Selkirk College is operating in full compliance because moving forward in a culture of caring provides the best outcomes. Safety is the responsibility of everyone and individual efforts ensure execution.
Selkirk College Safe Return to Campus
Safety for students, staff and the community is the number-one priority at Selkirk College as we prepare for the fall semester with strict adherence to health and safety guidelines put forward by the Provincial Health Officer.
The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training has released its COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector (see below) which provides overarching plan and protocols for across the province.
Working with the Ministry, Selkirk College has prepared its own Return to Campus Guidelines which are just one part of the overall plan that aims to keep students, staff and faculty safe and moving forward. Safety is the responsibility of everyone and individual efforts ensure successful execution.
The lingering question is now what to do if a positive case happens. Selkirk College has guidelines in place following direction from Interior Health. In this situation, it is very important that personal health information is kept confidential to protect privacy. Like other newly adapted COVID-19 practices this process involves compliance.
Mandatory Mask Policy
Selkirk College recognizes that a non-medical face mask is a necessary, recognized, practicable and effective method to limit the spread of COVID-19. A non-medical face mask covers the nose and mouth, ties around the ears or back of the head, fits snugly against the sides of the face, is secured under the chin and is designed to protect persons other than the wearer
Masks must be worn by all students, employees and visitors entering indoor common areas that include lobbies, hallways, stairwells, washrooms, libraries, bookstores, classrooms, labs, study spaces, elevators, kitchens and other areas that are shared with others or when engaged in activities that risk a violation of the two-metre physical distancing requirement.
Our Quarantine Plan
COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine requirements mean Selkirk College is planning for students coming from outside Canada once they are eligible to arrive. Read our plan to understand Selkirk College’s expectations and requirements to manage this period safely and smoothly.
B.C. Post-Secondary Learning - Go Forward Guidelines
B.C. public post-secondary institutions remain open and committed to offering students options for staying on track, graduating on time, and meeting their learning goals.
“The goal of these protocols is to support the gradual increase of in-person teaching, learning, research, administrative and support services at post-secondary institutions while reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.”