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Reported Date of Positive COVID-19 Test Result      Active/Resolved
September 23, 2020     Resolved
October 9, 2020Resolved
January 20, 2021  Resolved
January 29, 2021Resolved

 

Information on this page will be updated as available. The College will take appropriate steps to maintain health and safety on campus and is in ongoing consultation with Algoma Public Health. This chart shows the number of confirmed cases of staff or students on campus since the start of the academic year in September 2020. The numbers represent Sault College students or staff who were present on the Sault Ste. Marie campus, including residence, within 14 days of their diagnosis. The date in which a case is shown as reported reflects when Sault College received confirmation of a positive case. It does not necessarily reflect that the individual was on campus on that date. In the event of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case(s) on campus, Sault College will initiate its COVID-19 Campus Contact Response Plan.

We would like to provide you with a few important updates regarding College operations.

As you are likely aware, the Algoma District is no longer in grey lockdown and has re-opened in the yellow zone. As such, please be advised of the following services on campus re-opening on Monday March 1st:

  • The library staff will be available for material pick up and will require an appointment.
    • Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 a.m. - 2 pm.
       
  • The internet study room in the F wing will once again be accessible to students on campus. The room schedule is as follows:
    • Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Other on campus services such as the Registrar’s Office, Financial Services, and the Testing Centre will be accessible to students on campus as follows:
    • Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Winter Study Break
We also want to advise that the winter study break will take place as scheduled from March 15-19, 2021.

We would also like to remind all students that the College continues to have many screening protocols in place for accessing the campus/Sault College properties, including those associated with travel outside of the Algoma District. These continue to be in effect until further notice and will be revisited regularly based on provincial conditions. Any changes will be communicated.

IMPORTANT SCREENING AND HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

 The College continues to have many screening protocols in place for accessing the campus/Sault College properties, including those associated with travel outside of the Algoma District. These continue to be in effect until further notice.

By entering any Sault College property, you are acknowledging that you:

  • do not have any of the following new or worsening symptoms: fever or chills, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, cough, sore throat or trouble swallowing, runny/stuffy nose or nasal congestion, decrease or loss of smell or taste, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, not feeling well, extreme tiredness or sore muscles
  • have not had a positive COVID-19 test result in the past 14 days
  • have not been in close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
  • or someone in your household have not been in close contact with others in a setting known to be experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 (e.g. workplaces, institutions such as Long Term Care Facilities, etc.) in the past 14 days
    • or negative COVID test result can be provided to Program Academic Assistant/Dean/Chair/Professor or Direct Supervisor
  • have not returned from travel outside of the Algoma District in the past 14 days, you or someone in your household have not been in close contact with an individual from outside of Algoma in the past 14 days
    • or negative COVID test result can be provided to Program Academic Assistant/Dean/Chair/Professor or Direct Supervisor
  • have not returned from travel outside of Canada in the past 14 days
  • have not been instructed by any public health authority to self-isolate in the past 14 days

AS A REMINDER, IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL DO NOT ATTEND CAMPUS/SAULT COLLEGE PROPERTY AND COMPLETE THE SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOLFOR NEXT STEPS. SPECIFIC INFORMATION, EXPECTATIONS AND NEXT STEPS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE COVID AWARENESS TRAINING ON LMS.

THE FOLLOWING HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS MUST BE FOLLOWED:

  •  prior to accessing campus, online COVID-19 awareness training must be completed
    - to access this training, log into your Learning Management System, select the ‘College Reopening Procedures’ from the course list
    if you are a returning student/staff, you are encouraged to review this training to re-familiarize yourself with the content       
  • your student/staff card is required to access campus to scan into the building
    -   those requiring cards obtain one on the following dates and times:         Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  •  enter campus from the F Wing main door (Health and Wellness entrance)
  • parking is available in the J South parking lot       
  • masks or face coverings MUST be used in transit throughout the building, labs, common areas, and in areas where physical distancing is not possible
  •  every person entering must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person 
  • students are expected to leave campus immediately following the end of their scheduled class
  •  all Designated Smoking Areas are closed

 

We are committed to reviewing the latest resources and adapting the latest guidelines to our facility. We are promoting the implemented practices through communication and education. We are proactive with all hands on deck and are committed to being flexible under the guidance of public health officials. We are ready!
See our planned approach on re-opening our campus. Please check our website frequently for updates on program delivery, campus re-opening plans and updates on our precautions to a safe environment.