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Supporting others during the pandemic

Since the state of emergency was declared, USFA has received several appeals from organizations and messages from our members suggesting that that USFA support students and others during the pandemic. At its last meeting, the USFA executive approved two motions to donate to the Saskatoon Community Response to COVID-19 and the Nassar Emergency Student Trust. […]

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COVID-19 Benefits Update

The following information has been provided to us by the employer.  Extended Health Care – normal coverage will be provided for any instance of coronavirus/COVID-19.  The deadline for submitting claims for expenses incurred in 2019 has been extended to April 30, 2020. Out of Country Coverage (OOC) – Coronavirus/COVID-19 will be treated as any other medical emergency with […]

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Response of Affiliated Unions to COVID-19

COVID-19 is creating enormous hardship for many workers through job loss or reduced income. The Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, to which USFA belongs, has issued a news release calling upon the provincial government for a sweeping response to compensate workers who are losing wages and benefits as a result of COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Responses to some questions

Dear USFA members, USFA is committed to working with senior administration as it endeavours to ensure the safety and security of everyone at the university. We will continue to work to ensure that consequences of any approach to dealing with this crisis in terms of your current and future work and well-being are carefully examined by […]

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Important Notice: USFA Office Closed

As a result of health concerns related to COVID-19, we made the decision to close our office until further notice. Association staff will be working remotely and may be contacted phone or email. Phone calls to the USFA office will be forwarded and our staff will continue to answer emails as usual. 

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COVID-19 Response

Dear USFA members, By now you have likely seen the university’s messages concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the suspension of all classes on the Saskatoon campus and regional colleges today, tomorrow, and Wednesday. Remote delivery of classes begins on Thursday March 19, and continues for the remainder of the winter term. The university is also closing its recreation facilities. […]

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COVID-19: What if you think you’ve been exposed?

The work of USFA members is international in scope and it is entirely possible that some of you will be exposed to COVID-19. If you have, or believe you possibly have, been exposed, follow advice available on the Government of Saskatchewan website, which includes monitoring for symptoms, self-isolation and contacting Healthline811. In addition, advise your Dean […]

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