This page was updated on January 14, 2022.
College staff are working closely with the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO) on protocols and procedures to ensure that our academic year continues to move forward safely.
The CPHO has enhanced public health measures to limit transmission of the COVID virus. These measures include the requirement to maintain physical distancing of two metres. As a result, our programming for the winter semester will be delivered in a blended modality with the intention to resume face to face program delivery when the two-metre physical distancing requirement is lifted. This approach will enable students to be on site at Holland College locations for selected learning activities. While our programs determine which learning activities can take place in person, programs will continue with online delivery of classes next week. Instructors will contact students directly next week to let them know when on site activities will resume for their programs.
The college remains open for students to access spaces like libraries and fitness facilities, and resources including the Student Experience support team, who will gladly meet with students in person or virtually to assist learning. This includes Counseling, Academic Support, First Year Advising, and Admissions Advisors. Students can access the Student Help Centre here.
When on site, all students, faculty, and staff are required to wear masks in all indoor areas including classrooms. To support the CPHO’s recommendation of the use of a 3-layer mask, the College has secured a limited supply, which will be distributed across the college for students, faculty, and staff.
Additionally, the CPHO recommends that everyone receives a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Holland College’s Health Clinic is offering vaccinations to students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses and children over 12. To book an appointment, e-mail email@example.com and provide your contact information.
For the foreseeable future, staff are encouraged to work remotely where operationally feasible.
Students returning to PEI or coming from outside the province will be required to self-isolate until they have a negative test on Day 4 after arrival in PEI. For more information visit this page.
Holland College's Ease-Back Plan has been modified to reflect changes in mask requirements issued by the Chief Public Health Office. To review the current Ease-Back Plan, which is Phase 4 (revision 7), click here.
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. This is to allow for improved contact tracing and to assist in limiting density on our campus locations.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and the Student Services office at email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will do their best to respond in a timely manner.
If you are a staff member with questions, please email email@example.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.