COVID-19

Information updated May 16, 2022.

The risk of COVID-19 reinfection within 3 months is low. You do not need to self-isolate or do a screening test if you have had COVID-19 since December 20, 2021. However, if you have fever, regardless of its cause, you must self-isolate until you have had no fever for 24 hours.

Source: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus

If you are fully vaccinated:

You tested positive.

Isolate for a minimum of 5 days from the onset of symptoms (or from the test date if you have no symptoms).

 

After 5 days of isolation, you can resume activities if symptoms improve and you have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without having taken fever medication).

 

For the next 5 days:

  • Wear a mask during any social interaction
  • Practise 2-metre physical distancing (if possible)

If symptoms or fever persist, continue isolation for an additional 5 days.

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

 

Source: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus

You have Covid-19 symptoms.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must self-isolate immediately to prevent the spread of the virus. You should also use a rapid test, if available. If you don’t have one, follow the Instructions for ”You Tested Positive”.

 

 

 

What to do, depending on the result

  • If the result is positive, self-isolate by following the Instructions for ”You Tested Positive”.

 

  • If the result is negative, self-isolate and do a second rapid test 24 to 36 hours later.
    • After the second rapid test:
      • If the result is positive, self-isolate by following the Instructions for ”You Tested Positive”.
      • If the result is negative, you may resume your normal activities while following basic health instructions. If your symptoms persist or worsen, call 811. You will be directed to the appropriate resource.
      • If the result is invalid, do another rapid test using a new testing kit.
  • If the result is invalid, do another rapid test using a new testing kit.

 

The rapid tests can give a false positive result for people who are not infected or a false negative result for people who are infected. This is one of the reasons why people are asked to do a second test 24 hours after receiving a negative result.

 

If you do not have access to testing, please follow the instructions for ”You Test Positive”.

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

 

Sources: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/self-isolation

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/testing-for-covid-19/rapid-home-testing

You have been in contact with a case of Covid-19.

For the 10 days following your last contact with the case, you have to:

  • Watch for symptoms
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people
  • Wear a mask during all social interactions
  • Stay 2 metres away from others whenever possible

 

The recommendations must be followed unless otherwise advised by public health authorities.

 

If you develop symptoms, you must immediately self-isolate and follow the instructions on the page Instructions for people with COVID-19 symptoms.

 

If in doubt, call 1-877-644-4545. You can also contact the Info-Santé 811 hotline (24/7 phone consultation service) if you need advice about your health (e.g., if your symptoms persist).

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

 

Source: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/instructions-for-people-who-have-been-in-contact-with-a-confirmed-case-of-covid-19

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/testing-for-covid-19/rapid-home-testing

Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool

Find out which isolation instructions apply to you: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/self-isolation/covid-19-self-assessment-tool 

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

If you are NOT fully vaccinated:

You tested positive.

Unvaccinated people must also obtain a negative result before resuming their activities.

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

 

Source: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus

You have Covid-19 symptoms.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you must self-isolate immediately to prevent the spread of the virus. You should also use a rapid test, if available. If you don’t have one, follow the Instructions for ”You Tested Positive”.

 

 

 

 

What to do, depending on the result

  • If the result is positive, self-isolate by following the Instructions for ”You Tested Positive”.
  • If the result is negative, self-isolate and do a second rapid test 24 to 36 hours later.
    • After the second rapid test:
      • If the result is positive, self-isolate by following the Instructions for ”You Tested Positive”.
      • If the result is negative, you may resume your normal activities while following basic health instructions. If your symptoms persist or worsen, call 811. You will be directed to the appropriate resource.
      • If the result is invalid, do another rapid test using a new testing kit.
  • If the result is invalid, do another rapid test using a new testing kit.

 

The rapid tests can give a false positive result for people who are not infected or a false negative result for people who are infected. This is one of the reasons why people are asked to do a second test 24 hours after receiving a negative result.

 

If you do not have access to testing, please follow the instructions for ”You Test Positive”.

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

 

Sources: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/self-isolation

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/testing-for-covid-19/rapid-home-testing

You have been in contact with a case of Covid-19.

If you have been in contact with a person who has COVID-19 and that person lives with you or is a sexual partner, it is recommended to:

 

  • Self-isolate at home for 5 days from the same isolation date as the case
  • Watch for symptoms
  • For the next 5 days you have to:
    • Watch for symptoms
    • Avoid contact with vulnerable people
    • Wear a mask during all social interactions
    • Stay 2 metres away from others whenever possible

 

There is no need to extend the isolation period if another member of your household becomes a case of COVID-19.

 

If you develop symptoms, you must begin a new period of isolation and follow the instructions indicated on the page Instructions for people with COVID-19 symptoms.

 

No document (e.g., certificate) or procedure is required after a self-isolation period. Once isolation is over, you can resume your activities if the other conditions are met.

