COVID-19 Update
 

COVID-19 Update

Good Friday afternoon Community,

We are coming back in person! You may have seen the recent announcement from the Quebec government that universities in Canada are permitted to return to regular in-person instruction. We are excited to welcome you all back to our beautiful campus. You may already be registered in your classes, if you have not yet done so, registration is open and you can find instructions here.

Quebec government vaccine passports: The Quebec government will soon announce details about the vaccine passport they will be implementing. We do not yet know exactly what activities will be covered by the vaccine passport, but the government has indicated that proof of vaccine may be needed to access restaurants, bars, gyms and to participate in competitive sports. We will share information about the Quebec Vaccine passport as soon as it becomes available.

It will take all of us to create a safe environment here in our BUbble. The best way of protecting our community is for all of us to get vaccinated. Vaccines are free and available to all, including international students and those who may have received vaccines that are not recognized by Public Health Canada.

While we expect public health guidelines to change through the year, we are planning to start the semester with a mask requirement to minimize the risk of outbreaks. We expect that students will need to wear their masks inside buildings for the time being, including during class. We understand that this may be less comfortable for you than you had hoped, but until we know the proportion of our campus community who are vaccinated, we will need to decrease the risk of spread. This cautious approach will help us keep our campus as healthy and open as possible.

We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Sincerely,

Stine

Stine Linden-Andersen, Ph.D.

Chair of Bishop’s University COVID-19 Task Force

Dean of Student Affairs