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This page was updated on September 23, 2022.

Ease-Back Plan Phase 4

Phase 4 of our Ease-Back Plan includes the following changes to our COVID-19 protocols:

  • The use of non-medical masks or face coverings is not required but is strongly encouraged while in a college facility.
  • When possible, physical distancing of at least 6 feet should be maintained between students, faculty, and staff.
  • All students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and to stay current with COVID-19 booster shots. We will continue to host vaccination clinics in key college locations to support students, faculty, and staff. Further information on dates and locations will be shared once confirmed.

Please refer to the Phase 4 Ease-Back Plan for important information regarding vaccinations, self-assessments, enhanced hygiene and cleaning and PPE, remote work arrangements (where operationally feasible), and a list of resources.

The health and safety of the college community are our top priorities. We will continue to work closely with the Chief Public Health Office and will revisit our COVID procedures as required. 


If any staff or students are feeling anxious, we encourage them to speak to a counselor or contact a health care professional. Holland College has a number of supports for students through Student Services, including counselling: counselling@hollandcollege.com  and the Student Services office at recruitment@hollandcollege.com  or 1-800-465-2777.

Holland College students can also access in-person or phone based counselling services 24/7 through the Aspiria Assistance Program at 1-877-234-5327.  We encourage you to use these resources if you have concerns. Staff and faculty should contact the college's Employee Assistance Program by visiting https://www.workhealthlife.com/or calling 1-844-880-9142.

If you are a student and you have specific questions about COVID-19, please use this email address to contact our Student Experience Team: student-inquiries@hollandcollege.com.  The team will do their best to respond in a timely manner.

If you are a staff member with questions, please email staff-inquiries@hollandcollege.com.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as required.

Download the HC Safe app for the most up-to-date information. The app integrates the college's emergency, closure, and security systems, providing users with up-to-the-minute notifications in the event of an emergency or a closure at a Holland College location. The HC Safe app is available free of charge in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to, or may be experiencing symptoms of, Covid-19, please call 811 for assessment information or use this self-assessment tool.

If you have questions about the coronavirus, call the provincial hotline: 1-800-958-6400. You will be asked to leave a message, and someone from the chief public health office will return your call within 24 hours.