We are actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring to follow directions from the Government and focus on the safety of all of us. This page will be updated frequently so please check back to review the most current information.
Thank you to all of our students, staff, faculty, and community. We have seen a lot of change since March and are all trying to find our balance. We are proud that our faculty and staff have been flexible and innovative and our students have been patient and motivated to begin or continue their education.
As always, Columbia College strives to provide a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, faculty, and community. We will continue to provide the best education and support that we are able to, even if it is currently at a distance.
October 8, 2020 UpdateTo protect ourselves, our loved ones and our communities, we must be mindful of the role we all play in helping to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during holidays.COVID-19 is highly transmissible in social settings. One infected person could cause many people attending the same gathering to become ill. We urge you to be diligent, follow public health guidance, and have safe and happy holidays. The Government of Alberta has created the following advice to host and attend a Thanksgiving activity safely. Click here to review this document.
Campus face coverings protocol
Starting Aug. 17th 2020, you will be required to wear face coverings in all Columbia College indoor public areas such as hallways, washrooms, and elevators. You are not required to wear a face-covering in your office unless it is a public-facing area. In classrooms, students can remove face coverings once seated, and as long as they maintain a two-meter distance from others. Visitors to campus are also required to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces on campus.
Exceptions to face-covering use in indoor public spaces at the college are while eating, drinking. Columbia College protocols for public spaces reflect the guidelines of the Province and the City, and are subject to change as the fluid COVID-19 situation evolves.
All adults entering Columbia College must assess themselves prior to coming into any of the buildings and must not enter if they answer yes to any of the questions on the self-screening form. Please note that visitors will have their temperature taken when screened at the College. If you have a temperature at or above 37.8 degrees you will be considered as having a fever and will not be allowed to enter the buildings.
COVID-19 info for Albertans
Actions, updated information, and resources for Albertans to help protect and prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
If you have questions about medical accommodations as it relates to COVID-19, the Accessibility Services area can support you.
COVID-19: FOOD AND BEVERAGE PREPARATION
To establish guidelines that will help reduce COVID-19 transmission risks for staff and faculty who prepare and consume meals and beverages on campus. Meal preparation and eating areas have potential to be a source of transmission.
Pandemic Relaunch - Additional Documents Glossary
Additional Columbia College Pandemic relaunch documents are available to review. Please ensure that you are kept aware with the most recent updates, and reach out to your Department leaders if you have further questions.