Visit this comprehensive overview of Frequently Asked Questions from our current students.
Find answers to our COVID-19 protocols on campus below.
If I’m sick, what do I do?
If you are sick, you must notify your academic advisor, who then notifies their supervisor within NBCCD administration. If a faculty or staff member is sick, they must notify their supervisor.
You must return home, call 811 Telecare, and schedule a PCR COVID-19 test.
You must self-isolate and inform your instructor/supervisor of your symptoms.
If a faculty or staff member is sick, they may work from home or use sick days.
If I’m sick, how do I get tested?
Self-isolate and call 811 to get scheduled for a test.
If several people in a class are experiencing symptoms, the Director will communicate the situation with Public Health and assist with testing options.
If many people need to be tested, the College will communicate with the City of Fredericton regarding the possibility of setting up a COVID-19 PCR testing tent in the courtyard.
What happens if there are multiple confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a program?
Close contacts would be contacted by administration and instructed to self-monitor for 14 days, and isolate and get tested at the sign of any symptom
If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, contact tracing will be initiated and reports will be reviewed, focusing on the areas the individual visited recently. If the area is specific, that area will undergo a detailed cleaning, courtesy of DTI. If the infected individual visited multiple locations on campus, the affected buildings will be closed for cleaning and the duration will be determined by Public Health.
Who is responsible for communicating a case/outbreak?
The Manager of Finance and Administration will notify Public Health if there is an outbreak of COVID-19 on campus.
The Manager of Finance and Administration and the Director will communicate with Public Health during an outbreak on campus.
The Director will communicate with the College community, including staff, students, and department heads/employers, in the case of an outbreak on campus.
The outbreak response team will include NBCCD’s Health and Safety Committee and the senior management team.
What if I am a close contact and wish to go home while continuing my studies?
This would have to be done in consultation with Public Health (who makes the decisions on isolation requirements) but the College can have stipulations about their requirements via a structured process. In general, if sick, we want you home. If not, you are welcome on campus, but we invite you to discuss with your academic advisor who will communicate with their supervisor to see if alternative arrangements are possible.
If a student is symptomatic and the instructor informs administration, the decision can be made by the Academic Dean or anyone on the senior management team for the student to remain at home and self-monitor.
If a student is symptomatic and has symptoms which last longer than a couple of days, they should contact 811 and be tested for COVID-19.