URFA message to members regarding COVID-19

While the risk to Cana­di­ans remains low, URFA is close­ly mon­i­tor­ing the respons­es of our employ­ers to the nov­el coro­n­avirus (COVID-19), and any changes the University/​College Admin­is­tra­tions may choose to make in the com­ing days and weeks that could affect the day-to-day work­ing envi­ron­ment of URFA members. 

URFA reminds all mem­bers that as employ­ers, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na, Cam­pi­on and Luther Col­leges and First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty of Cana­da are all legal­ly oblig­at­ed to ensure the health and safe­ty of its employ­ees. 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 and we will assist you. 

The URFA Office remains open at its reg­u­lar hours. Mem­ber Ser­vices Offi­cers are avail­able to assist you with any work­place issues, and URFA Com­mit­tee meet­ings are still being held as sched­uled. Should there be any changes to URFA office oper­a­tions, mem­bers will be notified. 

We under­stand that this can be a chal­leng­ing time. URFA encour­ages mem­bers to remain calm, prac­tice good hygiene, and stay home if you are sick. Mem­bers who are eli­gi­ble to receive ben­e­fits from the employ­er also have access to coun­selling and oth­er resources from your employ­ee fam­i­ly assis­tance pro­gram. If you do not have access to an assis­tance pro­gram, all URFA Mem­ber Ser­vices Offi­cers are trained to pro­vide men­tal health first aid and are able to assist you. 

Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact the URFA Office if you have any ques­tions or concerns.