COVID-19 Update #1 – March 18

Effective March 18, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will be communicating much more regularly with all faculty, staff and learners regarding matters relating to COVID-19. We will do our best to compile all updates into a single email to streamline communications. A duplicate of the email will also be sent to all Chairs, Chair/Chiefs, Directors, Managers and MAFs with a request to forward to their teams. This is being done to ensure everyone receives the updates.

COVID-19 Travel, Education and Visitor Policy (updated March 18)

Please note the following updates in Section 3; I - Travel:

  • All Schulich Medicine residents and fellows who have travelled internationally (including the United States) must self-isolate for 14 days upon their return. This is in alignment with the Government of Canada travel advisory, March 13, 2020. Only after 14 days, and if the resident or fellow is asymptomatic, will they return to their clinical training. If the clinical demands at the resident or fellow’s home hospital is critical and their support is required, they may be asked to return to their training prior to the completion of the 14 days, only if they are asymptomatic. They will be required to wear appropriate protective equipment upon their return.
  • All Schulich Medicine clinical faculty who have travelled internationally (including the United States) please follow your home hospital travel policies. Faculty working at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London can review those policies through the individual hospital intranet sites.
  • All Schulich Medicine & Dentistry staff, Dentistry faculty and non-clinical faculty, staff or learners who work or learn in a hospital setting including a research lab who have travelled internationally (including the United States) must self-isolate for 14 days upon return. This is in alignment with the Government of Canada travel advisory, March 13, 2020.

You can access the full policy online.

Education and Research Program Changes

A new webpage has been developed, which outlines changes to all our education and research programs. You can read about the changes online. The page will be updated as changes are made to our programs.

Access to Research Labs and Social Distancing

We are making an effort to maintain access to research labs and support a number of ongoing research projects. It is critical, however, that anyone who is utilizing a lab respect self-distancing guidelines and reduce the risk of exposure by following public health precautions provided by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

Thank you to all faculty, staff and learners for all you are doing to support patient care, our students, community outreach and to maintain the operational management of our School. Your dedication and continued efforts are appreciated.

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