On November 24, 2020 the Government of Alberta issued a state of public health emergency. Mountain View County and the Town of Olds remain on the enhanced watch list. As a result, many new measures have been put in place that we must follow, including:

To see the full list of enhanced measures please visit the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 mandatory measures webpage

Olds College currently has zero active COVID-19 cases within our campus community. With respect to Alberta’s post-secondary system, Alberta’s government, under the guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is not recommending further measures or restrictions on our institutions at this time. Therefore, classes will continue to be delivered via the existing method for the remainder of the fall term.  

All Olds College employees who can work from home should do so. All Olds College supervisors are asked to assess their teams and where possible have employees work from home. 

Updated Mask Directive: Non-medical masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory for all on-campus indoor public spaces, including classrooms, hallways, washrooms and other common-use spaces. Masks are not mandatory if you are working alone in an office or cubicle or where a barrier is in place. Masks must be worn outside if social distancing protocols can not be met. This change is effective immediately.

Students and staff coming onto campus are required to complete the Returning to Campus Orientation, along with a one-time re-entry health screening form. Every day prior to entering campus, students and staff must complete the daily health assessment using the Olds College Alert App

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.


Updated Travel & Meeting Restrictions


Olds College Confirmed Cases Dashboard

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: 0Campus Exposure *0
Recovered Cases: 2

* COVID-19 positive cases Campus Exposure

A confirmed positive COVID-19 case in a building means that an individual either worked, attended class or otherwise spent a significant amount of time in this building. One case might span more than one building.

The following actions are taken when there are positive cases on campus :

  1. Areas occupied by the individual during infectious period are contained, cleaned and disinfected
  2. Contact tracing is conducted by AHS with support from the College and anyone determined to be a close contact of the individual is contacted by AHS and instructed to isolate. Risk to others present or working in the zones is considered very low

Please refer to exposure criteria established by Alberta Health, for more information on “close contacts”.

Individuals on campus should take precautions in all spaces, and work under the assumption that an infection is possible. Please continue to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID while inside and outside of the workplace. This means taking steps to protect yourself and others by practicing good hygiene, physical distancing and monitoring for symptoms.


COVID-19 procedures at Olds College 

All buildings on campus are open with restricted hours to Olds College students and staff (see below). Social distancing signage and engineering controls have been put in place, along with hand sanitizer stations.


Building Hours Effective Sept. 8


Visitors to Campus

When possible we encourage all meetings to happen virtually. If a visitor or guest is required to come to campus they must:


Winter 2021 Classes

While classes will continue to look a little different for the winter 2021 term, the Olds College team is working hard to create experiential learning opportunities for our students.

For winter 2021, classes will be offered predominantly in a remote learning environment with some exceptions. All programs have gone through an academic delivery model review to determine the most appropriate delivery method, this includes:

Emails were sent out to students registered for winter 2021 classes. All emails were sent out by Nov. 6, 2020. If you are an Olds College student and you do not receive an email about class delivery for the winter term, please email info@oldscollege.ca or call 1.800.661.6537.

 

COVID-19 Updates: FULL DETAILS

Update 26: November 25, 2020

On November 24, 2020 the Government of Alberta issued a state of public health emergency. Mountain View County and the Town of Olds remain on the enhanced watch list. As a result, many new measures have been put in place that we must follow, including:

  • no indoor social and family gatherings are permitted in any setting (private homes, public spaces or workspaces)

    • Indoor close contacts must be limited to people in the same household

    • People who live alone can have up to the same two non-household contacts for the duration of the restriction.  

  • no more than 10 people for outside social gatherings, and 

  • employees working from home where possible. 

To see the full list of enhanced measures please visit the Government of Alberta’s COVID-19 mandatory measures webpage

Olds College currently has zero active COVID-19 cases within our campus community. With respect to Alberta’s post-secondary system, Alberta’s government, under the guidance from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is not recommending further measures or restrictions on our institutions at this time. Therefore, classes will continue to be delivered via the existing method for the remainder of the fall term.  

All Olds College employees who can work from home should do so. All Olds College supervisors are asked to assess their teams and where possible have employees work from home. 

