COVID-19

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STUDENTS

Where on campus is the Vaccine Passport required?

The Vaccine Passport is required in the following places:

 

The gym: It will be not possible to work out in the Sports Centre without proof of vaccine.

 

Food outlets on campus: Only those with a Vaccine Passport will be able to sit down in food venus including: Bekkah’s Bakery, the new food court in the SUB Building, Tim Hortons, The Bus Stop, The LLC Café, and Dewies dining hall. Take-out options may be available.

 

Playing on a sports team: In order to play on any sports team, you must show proof of vaccination.

  

Do I need to be vaccinated to attend classes?

No, the Government has deemed in-person classes an essential service.

  

Are masks mandatory on campus?

Procedural masks are required at all times indoors on campus (with a few exceptions) as well as outdoors at formal events organized by the College.

  

What safety measures are in place for those on campus?

The health & safety of our community is our top priority. Here are some precautions that have been put in place:

 

• All staff and students need to wear a mask in common areas inside buildings;
• All must physically distance themselves from peers and colleagues and not gathering in large groups;
• Signs and guides have been posted for traffic flow without creating congestion;
• All will be required to wash hands frequently and sanitize their work and study areas;
• All will have to be prepared to self-isolate if they experience any flu-like symptoms;
• Physical barriers may appear in areas where physical distancing is not possible;
• Cleaning staff will maintain a rigorous schedule and focus on high touch surfaces;
• Additional measures have been put into place in residence such as no visitors and closure of common areas;
• Hand sanitizing & hand washing stations are available throughout campus.

What to do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?

If you have symptoms or have been exposed to Covid-19, consult the most recent guideline document produced by the CIUSS de l’Estrie – CHUS.

 

You are also invited to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment (click on START at the bottom of the page) to get a recommendation on the next steps to follow according to your condition.

 

Still have questions? You can call the Coronavirus (Covid-19) information line. You will be transferred to the appropriate resource.

819-644-4545

1-877-644-4545 (toll free) elsewhere in Quebec

How is a screening test done?

Get a virtual tour of  the Sherbrooke’s COVID-19 Designated Screening Centre (CDD) by clicking here.

 

1- Find out the instructions to comply with from your arrival to your departure.

2- Go through each of the steps involved (registration, etc.).

 

The CDD is located in the premises formerly occupied by BRP at 75 J.-A.-Bombardier Street in Sherbrooke. These very spacious premises have been equipped for several categories of groups (families, people with reduced mobility, etc.). Everything has been planned for to ensure the safety of users and staff.

What should I do after taking a screening test?

If you are awaiting screening tests results, consult the most recent guideline document produced by the CIUSS de l’Estrie – CHUS.

RESIDENCE

Can I live in residence for the 2021-2022 academic year?

Yes, our residences remain open to our full-time students. We have maintained residence operations while respecting Public Health guidelines.

Are vaccines required for students living in residence?

No, you do not need to be vaccinated to live in residence. However, we strongly encourage all members of our community to seek vaccination against Covid-19 and thank all who have been vaccinated already for doing so.

Do I need to wear a mask inside my residence building?

Students must wear a mask when circulating inside the building (stairs, entrances, hallways). They can take it off in their apartment.

Are visitors permitted?

No, visitors are not permitted.

Are we allowed guests that live in residence in our apartment?

No, guests are not permitted.

What will happen if I decide not to move-in because all of my classes are online?

Please consult your lease for further information or contact us at residence@crcmail.net.

FACULTY

UPDATE – September 13, 2021

 

Dear Champlain Community,

 

Public Health Estrie has confirmed a positive case of Covid-19 at Champlain. We have been informed that the individual concerned was present at the Library Learning Commons for a few hours during the day on Tuesday, September 7. Attached, please find a letter from Public Health with additional information, reminders of the importance for all to strictly adhere to the mitigation efforts and directions to follow should symptoms appear.

 

Members of our community who have not already been contacted by Public Health or otherwise received communication through the College should not be concerned and may continue with regular activities.

 

As always, do take good care of yourself and look out for one another.

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Beattie

 


UPDATE – August 26, 2021

 

Dear Champlain Community,

 

Public Health Estrie has confirmed a single, positive case of Covid-19 within the Champlain Lennoxville community. All necessary prevention and mitigation measures were and remain in place.  Those who were in direct contact with the case have already received confirmation of this as well as a separate communication from Public Health.  Attached is a letter addressed to all members of the Champlain Community. The risk of transmission is considered to be low but, please remain alert for possible symptoms of Covid-19.

