COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information

Lakeland College is monitoring COVID-19 and following Alberta Health Services’ direction.daily assessment red tile link
 
At this time, there is 1 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Lakeland students and employees.
 
At Lakeland, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. The information here will be reviewed and updated, as required.
 
After reviewing the material on this webpage, if you have questions about COVID-19 and Lakeland College, please email COVID19@lakelandcollege.ca and our team will work to find the right contact for your question.green hyperlink tile to Fall 2020 student re-entry FAQ
 

Campus Update - Nov. 23

Here are the most recent updates as of 3 pm on Monday Nov. 23, 2020.
 

What's open and closed

  • Campuses are still closed to the public. Please see our new campus access guidelines.
  • The public is asked to phone the college (1 800 661 6490) for assistance rather than visit our campuses. See our department contact list.
  • Cafeterias and libraries are open only to Lakeland students and staff. See update below.
 

Another confirmed COVID-19 case

On Nov. 23, our Health Services department learned that a staff member at the Vermilion campus has been diagnosed with COVID-19. The employee is self-isolating and we wish them a quick recovery.
 
This person was last at the Vermilion campus on Nov. 19. They were in the Centre for Ag Technology and the WHT Mead Animal Science Centre. As the employee was following COVID-19 protocols including wearing a face covering and physically distancing, Alberta Health Services (AHS) staff believe the risk of transmission is low.
 
Lakeland staff are contacting employees and students who may have been in close contact with the person and are providing direction. If you do not hear from a representative of Lakeland’s Health Services department, you likely haven’t been exposed because of the measures that are in place at Lakeland.
 
AHS asked that we remind people to stay vigilant about monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, and sore throat. If you have any of these symptoms, stay at home and follow the recommendations of your provincial health authority. 
 
Please continue to follow Lakeland’s COVID-19 protocols including:
  • complete the daily assessment tool before coming on campus and follow the instructions as advised. This step is critical for contact tracing.
  • wear a 3-ply face covering
  • maintain physical distancing
  • practice enhanced hand hygiene practices
  • limit non-essential travel between the Lloydminster and Vermilion campuses
  • limit all non-essential college travel to Alberta areas in the purple zones and Saskatchewan areas classified as high risk
COVID-19 protocols are essential to reducing the risk of transmission.
  
To see previous updates, click on the red Campus Updates tile below.

Campus Updates

New updates will appear above. Previous updates will be listed here.

Daily Assessment Tool

Staff and students are expected to use this daily assessment tool before coming on campus.

Re-entry Plans

Lakeland's Re-entry Guide and associated documents such as procedures for offices and classrooms.

Face Coverings

If you can't physically distance, then a mask is required. See the details.

Student FAQ

General and specific student related questions and answers.

Employee FAQ

Specific and general questions and answers for Lakeland College employees.

Personal Hygiene & Prevention

Washing your hands is the first step in preventing the spread of any virus. Social distancing is another critical measure.

Fall Program Delivery & Live at Lakeland webinars

We'll start the 2020-21 academic year offering blended learning. Watch one of our webinars.

Vermilion Rec Centre & Pool

The Vermilion rec centre and pool have re-opened with limited facility hours and activities.

Residence Move-in

You'll need to make and appointment in 2020.

Lloyd weight room and gym re-opening

Limited hours and safety protocols start Sept 8.

Phone and email listings

Community FAQ

The Vermilion rec centre and pool are now open, but you have to book your time.

Coping During a Crisis

A near-constant stream of news reports about an outbreak can cause anyone to feel anxious or stressed.

How to Work Remotely

Check out these resources about working remotely.

About COVID-19

​A pneumonia outbreak, now known to be caused by COVID-19, was identified in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019.