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

 

Source: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/instructions-for-people-who-have-been-in-contact-with-a-confirmed-case-of-covid-19

https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/testing-for-covid-19/rapid-home-testing

Covid-19 Self-Assessment Tool

Find out which isolation instructions apply to you: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/self-isolation/covid-19-self-assessment-tool 

 

If you are a student, contact Grace Herring via MIO. If you are an employee, contact your manager.

Current measures in force: click here

Information updated May 16, 2022.

MASK PROCEDURE

Are masks mandatory on campus?

Procedural masks are not required, however, we will continue to provide them for those who wish to wear them.

STUDENTS

Can I come to campus?

ONE of these symptoms:  

 

  • Fever  – Adults: 38°C (100.4°F) and above (oral temperature)
  • Cough (new or worse)
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Sudden loss of sense of smell without nasal congestion, with or without loss of taste

 

or TWO of these symptoms:  

 

  • Runny nose or nasal congestion (stuffy nose) of unknown cause
  • General muscle pain (not related to physical exertion)
  • Headache
  • Major fatigue
  • Significant loss of appetite
  • Stomach aches or nausea or vomiting or diarrhea

 

You cannot come to campus if you have symptoms even if you have one negative rapid test. You must contact Grace Herring by MIO to let you know that you will be absent because you have symptoms of Covid-19.

 

Please complete this self-evaluation tool https://www.quebec.ca/sante/problemes-de-sante/a-z/coronavirus-2019/isolement/outil-autoevaluation-covid-19 to see if you need to isolate.

UPDATE – April 1, 2022

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

As many of you may be aware, Quebec`s Health Ministry has announced its intentions to lift mandatory mask mandates in more public places by mid-April, notably in higher education institutions. However, given the current epidemiological situation of COVID-19 in the province, Champlain College Lennoxville, has made the decision to retain the mandatory mask mandate in all campus buildings through to the end of the semester, including the final exam period.  Bishop’s University has made the same decision so there will be identical requirements for masking across the campus, regardless of institution. All members of the community are asked to continue to wash their hands frequently and make use of the hand sanitizer available at building entrances and numerous other locations on campuses.

 

Champlain has and will continue to adjust its COVID-19 response following public health directives while keeping the health and safety of Champlain community members as its priority.  We thank you for continuing to respect the health measures in place across campus.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this or any other issue related to COvid-19, please do not hesitate to contact Grace Herring at gherring@crcmail.com.

 

As always, take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.

 

Sincerely,

Nancy Beattie, Director

 

 


UPDATE – January 31, 2022

 

Dear Champlain Lennoxville Community,

 

We have recently received alarming reports of Champlain students breaking COVID-19 isolation orders. In response to this, the Dean of Student Services, Jean-François Joncas, has written a letter that outlines what isolation entails and the sanctions that will be implemented if students are caught breaking isolation orders. These sanctions range from warnings to expulsion from Champlain Lennoxville.

 

Please read the message below.

 

Dear students,

 

As we are all aware, COVID-19 is circulating at a high level in the population and on campus. Working to keep everyone safe while remaining in person is our top priority. If we all follow the provincial COVID-19 guidelines, we can minimize the spread on campus and have a successful, and healthy semester. We are all in this together.

 

If you have symptoms or have been in contact with a case, you have to self-isolate and inform Grace Herring by MIO.

 

Please carefully read the provincial guidelines on self-isolating.

 

Provincial guidelines on self-isolating

Sources: https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/instructions-for-people-who-have-been-in-contact-with-a-confirmed-case-of-covid-19

 

Self-isolating means staying at home.

For a high-risk contact, self-isolation is required even if the contact does not develop any symptoms and even if they get a negative test result.

  • Do not go to school or work or to an early childhood or daycare centre or any other public place, such as a store, and do not take public transport.
  • Do not go out for a walk.
  • If you have no one who can help you by picking up your groceries and medications, have your supermarket and pharmacy orders delivered and stay at least two meters away from the delivery person.
  • Allow no visitors in your home.
  • You can go outside on your balcony or in your private yard, making sure that you are 2 meters away from any other person.
  • If you live with others who do not have COVID-19, avoid contact with them:
  • Keep a distance of at least 2 meters between yourself and others. Cover your nose and mouth if you need to be closer than 2 meters from someone. Remain alone in one room of the house as often as possible.
  • If possible, eat and sleep alone in a single room of the home.
  • If possible, use a bathroom reserved for you alone. Otherwise, disinfect after each use.
  • Air out the house and your room often by opening a window, weather permitting.

 

No document (e.g., certificate) or procedure should be required after a period of isolation. Once isolation is over, you can resume your activities if the other conditions are met.

 

Failing to obey the self-isolating guidelines goes against our Institutional Code of Student Conduct.

