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This page was updated on May 26, 2022.

Our Ease-Back Plan

The health and safety of the college community continue to be our top priorities. After consulting with the Chief Public Health Office and analyzing available information, the following updates have been made to the college’s COVID-19 Response Plan and are effective immediately:

  • Our masking protocols at all Holland College locations are shifting from mandatory to encouraged.
  • The mandatory vaccination policy for students and employees is now paused.
  • We continue to encourage all students and employees to stay current with their COVID-19 vaccinations.  To arrange an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination please contact our Nurse Practitioner, Tammy Smith, by phone at 902-566-9392, or by sending an email to npclinic@hollandcollege.com
  • We will continue to work closely with the Chief Public Health Office and will revisit our COVID procedures as required.

All exterior doors are locked at all times and are only accessible via controlled access to approved students, employees, and individuals using the Holl Pass proximity card system. To find out how to obtain or activate a Holl Pass click here.


External groups applying to use Holland College facilities must complete an External Group Application form. To download the form click here.



If any staff or students are feeling anxious about COVID-19, we encourage them to speak to a counselor or contact a health care professional. Holland College has a number of supports for students through Student Services, including counselling: counselling@hollandcollege.com and the Student Services office at recruitment@hollandcollege.com or 1-800-465-2777.

Holland College students can also access in-person or phone based counselling services 24/7 through the Aspiria Assistance Program at 1-877-234-5327.  We encourage you to use these resources if you have concerns. Staff and faculty should contact the college's Employee Assistance Program by visiting https://www.workhealthlife.com/or calling 1-844-880-9142.

If you are a student and you have specific questions about COVID-19, please use this email address to contact our Student Experience Team: student-inquiries@hollandcollege.com.  The team will do their best to respond in a timely manner.

If you are a staff member with questions, please email staff-inquiries@hollandcollege.com.

We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as required.

Download the HC Safe app for the most up-to-date information. The app integrates the college's emergency, closure, and security systems, providing users with up-to-the-minute notifications in the event of an emergency or a closure at a Holland College location. The HC Safe app is available free of charge in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

If you are concerned that you may have been exposed to, or may be experiencing symptoms of, Covid-19, please call 811 for assessment information.

If you have questions about the coronavirus, call the provincial hotline: 1-800-958-6400. You will be asked to leave a message, and someone from the chief public health office will return your call within 24 hours.