Covid-19 Information and Updates


General Coronavirus Information

North West College is monitoring the COVID-19 situation and continues to comply with provincial Public Health orders. The health and safety of our staff, students and community is of utmost importance, and continues to be our primary focus, and are directed to the official provincial, federal and international health authorities where COVID-19 links provide the most up-to-date information available.

Government of Saskatchewan
Government of Canada
World Health Organization (WHO)

If you have questions about COVID-19 and North West College, please email:
COVID19@northwestcollege.ca and our team will work to find the right contact for your question.

COVID-19 Update - March 26, 2021

The College has been informed of a positive case of COVID-19 at our Meadow Lake campus.  All College community members confirmed positive are required to self-isolate until cleared by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. We are working closely with Public Health officials to ensure necessary measures to protect all students and staff.

Public Health will be contacting individuals who may have been in close contact with the case and providing direction.   Due to privacy considerations, personal information will not be released, and we ask you to respect others' privacy.

We remind everyone entering all campus and program sites to monitor for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Remember, masks are mandatory at all College facilities at all times, except while in an area enclosed setting to which students and members of the public do not normally have access, and the individual is alone. Please remember that physical distancing is still a requirement even when wearing a mask.

North West College continues to follow Covid-19 safety protocol to ensure the safety of our staff and students. 

If you are sick, please stay home.

For further information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Government of Saskatchewan COVID-19 website.

Stay safe,
Executive Management Team

NORTH WEST COLLEGE BLENDED DELIVERY CONTINUES

For continued health and safety of our students, staff and the communities we serve, North West College will continue to provide its programs and services in a blended fashion for the winter term, until further notice. Blended means a combination of online learning, face-to-face and alternative delivery instruction. The amount of face-to-face program delivery will be dependent upon the program type and Public Health orders we are required to comply with. This continues to be a fluid situation and we appreciate your patience and feedback as we continue to adapt to the rapidly-changing circumstances of the pandemic.

We all have a roll to play in slowing the spread. Please take precautions by following all public health recommendations and ensuring you do your part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Protect yourself and others:

  • Wear a mask in all public spaces. This includes all North West College facilities. Please put on your mask prior to entering the building.
  • Maintain physical distance whenever possible, even when wearing a mask (both inside and outside of buildings).
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects often.
  • Stay home if you are sick. Contact Health Line 811 if you have any questions about COVID-19 symptoms or your health status.

Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan.

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON CAMPUS

(UPDATE) Campus/Program Site Access Screening Form

All staff, students and visitors are asked to fill out a screening form upon entry into a North West College campus/program site.  This form has been updated to reflect the latest directive from Health. Please ensure you read the screening from in its entirety. You are required to fill out a form EVERY DAY you are on campus/program site and for EVERY College building you enter.  Once the form has been filled out it is valid for the whole day.

(REMINDER) Masks on Campus

Facemasks are now mandatory for all staff, students and visitors at all College facilities in classrooms, hallways, administration office areas and other common areas at all times. Please remember that physical distancing is still a requirement even when wearing a mask. All students are provided one re-usable mask.  

(REMINDER) Classrooms and Learning Spaces

In our continued efforts to ensure we remain compliant with Public Health orders and Ministerial frameworks and guidelines, all classrooms and learning spaces have been cleaned and sanitized as well as structured by social distancing protocols. All classrooms have been documented and approved for a set occupancy rate as labelled on classroom entrance doors. Any accommodations or alterations to the classroom must be approved by Facilities and the Director of Finance. All efforts will be made to accommodate your classroom needs and requirements. 

(REMINDER) Physical distancing during breaks

Physical distancing (staying 6 feet apart from others) on campus and during breaks must be adhered to. Failure to do so increases the risk of transmitting COVID-19 and can be regarded as a form of non-academic misconduct. Activities such as standing in close quarters, sharing cigarettes, sharing food, etc. is not permitted at this time.

(REMINDER) Access to Our Campuses Will Remain Limited

For continued safety, campus access across all of our locations remains restricted and contingency plans are in place in case of a resurgence of the virus. For those on site please remember to limit your interactions and be sure to maintain physical distancing wherever possible, even with a mask.

For more information, please call our main office at (Battlefords Campus) 306-937-5100 or, (Meadow Lake Campus) 306-234-5100, as well as visit our COVID-19 Update page on how we can best support you.

(REMINDER) I called 811 and they confirmed I tested positive for COVID-19. Now what?

North West College asks that you do not come to campus until there is further direction from 811. Immediately contact your instructor to let them know the results of your COVID-19 test. The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is responsible for the contact tracing process to identify and notify people who may have been exposed to COVID-19, including your instructor and peers. To protect the privacy of all involved, North West College cannot share students or employees’ COVID test results. Be assured that at North West College the well-being of our students, employees, and community is our top priority. 

(NEW) Registration now open for Fall 2021-22 Programs

Interested in pursuing your education, but not sure what to take? Details about upcoming programs and classes can be found on our website northwestcollege.ca or call to book an appointment to speak with our career counsellor (Battlefords Campus) 306-937-5100 or, (Meadow Lake Campus) 306-234-5100.

Student Services – Here for You:  Our Student Services teams are here to help you. Student Services are available to provide support and to address any barriers individuals may face. For current students visit our Student Services Google Classroom for additional resources and supports.

Meadow Lake Residence: Residence units are open to students. For inquiries about available units, please contact the Meadow Lake Campus at 306-234-5100.

GRANTS & FUNDING

Various grants and funding area available to new and returning students at North West College.  Please contact your Student Services Representative below for further information.

Battlefords Campus:
Lindsey Gartner
306-937-5126
lindsey.gartner@northwestcollege.ca

Meadow Lake Campus:
Mark Gunderson
306-234-5100
mark.gunderson@northwestcollege.ca

THANK YOU to everyone for their cooperation and patience as we continue to adapt to provide the best experience for our students at North West College.

covid-19 Updates:

March 19, 2021 Update
March 4, 2021 Update
February 5, 2021 Update
January 15, 2021 Update

January 12, 2021 Update - message from President & CEO, Jay Notay

December 7, 2020 Update - message from President & CEO, Jay Notay

November 19, 2020 Update

November 14, 2020 Update - message from President & CEO, Jay Notay
November 2, 2020 Update

August 14, 2020 Update
July 17, 2020 Update

June 5, 2020 Update
May 15, 2020 Update 
May 5, 2020 Update
May 1, 2020 Update

April 24, 2020 Update
April 9, 2020 Update

April 2, 2020 Update
March 31, 2020 Update
March 20, 2020 Update
March 19, 2020 Update
March 16, 2020 Update
March 15, 2020 Update
March 14, 2020 Update
March 13, 2020 Update

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions): HERE

Reporting Absences: HERE

ABOUT COVID-19 (Important Links): HERE 

 

 

For the seven-day period ending Thursday, February 5, the college has been informed of one positive COVID-19 case involving a member of the college community. All College community members confirmed positive are required to self-isolate until cleared by the Saskatchewan Health Authority. We are working closely with Public Health officials to ensure necessary measures are in place to protect all students and staff.