May 5, 2021 COVID-19 Update

On May 4, the Government of Alberta announced new mandatory health restrictions for all Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers in municipalities with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and with 30 or more active cases. 

According to the Alberta Health Services dashboard, as of May 4 the Town of Olds currently has 120 active cases and a 965.2 active case rate per 100k; Mountain View County currently has 82 active cases and a 355.5 active case rate per 100k making us a high risk region that must follow the new mandatory restrictions.

The government has stated that the new restrictions will be in place for at least three weeks. 

Classes moved to online

Effective May 5, the province has stated that all post-secondary learning must shift to online learning only. Students will receive communication from their Associate Dean, Dean or Instructor on next steps in moving to online. Currently, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) does not fall under this category of in-person classes and can continue. If WIL students have any questions please contact your Associate Dean.

Campus Housing 

Campus housing remains open for student occupants. Guests are currently not permitted.

Social Gatherings and Services on Campus 

To see the full list of measures please visit the alberta.ca/stopthespike.

Workplace Rules

Mandatory work from home measures are still in place unless the College determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness. College people managers are working with the Emergency Operations Team to determine what positions need to continue to work on campus.

Staff who are required to be on campus for operational effectiveness MUST fill out the daily health assessment using the Olds College Alert App every day prior to arrival at work. 

To see the full list of measures please visit thealberta.ca/stopthespike.  

Masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory in all indoor spaces, and outside if social distancing can not be maintained. Masks are not mandatory if you are working alone in an office or cubicle.  


Anyone feeling unwell should stay home and call Health Link 811 or fill out the AHS COVID-19 Self Assessment tool Any student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition should fill out the Student Isolation Registration form. Employees should notify their managers. 

Olds College Confirmed Cases Dashboard - Updated May 12, 2021

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.

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 (as reported to Olds College)
Confirmed Active Cases: 3
*Campus Exposure

3

No Campus Exposure

Recovered cases: 52

* COVID-19 positive cases Campus Exposure


Fall 2021 Return to Campus

On March 18, 2021 the Government of Alberta issued a statement encouraging Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to prepare for a full return to campus for fall 2021. Over the coming weeks the College’s Emergency Operations Team (EOT) will work with the College Leadership Team to create a fall 2021 return to campus plan that meets the safety requirements set out by Alberta Health Services and Advanced Education. More details on the fall return to campus will be released as they are available.

COVID-19 Updates: FULL DETAILS

Update 35: May 5, 2021

On May 4, the Government of Alberta announced new mandatory health restrictions for all Albertans, businesses, organizations and service providers in municipalities with more than 50 cases per 100,000 people and with 30 or more active cases. 

According to the Alberta Health Services dashboard, as of May 4 the Town of Olds currently has 120 active cases and a 965.2 active case rate per 100k; Mountain View County currently has 82 active cases and a 355.5 active case rate per 100k making us a high risk region that must follow the new mandatory restrictions.

The government has stated that the new restrictions will be in place for at least three weeks. 

Classes moved to online

Effective May 5, the province has stated that all post-secondary learning must shift to online learning only. Students will receive communication from their Associate Dean, Dean or Instructor on next steps in moving to online. Currently, Work Integrated Learning (WIL) does not fall under this category of in-person classes and can continue. If WIL students have any questions please contact your Associate Dean.

Campus Housing 

Campus housing remains open for student occupants. Guests are currently not permitted.

Social Gatherings and Services on Campus 

  • No indoor social gatherings are permitted in any setting (campus housing, public spaces or workspaces).

    • Lunchrooms and student lounges (including the Hive) on campus will remain closed.

    • No in-person meetings are permitted. 

  • Outdoor social gatherings can have up to five people and a maximum of two household cohorts, physical distancing must be maintained or masks must be worn.

  • Dining on campus is available for takeout only; in-person dining service remains closed.

  • CLC Fitness Centre is closed.

    • The Outdoor Centre (equipment rental business) remains open. Hours and booking process will be posted on the CLC website.
  • Learning Commons social space is closed; staff are available to offer services through a virtual format.

  • Indoor campus spaces are closed to visitors with the exception of our retail meat store, Olds College Brewery, Greenhouse, and the Campus Store. Retail locations will allow a maximum of 10% occupancy.

  • In-person health and wellness programs are closed.

To see the full list of measures please visit the alberta.ca/stopthespike.

Workplace Rules

Mandatory work from home measures are still in place unless the College determines that work requires a physical presence for operational effectiveness. College people managers are working with the Emergency Operations Team to determine what positions need to continue to work on campus.

Staff who are required to be on campus for operational effectiveness MUST fill out the daily health assessment using the Olds College Alert App every day prior to arrival at work. 

To see the full list of measures please visit thealberta.ca/stopthespike.  

Masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory in all indoor spaces, and outside if social distancing can not be maintained. Masks are not mandatory if you are working alone in an office or cubicle.  


Anyone feeling unwell should stay home and call Health Link 811 or fill out the AHS COVID-19 Self Assessment tool Any student who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 that are not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition should fill out the Student Isolation Registration form. Employees should notify their managers. 

Olds College Confirmed Cases Dashboard - Updated May 12, 2021

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.

Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 (as reported to Olds College)
Confirmed Active Cases: 3
*Campus Exposure

3

No Campus Exposure

Recovered cases: 52

* COVID-19 positive cases Campus Exposure


Fall 2021 Return to Campus

On March 18, 2021 the Government of Alberta issued a statement encouraging Alberta’s post-secondary institutions to prepare for a full return to campus for fall 2021. Over the coming weeks the College’s Emergency Operations Team (EOT) will work with the College Leadership Team to create a fall 2021 return to campus plan that meets the safety requirements set out by Alberta Health Services and Advanced Education. More details on the fall return to campus will be released as they are available.