In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation, Holland College has made further decisions based on the advice of the Chief Public Health Officer.
Effective immediately, the college has moved to essential services delivery until further notice. Managers and supervisors have been in contact with their staff to determine which employees are deemed essential. Non-essential staff will be allowed access to college buildings until 5 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, and will work remotely.
College residences remain open at this time. The Centre for Community Engagement (CCE) is now closed until further notice.
Holland College has temporarily suspended all on the job training placements, including clinicals and practicums, until further notice, effective at the end of today, Tuesday, March 17.
The day that distance delivery of courses will commence has been changed from Monday, March 23 to Wednesday, March 25.
“These important decisions have been made out of concern for the health and safety of our students and our community,” said Holland College President Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald. “Our senior management team meets daily to deal with issues as they arise and will continue to provide updates as required. On behalf of the team, I would like to thank everyone in the Holland College community for their cooperation and understanding during this time.”
The college’s COVID-19 information page has links to the World Health Organization website as well as federal and provincial websites, and describes what precautionary measures the college is taking. The page also contains a link to a question and answer page. For more information, visit hollandcollege.com.
For more information about this release, please contact:
Sara Underwood, Media and Communications Officer
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020