COVID-19

Student support services will continue to be available to students in person and online. Appointments will be required to see members of the Student Services team. Please contact staff members by MIO or email. Contact information can be found here.

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.

Before arriving on campus

Fill out the SAFEGaiter application (self-assessment tool)

App for iPhone / App for Android / Online form

The app will help you determine if it is safe for you to come to campus. It will also assist local public health authorities in contact tracing should a positive test for COVID-19 arise on campus.

 

We also recommend that you download the Federal Government Covid Alert App

Covid Alert App

Bishop’s Sports Centre – Centre sportif Bishop’s

Suspension of activities and temporary closure of the training room. 

FITNESS CENTRE: Closed until further notice.

ARENA: Closed until further notice.

POOL: Open (by reservation only).

SQUASH COURTS: Closed until further notice.

BADMINTON COURTS: Open (by reservation only).

LOUNGES: Open to students for INDIVIDUAL studying.

SPORTS MED CLINIC: Open (please visit https://bit.ly/38RGS2e).

HEALTH SERVICES: Open (by reservation only).

TIM HORTONS: Open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (TAKE OUT ONLY).

 

Fore more information, visit Bishop’s Sports Centre website : https://bit.ly/2UusYLf

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