COVID-19 Updates

Canada to require all arriving air passengers to show negative COVID-19 test beginning on January 7, 2021

The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, is requiring that, effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada. 

In an effort to curb the continuing coronavirus crisis, Canada will require all air passengers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test three days before arriving in the country.

The test must be a PCR test — considered the gold standard of COVID-19 tests. These tests need to be processed in a lab and usually take at least a day to provide results. 

The new travel rule does not replace the 14-day quarantine period. Violation of quarantine laws can result in up to six months in jail or up to $750,000 in fines.

Read the full official announcement here.

Public Health Office Order (PHO) on province-wide restrictions

Masks are required in order to enter the College and must be worn in all public areas, with some exceptions. On the 3rd floor of the College, the Secondary bubble, masks are encouraged but not required.

Anyone entering the building must wear a mask. Security will be checking.

Before entering the College, a COVID health assessment must be performed. See the Columbia Safe app.

You can read more about the order here.

Winter 2021 Course Delivery

Columbia College has been working closely with the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, on how we approach our future semesters due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the safety of students and staff in mind, the Winter 2021 semester will be delivered mostly online with select in-person delivery.

As it stands today and subject to Ministry direction, our High School students will continue to engage in in-person delivery, and our University Transfer and Associate Degree students will continue to study online, with the exception of select Chemistry labs (CHEM 123, 210, 220), which will be in-person.

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