed until further notice. UWSA Executive and staff will be working remotely and available via e-mail and phone.
Here is a list of all services that will be affected:
SERVICES AND SERVICE CENTRES
Advocacy services and appeal hearings will be postponed till May. If you have an advocacy case going on, your appeal hearing will likely be postponed till further notice. All advocacy files will be addressed when services re-open.
Info Booth will be closed starting Monday until classes re-start. Students can e-mail or call Info Booth staff with their U-Pass and Health Plan concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org and 204-786-9787.
Campaigns like divestment and U-Pass appeals will continue via our website and social media.
All service centres, including Access Lounge, Bike Lab, BIPoC Lounge, Foodbank, Rainbow Lounge, WTSC, and Safewalk will be closed till further notice. We are working with moving Foodbank to an off-campus location.
UWSA Daycare is open until further notice from the Provincial Government.
In keeping with federal and provincial health guidelines and public health requests to reduce large-group interactions, all upcoming events – including our Annual General Meeting and Decolonizing Sexual Health w/Ericka Hart, will be postponed to later spring. This includes all event and meeting bookings in UWSA spaces. Concerned parties will be contacted directly regarding their bookings and all payments will be refunded.
The March 26 Board Meeting will still happen in an online capacity in order to address some essential operational issues.
For a list of University closures and interruptions of service, please visit Campus Updates on COVID-19. News will be posted there as soon as it is available.
While we understand that these changes will affect the lives of our members and staff, we are doing everything we can to reduce risk and for your well-being. We’d like to thank you for your patience as we figure out the next steps.
Please check our website for current and accurate updates on the situation and follow all government-recommended health, safety and travel guidelines outlined on UWinnipeg’s website.