PROCEDURE CHANGES: International Travel for Learners / Physical Therapy
March 5, 2020
Dear MScPT Learners:
With the increasing number of countries affected by COVID-19, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto is adopting the following procedure changes:
Incoming learners: International students coming from anywhere outside Canada will have their educational activities cancelled going forward;
All learners returning from any international travel will be asked to complete a screening form upon arrival. Those who are symptomatic will be advised as per Toronto Public Health guidelines. Those who are asymptomatic must report to Occupational Health at their clinical sites before they may return to clinical duties and educational activities.
Given that global information regarding COVID-19 is changing rapidly, learners who have travelled outside Canada may be quarantined and unable to participate in their educational activities for 14 days, which could lead to lost educational time that must be made up at a future date. Learners who are quarantined will be encouraged to explore remote attendance for academic or group activities with the relevant program lead.
Please consider the impact of non-essential travel outside of Canada. During this time of heightened concern, the Faculty will do its utmost to support U of T learners and continue educational programs as best as possible while fulfilling our obligation to wise practice in public health and safety.
Please refer the following links for further resources:
- Government of Canada Travel Advice (COVID-19)
- Ontario Ministry of Health
- Toronto Public Health
- Peel Public Health
- Public Health Ontario
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
Please do not hesitate me if you have further questions.
Sharon Switzer-McIntyre, B.P.E., B.Sc.P.T., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
MScPT Program Director
Program Director, OIEPB Program