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This page was updated on Monday, July 12, 2021.

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 3, click here.

Phase 4 of the Ease-Back Plan will come into effect August 16, 2021. To review Phase 4, click here. View an orientation presentation for Phase 4 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.

For information about Holland College's COVID-19 on site procedures click here.

To find out how to obtain or activate a Holl Pass click here.

Self-Isolation Requirements for Out of Province Students

Students coming from outside of Prince Edward Island must self-isolate for 14 days, and must apply to the provincial government for travel approval; students will need to provide proof of enrollment at Holland College along with proof of accommodation for entry into P.E.I.

COVID-19 Student Financial Supports

To be eligible for any provincial supports for students impacted by COVID-19, a student must be residing in Prince Edward Island. There is help available to students that are from out-of-province, including international students who are living on PEI. Find out more here.


The World Health Organization website provides information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19. Visit this page for daily updates.

Visit the PEI Government and Government of Canada websites for updates from the Chief Public Health Office of Prince Edward Island and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Other steps Holland College has taken

  • Holland College already has a stringent cleaning protocol for all spaces; however, the college has increased disinfecting efforts to multiple times per day specifically to high frequency touch areas such stair rails, doorknobs, door surfaces, countertops, and other areas.
  • We have formed a COVID-19 Response Committee, which meets on a regular basis and updates staff and students as required.
  • We are in close contact with the Province’s Chief Public Health Officer, who will keep us apprised of any updates to the situation.

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 International office: international@hollandcollege.com or 902-566-9377.

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.

How you can prepare

Follow the advice of the province's Chief Public Health Officer.

The best defense against COVID-19 is to practice routine prevention measures.

  • Maintain good social hygiene, including physical distancing.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Click here for more information
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, eyes.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: routinely clean frequently touched surfaces (for example tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks and cell phones).
  • Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • If you are planning to travel, or have questions regarding travel, please consult the latest public health advice here.

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.