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All University of Guelph classes to continue amid coronavirus pandemic

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The University of Guelph says all of its operations, including classes, are continuing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement on Thursday, the university said there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of the novel coronavirus on any of its campuses.

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While announcing that operations will continue, they said it is an evolving situation and any changes will be posted on their website and social media channels.

“The safety of our U of G community is our top priority,” the university said in a statement. “The university has a robust pandemic plan and has developed continuity plans to maintain academic and administrative operations should a local outbreak occur.”

The university also announced that it has implemented travel restrictions to areas where the federal government has issued travel advisories due to COVID-19.

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All trips to Italy, China and Iran that are funded or sponsored by the university must be postponed or cancelled.

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The university said a committee dedicated to COVID-19 contingency planning is meeting regularly to discuss possible scenarios and how they will be addressed and communicated.

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“Medical professionals leading U of G’s health services communicate continuously with Public Health, campus experts and others,” the university said.

More information can be found on the University of Guelph’s website.

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