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 - November 19, 2020

At this time, North West College has one confirmed case of COVID 19.  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. At North West College, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. The information here will be reviewed and updated, as required. We encourage you to learn more about the virus at https://www.saskatchewan.ca/

State of Emergency Continues: As of June 22, 2020, Saskatchewan entered into Phase Four of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, however, the Province of Saskatchewan remains in a State of Emergency. 

NORTH WEST COLLEGE BLENDED DELIVERY

The health and safety of our students, staff and the communities we serve continues to be our top priority as work and classes resume on our campuses and program service delivery locations. North West College, in alignment with the framework established in collaboration with the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Ministry of Health, will continue to provide its programs and services in a blended fashion 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 our current reality.

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 (both inside and outside of buildings).
  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Cough/sneeze into your elbow.
  • 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. Effective November 19, 2020, the size of private indoor gatherings has been reduced to 5 people. 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.

(NEW) Mask Requirements

Following the latest announcement from Health, effective November 16th, 2020 (until further notice), 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. 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.

(NEW) Going out safely during COVID-19

Your actions matter. Make informed choices to keep yourself and others safe.

Avoid

Always

  • Closed spaces
  • Crowded places
  • Close contact
  • Stay home and away from others if you feel sick
  • Follow local public health advice
  • Stick to a small and consistent social circle

Lean more on the Government of Canada website.

(NEW) 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) COVID Alert app

The Government of Canada created a COVID-19 app to help protect yourself and your community. Download the COVID Alert app for free to help stop the spread of the virus. The COVID Alert app lets users know if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is available now in the App Store and Google Play. The more people who use the COVID-19 app, the more effective it will be in contact tracing.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

Career Counselling: 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.

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:

November 14, 2020 Update
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