Apr 24 2020

12:00am - 12:00pm

COVID-19 Update - April 24, 2020

Yesterday, Premier Scott Moe released the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan which outlines a methodical and 5 phase approach to slowly lifting restrictions so that more businesses can open and more employees can go back to work.

North West College students and staff will continue to work and study from home

Phase 1 of this gradual and cautious plan will commence on May 4, 2020, and will continue to detail physical distancing measures and restrictions that will remain in effect throughout the 5 phases. In alignment with the Premier’s plan, North West College will continue to do our part do everything we can to support the provincial effort. In order to better serve our community, we have created a COVID-19 page on our website for all the latest information regarding the pandemic and its impacts on our institution. It can be found here: North West College COVID-19 Information and Updates

Federal Program to support students and new graduates

We know that many in our community are experiencing financial uncertainty during this unprecedented time. For our students and recent graduates, the Federal Government has introduced a $9 billion support plan including the Canada Emergency Student Benefit which provides $1,250 per month for eligible students from May through August 2020 and $1,750 for students with dependents. More information about this program and other benefits can be found here: Support for Students and Recent Graduates Impacted by COVID-19

Student Emergency Fund

A fund to support post-secondary students in financial crisis has been established and made possible by the Government of Saskatchewan through the Ministry of Advanced Education. Qualifying students seeking emergency relief should review the application process at North West College COVID-19 Information and Updates

Staying Healthy

People needing emergency or non-urgent medical care not related to COVID-19 are reminded that doctor’s offices and emergency rooms are still open and receiving patients. Do not delay necessary medical treatments. Safeguards have been put in place to ensure doctor and patience safety including visiting options such as phone and video consultations. Learn more at: Saskatchewan.ca

Counselling and wellness

Extended isolation in a time of uncertainty can be extremely challenging to personal mental health. Please make sure you continue to check on your friends and colleagues. As always, our Student Services staff remain available for students in need, and our staff are encouraged to access the EFAP resources.