 

Institutional Code of Student Conduct

Source: https://www.crc-sher.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/Policy_ICSC_2018_approved.pdf

 

Section 6: Definitions of Misconduct

 

This section of the Code outlines, in a non-exhaustive manner, actions that the College considers to be non-academic misconduct offences. While students are expected to respect the law at all times and behave in a manner that shows respect for fellow members of the Champlain community, the Code specifically prohibits but is not limited to, such acts as:

 

6.4.11 Acting in any way that endangers the health, safety or well-being of self and others.

 

6.4.12 Engaging in unruly behavior, disturbing the peace, disrupting or obstructing College activities.

 

6.5.8 Failing to comply with the directives of College personnel, including College security personnel, acting in performance of their duties.

 

The principles underlying this Code are educational, and whenever appropriate, the College encourages informal resolution of minor incidents. However, we are dealing with a global pandemic; not respecting the self-isolating guidelines and putting other people at risk is not a minor incident. Therefore, the College may impose one or more sanctions ranging from a warning to College suspension or expulsion to ensure the safety and security of all members of the Champlain-Lennoxville Community.  

 

If you live in residences and are aware of a situation where a member of the Champlain-Lennoxville community is not respecting the self-isolating guidelines, do not hesitate to contact residences security and Diane Andreville.

 

We will continue to monitor this volatile situation. We need everyone’s cooperation to provide a safe studying and working environment.

 

Regards,

Jean-François Joncas

Interim Dean of Student Services

 

 


UPDATE – January 13, 2022

 

Dear Champlain Lennoxville Community,

 

Over the last few days we have heard some concerns expressed regarding the planned return to in-person course as of next week. In the context of an on-going global pandemic, a degree of anxiety is understandable. In balancing the concerns of staff and students regarding Covid-19, the availability of booster shot appointments along with mental health, wellness and student success, and given clear Ministry expectations for a return to campuses, classes will resume on Monday, January 17 with the mode of delivery divided between in-person and on-line (synchronous) classes for the first week of the semester.

 

This will ease the transition of students and employees back to in-person activities with approximately half the student population expected to be in attendance as of Week 1 and the remainder beginning in-person on Week 2. The division of programs is based on previous experience through the pandemic, specifically where the in-person teaching and learning needs were greatest for specific competencies.

 

Week of January 17th to 21st:

 

In-Person Classes (Technical and hands-on competencies):

All program classes for:

  • AMT
  • CST
  • Nursing
  • Special Care
  • Visual Arts
  • Science
  • Phys Education courses
  • All stages/internships to proceed as scheduled.

 

Virtual-Delivery (synchronous delivery required):

All program classes:

  • Arts, Litterature and Communication
  • Liberal Arts
  • Social Science
  • Spring Board
  • English
  • French
  • Humanities

 

Zoom classrooms will be integrated into Lea through Omnivox for the coming week for those classes designated for virtual delivery. This information will appear in the student schedule automatically and be changed back to classroom numbers at the end of the next. All classes would be expected to resume fully in-person on January 24th.

 

We also want to share that we are extending the deadline to change your schedule to January 28th. The deadline to drop a course remains on February 14th for all classes.

 

Once again, we are facing a challenging time as a College community as we navigate this wave of the pandemic. We are all called up to remain flexible, adaptable and understanding as we move into the winter semester. As no doubt we all do, I look forward to a time in the near future when our College communications cease to make regular reference to Covid-19.

 

Do take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

 

Sincerely,

 

Nancy Beattie, Director

 

 


 

UPDATE – December 20, 2021

 

Effective as of 5 p.m. today, the College will be closed to the public and remote work instituted for all but a few essential teams at the College, as per the governmental directive issued this afternoon. Employees are invited to check their emails for more details on remote working and access to the Champlain Building.

 

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

 


 

UPDATE – December 9, 2021

 

Dear Champlain Community,

 

This week we have been informed of three positive COVID-19 cases in the Champlain College Lennoxville community. These cases appear to be unrelated but this serves as a strong reminder that COVID-19 is very present in the community.

 

Please continue to correctly wear a surgical mask when circulating throughout the campus buildings, wash your hands regularly and respect physical distancing. We want our community to enjoy the holidays with their loved ones and relax during this well-deserved break.

 

If you develop COVID-like symptoms, get tested right away and stay home until you receive a negative test result. If you are unsure of whether to get tested, the COVID-19 self-assessment tool can be found here.

 

Take care of yourself and others.

 


UPDATE – November 15, 2021

 

Dear Champlain Community,

 

Over the weekend, Public Health has confirmed a positive case of Covid-19 within the Champlain community. All necessary prevention and mitigation measures were and remain in place. This serves as a reminder that COVID-19 is still very much in our community, and the number of new cases is rising.

 

Please continue to correctly wear a surgical mask when circulating the campus buildings, wash your hands regularly and respect physical distancing. If you develop COVID-like symptoms, get tested right away and stay home until you receive a negative test result. If you are unsure if you should get tested, the COVID-19 self-assessment tool can 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

 

Take care of yourself and others. 

 


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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