COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information

At Lakeland, the health and safety of our community is our top priority.
 
The information here will be reviewed and updated as required to comply with the latest Alberta Health Services and Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines specific to COVID-19.
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As of March 5, there is 1 active COVID-19 case among Lakeland students and employees.
 
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.
 

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.
  • Campus libraries have re-opened to 15% of their capacity. Students may now work and study in the libraries. See below for more details.
  • Cafeteria dining areas are open but with capacity limits and contact information is required. 
  • The Vermilion campus weight room has re-opened with conditions. Gyms on both campuses remained closed. See below for details.
  • The Equine Centre is only available for academic programming and for students by appointment. All open riding times and club activities are cancelled until further notice.

Campus Update - March 5

Here is the most recent update as of  4 pm Friday March 5, 2021.
 
Alberta Health updated their health measures on Monday as the province moved into Step 2 in their Path Forward roadmap. The following updated measures are in place for libraries and indoor fitness.
 

Libraries

  • Lakeland's libraries at both campuses are now open at 15 per cent capacity to students and staff.
  • This capacity limit doesn't include staff who work in the library.
  • Students may now study and do coursework in the library, as long as they follow protocols including wearing a face covering and staying 2 metres from one another at all times.
 

Recreation Centre

  • Starting today (March 5) people may use the weight room in the Vermilion campus Recreation Centre.
  • Workouts must be low intensity and face coverings are mandatory.
  • Physical distancing of 3 metres is required.
  • No drop ins are allowed. Users must pre-register for a time to work out.
  • To abide with government measures related to high-intensity activities, there is currently no access to the pool, cardio equipment and gymnasium.
  • Lloydminster campus gym will remain closed. Students do have access to the Servus Sports Centre facilities. Staff are evaluating when and how to open the weight room.
Lakeland will continue to evaluate and adjust our protocols to comply with the latest government COVID-19 recommendations.
 

No new COVID cases

No new cases of COVID-19 involving a member of the Lakeland community were reported this week. There is one active case among Lakeland students and employees.
 
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.

January Class Schedule

All classes will start online. A staggered start for return to campus for labs and on campus lectures.

Vermilion Rec Centre & Pool

Weight room reopens March 5, other facilities remain closed

Residence Move-in

You'll need to make and appointment in 2020.

Recreation facilities and pool

Closed from midnight Dec 13

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.