March 18, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Note: URFA has a new web­page where we will be post­ing updates regard­ing COVID-19 on cam­pus. Vis­it it here.

URFA con­tin­ues to close­ly mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion regard­ing the nov­el coro­n­avirus (COVID-19) and the changes that are being made that affect the work­ing envi­ron­ment of URFA members.

Yes­ter­day, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na sent out guide­lines for work­ing remote­ly. URFA encour­ages U of R and FNUniv APT mem­bers to speak with your direct super­vi­sor to arrange work­ing remote­ly. If you have any ques­tions or con­cerns about your abil­i­ty to work remote­ly, please con­tact the URFA office as soon as pos­si­ble. The U of R’s guide­lines for work­ing remote­ly, includ­ing for those who have child care oblig­a­tions, can be found here: https://​www​.ure​gi​na​.ca/​c​o​v​i​d​-​19​/​a​s​s​e​t​s​/​d​o​c​s​/​p​d​f​/​r​e​m​o​t​e​-​w​o​r​k​-​g​u​i​d​e​l​i​n​e​s​-​m​a​r​-​17.pdf

For mem­bers who are remain­ing on cam­pus, please remem­ber to abide by social dis­a­tanc­ing prac­tices. As a reminder, all URFA mem­bers have the right to refuse to work in con­di­tions that are deemed to be unsafe. If you have any ques­tions about refus­ing unsafe work, please con­tact the URFA Office. 

As well, if any APT mem­bers are noti­fied of any reduc­tion in work hours that affect your salary, pen­sion and ben­e­fits, please noti­fy the URFA office as soon as possible. 

URFA staff are cur­rent­ly work­ing remote­ly, how­ev­er, we are still work­ing hard to serve all mem­bers dur­ing this time. As always, if you have any ques­tions or con­cerns regard­ing changes to your work­ing envi­ron­ment due to COVID-19, or any­thing else, please con­tact us and we will assist you.