Updated Mask Directive: Non-medical masks or face coverings that cover the mouth and nose are mandatory for all on-campus indoor public spaces, including classrooms, hallways, washrooms and other common-use spaces. Masks are not mandatory if you are working alone in an office or cubicle or where a barrier is in place. Masks must be worn outside if social distancing protocols can not be met. This change is effective immediately.

Students and staff coming onto campus are required to complete the Returning to Campus Orientation, along with a one-time re-entry health screening form. Every day prior to entering campus, students and staff must complete the daily health assessment using the Olds College Alert App

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.


Updated Travel & Meeting Restrictions

  • Olds College employees are advised when possible to meet over the phone (conference) or electronic web meetings, etc.

  • Meeting with external partners in-person should only occur for meetings that are deemed essential to College operations. It is important that these meetings be held virtually, if possible. If in-person is required masks must be worn and social distance protocols must be followed. 

  • Olds College business related travel, outside of Canada, is not permitted. 

  • Olds College business related travel, outside of Alberta, is not permitted.    

  • Olds College travel related to professional development is not permitted.  

  • Any Olds College employee choosing to travel outside of Canada for personal reasons is required to self isolate as per Provincial guidelines and work from home.  If working from home is not approved, this period of self isolation will have to be taken as vacation days. 

  • Students travelling outside of Canada must follow all self isolation requirements and other protocols of the Government of Alberta Travel Restrictions. 


Olds College Confirmed Cases Dashboard

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: 0Campus Exposure *0
Recovered Cases: 2

* COVID-19 positive cases Campus Exposure

A confirmed positive COVID-19 case in a building means that an individual either worked, attended class or otherwise spent a significant amount of time in this building. One case might span more than one building.

The following actions are taken when there are positive cases on campus :

  1. Areas occupied by the individual during infectious period are contained, cleaned and disinfected
  2. Contact tracing is conducted by AHS with support from the College and anyone determined to be a close contact of the individual is contacted by AHS and instructed to isolate. Risk to others present or working in the zones is considered very low

Please refer to exposure criteria established by Alberta Health, for more information on “close contacts”.

Individuals on campus should take precautions in all spaces, and work under the assumption that an infection is possible. Please continue to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID while inside and outside of the workplace. This means taking steps to protect yourself and others by practicing good hygiene, physical distancing and monitoring for symptoms.


COVID-19 procedures at Olds College 

All buildings on campus are open with restricted hours to Olds College students and staff (see below). Social distancing signage and engineering controls have been put in place, along with hand sanitizer stations.


Building Hours Effective Sept. 8

  • Learning Commons: Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Campus Store: Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Office of the Registrar: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Health & Wellness Centre: Monday to Friday 8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Elements Dining Hall:

    • Monday to Friday: 6:30 - 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    • Saturday and Sunday: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

  • CLC Fitness Centre:

    • Monday to Friday (by appointment only): 5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

    • Saturday and Sunday (by appointment only): 6 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • Olds College Brewery: Thursday to Saturday noon - 6 p.m.

  • Retail Meat Store: Monday to Friday noon - 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • The Hive: Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.


Visitors to Campus

When possible we encourage all meetings to happen virtually. If a visitor or guest is required to come to campus they must:

  • Sign in at one of the eight designated locations:

    • Office of the Registrar,

    • Campus Security,

    • Human Resources,

    • Office of the Executive,

    • Campus Facilities,

    • Smart Agriculture Innovation Center,

    • The Development Office, or

    • The Learning Commons.

  • Attest to completing the Alberta Health Services Self-Assessment

  • Wear a mask


Winter 2021 Classes

While classes will continue to look a little different for the winter 2021 term, the Olds College team is working hard to create experiential learning opportunities for our students.

For winter 2021, classes will be offered predominantly in a remote learning environment with some exceptions. All programs have gone through an academic delivery model review to determine the most appropriate delivery method, this includes:

  • Remote delivery - classes and labs will be held virtually.
  • On-Campus - classes and labs will be in-person and on-campus, while adhering to social distancing and safety protocols.
  • Remote with required/mandatory in-person, on-campus labs - classes held virtually with mandatory on-campus, in-person labs to allow for hands-on learning.

Emails were sent out to students registered for winter 2021 classes. All emails were sent out by Nov. 6, 2020. If you are an Olds College student and you do not receive an email about class delivery for the winter term, please email info@oldscollege.ca or call 1.800.661.6537.