The College’s management is closely monitoring the developments in the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)
During a press conference on April 6, 2021, Premier François Legault announced a tightening of health measures to combat COVID-19 variants, which are more transmissible and potentially more deadly.
In addition to these measures, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) now recommends that masks be worn at workplaces at all times. This also applies to Cégep Marie-Victorin. As of now, anyone in an open space with other people present for work, teaching or training, or for any other activity must wear a mask at all times, even when keeping a 2-metre distance from others.
During a press conference on April 8, 2021, Mr. Legault introduced new restrictions in red zones, including Montreal, that affected the educational sector in particular.
On Thursday, April 8, the Minister of Higher Education held a conference call with general managers of cégeps to talk about the tighter restrictions that apply specifically to cégeps. All new measures implemented in February, which gave students greater access to the Cégep, were suspended, including access to facilities for teamwork in groups of 6 people or less and the holding of in-person sports and sociocultural activities. Individuals who wish to work on their own, however, can continue to reserve rooms and workshops, until 6 p.m. due to the 8 p.m. curfew.
With respect to teaching, classes will be given primarily online while allowing in-room teaching or testing when the subject taught requires it.
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that the public follow certain rules to limit the spread of the pandemic. In this sense, the Management is concerned about complying with the directives of the Direction générale de la santé publique du Québec, which are updated regularly.
For more information on the COVID-19 situation in Quebec, please visit the following website: Québec.ca/coronavirus.
You can also consult the Self-Care Guide for Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) to help you make the best possible decisions during the pandemic.
The first form of prevention against COVID-19 is hand washing.
We also recommend that you follow the Public Health Agency of Canada's guidelines to reduce the risk of infection or spread. Also, various preventive measures have been put in place at the College.
Decision-making processes for staff and the student community - COVID-19
Here are three decision-making scenarios that have been developed in the context of the pandemic in order to identify the steps to be taken in the following cases:
- a person who has been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
- a person who has symptoms related to COVID-19
- a person who tested positive for COVID-19
- a person returning from a stay abroad
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