COVID-19 June 1 Update
Monday, June 1 - Monday, August 31
As of June 1, our main campus in Central City is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to limited staff, students and appointment-only applicants. Our lab in unit 262 is open for labs only as required. Both our King George campuses remain closed. All classes are still taking place online.
Stenberg College prioritizes the health of our staff, instructors, students and visitors. Therefore, everyone must conduct a self-assessment online prior to coming in. If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, we ask you not to come in, seek medical consultation, and arrange or reschedule your application appointment by phone. Please do not come to Stenberg College if you have any of the following symptoms:
- New or worsening cough
- Shortness of breath
- New muscle aches or headache
- Sore throat
- Travelled outside of Canada within the last 14 days
- Close contact of a person who tested positive for COVID-19
To ensure the safety of our staff, we require everyone to bring a mask/face covering and wear it for the duration they are in our building. In addition, everyone is expected to practice the Core Measures for Personal Self-care to reduce transmission:
- No handshaking as the new norm
- Practice good hygiene (frequent handwashing with soap and water and use of hand sanitizers, avoid touching your face, respiratory etiquette, disinfect frequently touched surfaces)
- Always maintain social distancing of two meters upon arrival, during meal breaks and on departure
- A further consideration is for individuals at risk of a more severe illness (because they are over 60 years old, have compromised immune systems, or underlying chronic medical conditions) to properly inform themselves of risk, assess their own risk-tolerance, and think through extra precautions they may wish to take over the coming months
We are also limiting appointments to one person per admissions appointment so please come alone and do not bring any guests. All visitors, please wash your hands or clean them with hand sanitizer before and after your visit. Please maintain physical distancing of 2 meters (6 feet).
For more information, please see our COVID-19 Safety Plan.
For information regarding our contingency plan and safety protocols if an outbreak is detected, please see our COVID-19 Contingency Plan.
In addition to the above, for students and staff attending labs, please do not bring any unnecessary supplies or bags with you, only essential items. It is not encouraged to bring backpacks. Please wipe down the surfaces, mouse, computer keyboards, monitors etc. before and after use with disinfectants provided onsite.
We will not permit any outside guests to volunteer for phlebotomy, so completion of skills will be performed solely on peers and/or instructors. All students will need to follow COVID-19 personal protective procedures during their time in the lab. COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) includes wearing masks, goggles/safety glasses, gloves and in some cases gowns while performing any direct “patient” care. The expectation of cleaning and decontamination procedures will be shared and demonstrated in labs. Procedures including donning and doffing must be practiced and performed during labs to ensure competency during your practicum for your own safety as well as others.
We have developed a detailed plan to manage all arriving international students’ compliance with the federal guidance document to implement the 14-day quarantine requirement under the Quarantine Act. For more information, please see our Pre-Arrival Guide for International Students.
Program Advisors and staff are still available to assist you during this period with all of your inquiries off of campus. Staff are fully equipped to work offsite and support you. They can be reached at the contact numbers/emails below to answer your questions:
Email: [email protected]
Haeley McKinney: [email protected] – 604-634-2474
Melissa Watts: [email protected] – 604-634-2473
Michele Duplain: [email protected] – 604-634-2993
Natasha Howarth: [email protected] – 604-634-3870
PN & RDPN Programs
Lisa Brown: [email protected] – 604-634-0378
BDMS, CATD, PT/PTD, HCA, OPD Programs
Sam Sun: [email protected] – 604-634-1051
ECE, ECE PB, SEA, SEAD, MLA, MLAD, MOA/HSS, NUC, THRD Programs
Rachel Nicholson: [email protected] – 604-634-2468
Contact your Placement Administrator