 

The self-assessment tool for symptoms of Covid-19 may be found here: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/covid-19-symptom-self-assessment-tool/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIl9OOnrbP8gIVjbLICh1-iQoNEAAYASAAEgJBtfD_BwE

 

Should you develop symptoms of Covid-19, please do not come to the College but rather contact Nancy Kendall in the Office of the Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs.

 

The wearing of procedural masks at all times at the College and frequent hand-sanitizing or hand-washing remains critical to our mitigation efforts against the virus. Thank you for persisting in your efforts to keep our community healthy and safe.

 

As always, please take good care of yourself and loved ones, and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate.

 

Nancy Beattie
Director

 


UPDATE – May 10, 2021

 

Dear students,

 

We are pleased to announce that Public Health has confirmed that all out of province and international students will be able to get the COVID vaccine while here for the spring/summer. It is FREE for everyone.

 

Starting Wednesday May 12th, people who are 25 and older can go online to book an appointment and on Friday, May 14th, people 18 and up can begin booking. You must access the following website clicsante.ca to schedule an appointment. The site is both English and French.

 

If you have any difficulties using the website or have questions or concerns about the vaccine, we would invite you to make an appointment with one of the nurses at the clinic. They will be happy to assist you. Contact them at nurse@ubishops.ca

 

Stay healthy and have a great day!

 


UPDATE – April 8, 2021

 

Dear Champlain students, staff and faculty,

 

As an important reminder and given the rise in variant cases throughout Quebec , all employees and students must be wearing procedural masks at all times with a very few exceptions. This means that even when in offices and classrooms, regardless of physical distancing, employees and students must keep masks on. While we are fortunate that Covid-19 case numbers remain relatively low in the Estrie region, we have a duty to continue our mitigation efforts. In addition to the hand-sanitizing stations, procedural masks are available at the entrance of most buildings on campus and employees may request additional masks by emailing the maintenance team.

 

As always, please take good care of yourself and loved ones.

 


UPDATE – March 29, 2021

 

Dear Champlain students, staff and faculty,

 

The College has just been informed that there is a positive variant case amongst the Bishop’s community. The risk is considered low for members of the campus community but as always, this provides a reminder that we must remain vigilant with our actions to prevent and mitigate further spread of Covid-19. This is especially important given the growing spread of the variants within the province.

 

Please continue to wear a procedural mask at all times when circulating in campus buildings, wash your hands frequently, and respect the physical distancing measures in place. Do be sure to continue to use the Covid-19 application on the SafeGaitor app or, if coming to the Champlain Building, sign in and out at the door.

 

As always, please take good care of yourself and loved ones.

 


 

UPDATE – March 15, 2021

 

Dear Members of the Champlain-Lennoxville community,

 

Public Health has confirmed a positive case of Covid-19 within the Champlain community. All necessary prevention and mitigation measures were and are in place. Those individuals for whom there was a higher risk of exposure have been contacted and are in isolation. For all other members of the Champlain community, Public Health considers that the risk of transmission is low.

 

We encourage members of the Champlain community to continue to take all prevention and mitigation measures including wearing procedural masks at all times in-doors, maintaining physical distancing and frequent hand-washing.

 

As always, please take good care of yourself and loved ones and should you have any questions, please do not hesitate.

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Beattie, Director

 


UPDATE – February 18, 2021

 

With the recent announcement by the Ministre de l’Enseignement Supérieur, the College is pleased to announce that classes designated as hybrid may now resume partially on campus. This is in addition to those courses already being given in person. Courses designated for online delivery will remain so. However, optional in-person academic activities may be made available. Students, please watch for communication from your respective teachers for any details.

 

Any student needing an appropriate or quiet study space to work in or who lacks internet access is welcome on campus. Bishop’s University Library Learning Commons is open for students and the Champlain Building has spaces available as well. Student Services personnel remain available (online and in-person) for any student needing support. Please check your Omnivox account for information.

 

If  you are in need of a service or have a question, please do reach out and we will be happy to help!

 


UPDATE – January 28, 2021

 

Hello,

 

For a multiple of reasons (Internet connection, proper study atmosphere, proper physical space, etc), many students are using the LLC Study Rooms to take their online classes.

 

To make things easier for these students, this semester, we’ve now extended the period of time you can book a study room to a maximum of three hours instead of two. This should make taking that 3-hour class, prepping and logging in on time, or talking with teammates or your instructor after class a little easier.

