Dear Students:

The University has received questions regarding the Coronavirus from students, staff and faculty. At the present time, health officials continue to note that the risk of contracting the virus remains low. We are actively monitoring the situation in conjunction with Manitoba Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada and will provide additional information on the University’s homepage when available.

Manitoba Health advises that persons may be at risk if they have travelled to Wuhan, China within 14 days prior to onset of illness, and currently have signs/symptoms suggestive of coronavirus:

o Cough

o Fever

o Sore throat

o Runny nose

o Weakness

o Headache


Manitoba Health also advises that persons may be at risk if they have:

• Come into contact with someone who has or is suspected of having infection with coronavirus from Wuhan, China, OR

• Come into contact with someone with flu-like symptoms (cough, sneezing, runny nose, fever) who has been to Wuhan, China within 14 days prior to their illness onset, OR

• Been exposed to laboratory specimens of persons who may have been infected with coronavirus from Wuhan, China


If you suspect that you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, please contact:


Health Links/Info Sante at 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257

If you are planning to see a health care provider about suspected coronavirus, please inform your health care provider either when calling for an appointment or when presenting to make an appointment so that appropriate protective measures can be taken.

In terms of precautions to reduce risk, you are encouraged to:

For additional information on how to protect yourself, symptoms, and current travel advice, please refer to the following sites:

Manitoba Health:

Government of Canada Public Health Agency:

U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention:

World Health Organization:


Government of Canada Travel Advice:


Health care services at the University of Manitoba:



Laurie M. Schnarr, MA

Vice-Provost (Students)

Student Affairs 

Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

208 Administration Building

Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Tel: 204.474.6919


Confidential Assistant - Marci Davies 204.474.6917


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