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COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information

We are committed to the health and safety of our campus community, we have created a COVID-19 Dashboard that includes the latest details about confirmed cases among our students, faculty and staff who are working and studying on-campus.

Latest Update

  • Posted February 28, 2022 at 01:42 PM

    The health and safety of the campus community remains our first priority. On Feb. 26, 2022 the Government of Alberta announced the province would move into step two, of a three-step approach to lift provincial health measures, effective March 1, 2022. Olds College will continue to follow the guidance provided by Alberta Health Services to provide a safe learning and working environment for our campus community.

    Effective March 1, 2022: 

    • Classes moved back to the original delivery format they were designed for (effective on Feb 22, 2022).  

    • Olds College will move from mandatory masks to optional masks for all indoor public spaces. 

    • Capacity on all large venues and entertainment venues lifted.

    • Indoor and outdoor social gathering limits lifted.

    • Mandatory work-from-home requirements lifted. We encourage staff to continue to meet virtually, where possible, until March 25, 2022. 

    • Proof of Vaccination Program no longer in effect (was lifted on Feb. 14, 2022). 

    Social Distancing

    Social distancing is no longer mandated by a health order although it is important to remember this practice remains an effective measure for reducing your exposure to potential illnesses, we continue to encourage everyone to keep this in mind.

    If you are sick, stay home.

    It is imperative that if you are showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or are asymptomatic but tested positive on a rapid test, that you do not come to campus and follow the Alberta Health Services isolation and quarantine guidelines. Employees are asked to notify their supervisor immediately if they feel unwell.  Students are asked to continue to fill out the Student Isolation Form if they are experiencing symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. 

    Vaccine appointments can also be made online through Alberta Health Services. ...more

Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Are masks still mandatory?

Effective March 1, 2022 masks are optional for all indoor public spaces.

What other measures are Olds College taking to ensure a safe campus?

Enhanced sanitation protocols, previously instituted, will continue. In addition the Facilities Maintenance team has installed enhanced air filtration (MERV 14) to all building mechanical systems.

Olds College Campus & Community

Can I attend campus if I am sick but vaccinated?

If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have received a positive COVID-19 test result, you are required to follow Alberta Health isolation regulations and guidelines.

I have specific questions about the vaccine and if it’s the right choice for me, who should I talk to?

Please visit Alberta Health Services for all up to date information.

Olds College Students

Do I need to be vaccinated to play on a Bronco’s sports team?

No, however players must follow the hosting school’s COVID-19 protocols when playing away games, which may include a POV program depending on the school.

Olds College Employees

Are there any travel restrictions?

Olds College employees are permitted to travel for professional development purposes as long as they are compliant with all Provincial and Federal travel restrictions.

Archived Information

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