 

Due to the current covid-19 restrictions, the maximum capacity for each study room is 1 person. Please note that wearing a mask is mandatory, even when alone in a study room. For group work, we suggest you meet virtually.

 

The use of these rooms is limited to a maximum of 3 hours per day, per person. Extensions may be considered subject to availability.

 

You can book a room here: https://ubishops.libcal.com/reserve/studyrooms

 


 

UPDATE – January 11, 2021

 

Dear LLC users,

 

During the week of January 11th, the Library Learning Commons will remain closed to users. We continue to offer our contact-less pick up service every day from 1pm to 3pm and our remote services.

 

Please see below for more details. We plan reopening January 18th.

 

Services

You can chat, videoconference, text or email with a librarian for research assistance.

 

Virtual library instruction and information literacy sessions can be scheduled.

 

Collections

The print collections remain available. You can use our contact-less pick up service for print items. Search for your items in Sofia, send your request as indicated in the procedure and wait for our email. The pick-up service is available every day from 1pm to 3pm.

 

You can return items in the bookdrop outside.

 

We will mail books to students and faculty residing more than 50km from campus. We will provide postage for mailing back the documents. You are still responsible for returning the documents when due. Contact Lee Ann St-Onge at leeann.stonge@ubishops.ca for more details.

 

When allowed by copyright law, it is possible to request a book chapter or a journal article held in print at the LLC to be scanned and delivered to you electronically.

 

Interlibrary loan of print items with other Québec university libraries is still possible.

 

Don’t forget about all our electronic resources. Our Subject Research Guides can help you identify good resources to search.

 

ITS Helpdesk

The ITS Helpdesk is available by appointment. Please use the LLC front door for your appointment. You can use Octopus to put in tickets as well.

 

Let us know if you have any questions. Thank you!

 


 

UPDATE – December 2, 2020

 

The Library Learning Commons (LLC) and the Sports Centre will be open for individual studying starting today. There will be new rules in place in both places, most importantly a procedure mask will be mandatory at all times. There will be SafeGaiters stationed at entries to welcome you and provide you with a mask if you do not have one. The study spaces will also be monitored by Marshalls to ensure compliance with the rules. Together we can create an open and safe study space as long as we all work together to protect one another from COVID-19.

 

Please see important details about the LLC opening below:

 

Facilities

The LLC will open to Bishop’s University and Champlain Regional College students, faculty and staff only. At this time, members of the Lennoxville/Sherbrooke communities and external researchers are not to visit the LLC.

 

There are changes to the rules regarding the use of the building:

–        Procedural masks must be worn by all users. They will be provided at the entrance and at various points in the building. Personal face coverings are not allowed

–        Procedural masks must be worn at all times, in all areas of the LLC. There are no more mask-optional spaces

–        The building is strictly open to individual study only, including the group study rooms

–        There is no more eating in the LLC, even in the Café

–        Drinking water is allowed but procedural masks must be worn between sips

 

Services

Library main desk: there will be times where check out services for books or group study room keys will not be available from Wednesday, December 2 to Friday December 4 Sunday after 5PM and, during the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6. Please plan accordingly.

 

You can chat, videoconference, text or email with a librarian for research assistance.

 

Collections

The print collections remain available. You can use our contact-less pick up service for print items. Search for your items in Sofia, send your request as indicated in the procedure and wait for our email. The pick-up service is available Wednesday December 2 to Friday December 4 before 4:30pm. Please plan accordingly.

 

You can return items in the bookdrop outside.

 

We will mail books to students and faculty residing more than 50km from campus. We will provide postage for mailing back the documents. You are still responsible for returning the documents when due. Contact Lee Ann St-Onge atleeann.stonge@ubishops.ca for more details.

 

When allowed by copyright law, it is possible to request a book chapter or a journal article held in print at the LLC to be scanned and delivered to you electronically. Contact us for details. A form is available on our website under “Services”.

 

Interlibrary loan of print items with other Québec university libraries is still possible.

 

Library Café

The Library Café is closed.

 

Old Library

The Old Library is closed.

 


 

UPDATE – November 24, 2020

 

Dear Members of the Champlain-Lennoxville community,

 

We learned today that, given the number of cases of Covid-19 within the Bishop’s community, the University will be pursuing the end of their semester on-line. All of those directly connected to a confirmed Covid-19 case have been contacted and are in isolation. At this time, none of the above cases have been connected to the Champlain community.

