I wanted to provide you with some additional details around access to campus, student services, operating hours, etc. As you know, the country’s response to COVID-19 is very fluid, and we continue to adjust and put into place additional measures for the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and employees.
With this in mind, our campuses are closed, with limited access to designated employees, students and contractors. We have further limited the number of staff onsite moving forward, and those employees that are able to work from home will continue to do so. Students and staff are encouraged not to come onto campus.
Changes to Hours of Operation:
As of tomorrow (Wednesday), access to the College will be through the main entrance only, and operating hours will be reduced to 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As of 4 p.m. Friday, the campus will be closed for the weekend through until 9 a.m. Monday morning. As we do with holiday access, please advise your supervisor of your need to be on campus, and check-in with Security.
Access to Student Services:
Labs have been reconfigured for social distancing. Those available for student use include program-specific labs – 3501, 3502, 4084, 4042, 4076, 4077, and 1640, as well as open access labs 2640 and 2646.
Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Student Services
The on-campus office of the Wabnode Centre for Indigenous Student Services is closed. For assistance, contact Ron Sarazin, Wabnode, Director, at Ron.firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-561-4539 if needed.
Student Food Bank
The Student Food Bank remains available from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room 1164 (Cambrian Student Council Office) Monday to Friday. If students have questions regarding the Food Bank they can direct them to 705-566-8101 ext. 7525.
Accessibility services are available by emailing email@example.com
Counselling is available remotely by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other options include:
- Realcampus.ca – 1-877-390-7325 or at email@example.com
- Good2Talk – 1-866-925-5454
- HSN Crisis Intervention Program – (705) 675-4760 , 127 Cedar Street, Sudbury
You can access most services of the Enrolment Centre through the myCambrian portal. You can also contact the Centre via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the main office number at 705-566-8101 ext. 3003.
As of 4 p.m. today our library will be closed. Most library services are available through the library website, https:cambriancollege.libguides.com/libraryhomepage and live-chat is available.
Our Student Residence remains open for all students – domestic and international – who wish to stay. No guests will be permitted.
Wednesday, March 18, the cafeteria will be closed to staff, but remain available to on-campus residents only, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for take-out only. As of Thursday, the cafeteria will be closed, and we have a plan in place with our Residence to support those students requiring meal options. We encourage those on campus to not eat in groups, as we continue to follow best practices in social distancing.
As a reminder, we encourage you to follow best practices in infection control and social distancing at all times, including:
- Avoid contact with other people and crowds where possible.
- Minimize as much as possible public outings to those that are necessary
- Try to maintain a distance of 2 metres from the person next to you
- Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap and/or hand sanitizer
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm
- Stay home if you are sick, and/or avoid other sick people
- If you think you may have COVID-19 (fever, persistent cough, difficulty breathing), contact your local public health authority for direction. Also call ahead before you plan any visit to a physician’s office, clinic, or hospital.
As well, please be advised that each university and college is reacting and implementing policies based on their unique situation. There are many individual factors to consider such as geography, proximity to outbreaks and vulnerable populations. We are monitoring and considering the actions and best practices of our colleagues, but our focus is on what is appropriate for Cambrian College and that staff, faculty and students that make up our college family.
We will continue to provide you with updates on any of our COVID-19 contingency plans, through myCambrian, social media and www.cambriancollege.ca/covid.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Let us continue to support each other and work together to safeguard the health of the entire Cambrian community.