Health & Safety

The latest on RCIIS's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 20, 2020 - 4:00 PM

For students who decided to take a vacation, it’s not too late to come back!

Join one of our online Power Speaking classes any Monday or wait until April 6th for our Academic classes.


March 18, 2020 - 3:00 PM

For students who want to join our online classes, please use the following link:

https://rciis.ca/online-classes


March 16, 2020 - 3:30 PM

RCIIS will begin providing online classes to all students from Thursday March 19th to April 3rd.

At that time the school will be closed to all students.

There will be no classes on Tuesday March 17th or Wednesday March 18th. These days will be used to train and prepare the teaching staff for the shift to online based learning.

For more information regarding our new online programs, please check our website over the next few days.

This page will be updated regularly so please check back often.


March 16, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Our plan for online classes continues to develop. As a result of this transition, all evening classes will be canceled today (March 16th).

Additionally, for training and updating course materials, the school will also be closed to all students on Wednesday, March 18th.

Check back soon for more updates regarding our remote classes.


March 15, 2020 - 12:45 PM

As the COVID-19 situation in Ontario progresses, the health and safety of our students remains our top concern. With this in mind, RCIIS will begin to offer remote (online) classes to our students in the coming days.

In order to prepare and train our teaching staff for this transition, all classes will be cancelled on Tuesday, March 17th.

Regular classes will resume on Wednesday.

Please check our website and social media for updates regarding the schedule and availability of our remote classes.


March 12, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Due to the recent events surrounding the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, our school is putting policies into place that protect our students and staff members as much as possible.

We have increased our cleaning routines and will continue to keep hand soap and sanitizer available in the school.

We have also advised students who will be arriving from any affected areas to self-isolate before attending our school.

The current risk to students studying in Toronto is low, but if things change, this page will be updated accordingly.

We will be monitoring the intake of all new students each week and watch what’s happening locally to adjust policies as needed.

What should I do if I feel sick at school?

If you have a fever, cough, or other flu-like symptoms, we strongly encourage you to stay home from school. If you have an extremely high fever or difficulty breathing, please visit a medical clinic or emergency room.

What can I do to protect myself?

The best way to stay healthy is by using good hand hygiene. Washing your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water is the best method, but using alcohol based sanitizer is also effective. Avoid sharing food or personal items at school and make sure to cough or sneeze into your sleeve.

What does "self-isolation" mean?

If you have been asked to self isolate, you should be staying at home as much as possible. If you do need to go out, avoid public transportation. You shouldn’t visit with friends or family or go to any crowded areas or public events.

Useful links:

Government of Canada Health Updates

Public Health Ontario

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