 

Please note, essential learning activities at Champlain such as final in-class assessments and final exams are maintained as scheduled.  However, other than the Champlain Building, most buildings on campus will remain locked. All Champlain employees will continue to be able to access their respective work spaces using the habitual keys and magnetic cards.  Access for students to lab / classrooms is being coordinated with Security to open doors for students at scheduled times. Access to many services on campus remains restricted; please confirm that the service you are needing is open and / or accessible. All prevention and mitigation protocols continue to be in place and must be followed.

 

Further, please note that Public Health is deploying their mobile Covid-19 testing clinic to the campus for 2 half-days beginning tomorrow at noon specifically for those within the Bishops and Champlain campus community who may have been at higher risk of exposure to Covid-19 in the last ten days.  Testing will be conducted in the Hangar and will be by appointment only. To make an appointment, call 819-481-0851 before 8 p.m. tonight or during the day tomorrow.

 

As always, please do take care of yourself and your loved ones.

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Beattie

 


 

UPDATE – November 20, 2020

 

Dear All,

 

Our colleagues at Bishops’ have shared that there has been a number of additional positive Covid-19 cases confirmed within the University community over the last few days. Given this, out of an abundance of caution, the University will be restricting access to all of its’ buildings and services over the coming four days, through to and including Tuesday, November 24.  This restriction does not apply to the Champlain Building where several exams are scheduled for the beginning of the week.

 

Exceptions for access to Bishops’ buildings may be made, namely for exams; those teachers who have spaces scheduled in BU buildings on Monday and Tuesday will be contacted individually.  Students who were scheduled for exams or courses in Bishops’ Buildings on Monday or Tuesday should watch for additional communication from their teachers.

 

Please find below an excerpt from the Bishops’ communication this evening:

 

“We have learned of seven additional COVID-19 cases (for a total of 15) within our community and in our residences. For that reason, we have decided to suspend most in-person activities until Wednesday morning November 25 to allow us time to fully assess the situation. This means that all in-person classes will be moved online, that the access to the Library Learning Commons and the Sports Centre will be restricted to card access only. Research activities will be restricted*. The Residences and Dewies Dining Hall will remain open with increased sanitary measures. The Health Clinic and counselling services will also remain open.

 

The individuals who tested positive are in isolation, and anyone who has been in close contact with them has also been placed in isolation. Anyone considered at increased risk has already been placed in isolation. If you have not been contacted you are not considered to be at increased risk.

 

We have engaged an external cleaning company to conduct a deep clean of any affected areas on campus.”

 

As always, please continue to follow all mitigation guidelines to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 and do take good care of yourself and loved ones.

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Beattie

 


 

UPDATE – November 10, 2020

 

As of 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2020 (Wednesday midnight), the Estrie administrative region will be re-classified as a Red Zone under the provincial colour-coding system for the Covid-19 pandemic. Educational institutions are granted a brief additional delay and, in our region, will be implementing red zone measures effective 12:01 am Friday, November 13 (Thursday midnight). The Red Zone designation is the maximum alert category.

 

Click here for more information.

Where to get tested

 

RLS de Sherbrooke
75, J.-A.-Bombardier Street, Sherbrooke
Opening hours: Every day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. no appointment

*** Don’t forget to bring your valid health insurance card and / or hospital card.

 


 

Contact Public Health

 

For general information, Québec.ca/coronavirus or call 1-877-644-4545

(Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Saturdays and Sundays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

 


 

Emotional help

 

Are you experiencing stress, anxiety or depression associated with COVID-19? Here are some tools and resources to help you in your daily life.

 

Student Hub 

 


 

Services on campus

 

Find out more about the hours of operation of services on campus and verify whether they are currently open or closed.

 

Bishop’s Library Learning Common 

Bishop’s Sports Centre

Tim Hortons

 


 

Covid Resources for the English-Speaking Community

 

Here are some pandemic-related resources for the English-speaking community. They will help you find services and support in English.

 

We would like to thank our partners at Townshippers’ Association for creating these useful guides.

 

Pandemic Resources for English Speakers PDF:
Guides to staying active during the pandemic PDF:

 


 

How to Set up a Home Workspace

 

Whether you set up a small space in your bedroom or took over the dining table, click on the guide below to find some ideas that can help you create a functional place for school work. Wherever you are studying, there a ways to make the most out of whatever room you have.

 

Guide for Setting up a Home Workspace by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie (CHUS)

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