As a result of the increased number of students and staff returning to Holland College buildings in the next few weeks, Phase 3 of the Holland College COVID-19 Ease-Back Plan has been implemented.
Phase 3 of the plan, which is now in effect, includes procedures and information about obtaining permission to access Holland College buildings. The use of non-medical masks or face coverings in most indoor common spaces is strongly recommended. Phase 3 also covers how to conduct the mandatory self-assessment required before entering a Holland College building and how to move safely around each facility using directional cues and signage, physical distancing, and hand washing protocols. As well, the plan includes information for staff who are continuing with temporary remote work arrangements.
For the fall semester, more than half of the college’s full-time programs will be blended, meaning that course content that can be delivered on-line will be, and course content that requires students to be on site to work in a lab will be delivered face to face. Accommodations will be made for physical distancing, enhanced cleaning protocols, and sanitizing requirements regarding the use of shared equipment and tools. All other programs will be delivered exclusively on-line this semester.
As is the case with all Island organizations and businesses, the college is taking direction from the Province and the Chief Public Heath Office. If, for some reason, Islanders are instructed to return to more stringent measures, the Holland College plan will change accordingly.
All employees and students have received a copy of the plan and must review it prior to receiving building access.
“Ensuring the health and safety of our students and employees is of the utmost importance,” said Holland College president Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald. “We are emphasizing the need for all members of the Holland College community to respect the protocols that we have put in place.”
For more information about this release, please contact:
Greg Arsenault, Director - Marketing and Communications
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020