The well-being of the campus community is our highest priority. Medicine Hat College is monitoring this situation closely and working across college departments on contingency plans to support students and employees. We continue to act on public health restrictions introduced by the Alberta Government.
It is important that Medicine Hat College students and employees check their college email accounts on a regular basis as important information will be shared through this tool. Details from those updates will posted on this web page.
Update: Wednesday, April 1
Please note the following changes to college services:
- The Bookstore is now closed, but service is still available to students and employees via phone or email. Contact Lisa at 403.529.3816 or email@example.com for more information.
- The duplicating office is now closed, but service is still available to students and employees via phone or email. Contact Lisa at 403.529.3816 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Common Grounds at the Medicine Hat campus is also closed until further notice.
Sunday, March 29
As we prepare to start another week in our new operating environment, Medicine Hat College will remain accessible to students and employees only, with core services still available. We continue to follow the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta.
Access to our college campuses remains restricted to the following entrances. Please carry your college ID at all times.
- Medicine Hat campus: Main front entrance (near the bookstore and security desk)
- Brooks Campus: Northeast entrance (near the tennis courts and cafeteria)
New social distancing measures were announced by the government over the weekend that restrict gatherings of more than 15 people. The college will enforce this measure. We also strongly encourage virtual alternatives to face-to-face meetings or group work for both staff and students, such as conference calls or WebEx meetings. If it is necessary to connect face-to-face, for your own safety and the safety of others, adhere to the social distancing guidelines implemented by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Thank you for your continued support of these efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Summary of Current Situation
- Course delivery resumed on Monday, Mar. 23 via alternate delivery methods.
- In-person final exams are cancelled. Students should connect with their instructor for alternate exam details.
- The Academic Resources Centre has suspended all testing and appointment bookings until further notice. Learn more...
- Spring semester courses will proceed via alternate delivery methods. Registered students and faculty will receive more information next week.
- All trades programming has been cancelled until the end of June 2020.
- Continuing studies courses have been cancelled until further notice.
Supports and Resources:
- MHC's counselling team is available for student sessions via telephone and Skype. Please call 403.529.3819 to make an appointment, or visit our website for COVID-related resources to help with depression and anxiety.
- If you are an international student experiencing challenges related to COVID-19, please connect with Lulu Guan at email@example.com for support.
- City of Medicine Hat (Community Resources): "https://www.medicinehat.ca/what-s-new/covid-19-community-resources
- Province of Alberta (Help in Tough Times): https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/amh/Page16759.aspx
COVID-19 in Alberta
For the latest provincial updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Alberta Government website.
If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811. For information about self-isolation, please visit Alberta Health Services (AHS).
Maintaining a healthy campus
Medicine Hat College continues to monitor the situation daily based on information and recommendations from AHS. The college community in reminded to practice good hygiene to help protect themselves and others against coronavirus and all respiratory illnesses.
Good hygiene practices include:
- coughing into your elbow or shoulder
- avoiding contact with your face
- sanitizing high touch areas of your workspace, vehicle and home
- staying at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
- contacting your primary health provider or 811 Health Link if you have questions or concerns about your health
Please visit the Alberta Health Services website for more information about COVID-19 and watch your college email for additional updates.
Public Health Resources
How does social distancing work?:
Proper Handwashing Technique: