This page was last updated on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
Holland College continues to monitor developments about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
We know that you have lots of questions, and we will try to provide you with as many answers as we can at this time on our Closure and Program Delivery Q & A page.
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.
College residences remain open at this time. Students living in residences who would like to return home are encouraged to do so, if it is possible.
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.
Alternate delivery of courses will commence on Wednesday, March 25. Students should check their email for directions from their instructors. These alternate delivery methods (primarily distance). These alternate delivery methods will be in place for the remainder of the term.
The Holland College Early Years Centre is closed in accordance with the instructions of the Chief Public Health Officer and Province of PEI. The Culinary Institute of Canada’s food services: The Dining Room, The Marché, and The Grab & Go, are closed for the remainder of the term.
Holland College special events have been cancelled or postponed.
The World Health Organization website provides information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Visit this page for daily updates.
The Chief Public Health Officer is advising individuals to self-isolate for 14 days following all out of province travel. If you had international travel prior to March 8th you should continue to monitor for symptoms for the 14 day period. During this period if you have symptoms call 8-1-1 for further instruction.
Public health risk is continually reassessed and updated as new information becomes available.
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.
The best defense against COVID-19 is to practice routine prevention measures.
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.