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COVID-19 protocols & notices

Community Notices

Message from NBCCD Director Carrie Nolan — Public Exposure at NBCCD

December 10, 2021

Message to the Community:

NBCCD has just been informed of a positive COVID-19 case in our campus community.

The individual is self-isolating and fully vaccinated. Close contacts of the individual have been notified and are following Public Health guidance.

Our campus will undergo meticulous sanitation measures. Public Health has provided the following guidelines for fully-vaccinated community members:

  • Self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 until December 17, 2021.
  • If any COVID-19 symptoms develop, book a test either online or by calling 811.

Community members who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated should get a PCR test.

Public Health guidelines can be found here.

As stated below, with safety as our top priority, please continue to wear your mask, maintain social distancing, follow directional signage on campus, and be kind to your fellow peers. These measures are in place to keep our community safe and continue to be the recommended steps, in addition to vaccination, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, please reach out and utilize on-campus and online mental wellness resources, such as Bridge the gapp. Staff and faculty can refer to their EFAP program.

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work diligently to protect the health and safety of our community. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Student Services Manager, Camila Vásquez, at camila.vasquez@gnb.ca.

Best regards,

Carrie Nolan, Director

Message from NBCCD Director Carrie Nolan — Public Exposure at NBCCD

November 12, 2021

Message to the Community:

NBCCD has been informed by New Brunswick Public Health of a positive COVID-19 case in our campus community.

The individual is self-isolating and fully vaccinated. Public Health has advised that this case poses a low risk to our campus community, and close contacts of the individual have been notified and are following the guidance of Public Health.

Our campus has since undergone meticulous sanitation measures. Public Health has provided the following guidelines for fully-vaccinated community members:

  • Self-monitor for any symptoms of COVID-19 until November 18, 2021
  • If any COVID-19 symptoms develop, book a test either online or by calling 811.

Community members who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated have been sent additional instructions, but unless notified as being a close contact, do not need to isolate unless they develop COVID-19 symptoms and should then self refer for testing.

Community guidelines were provided by Public Health to NBCCD on Wednesday, November 12 and can be found here.

With safety as our top priority, please continue to wear your mask, maintain social distancing, follow directional signage on campus, and be kind to your fellow peers. These measures are in place to keep our community safe and continue to be the recommended steps, in addition to vaccination, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you are feeling overwhelmed, please reach out and utilize on-campus and online mental wellness resources, such as Bridge the gapp. Staff and faculty can refer to their EFAP program.

Thank you for your continued cooperation as we work diligently to protect the health and safety of our community. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Student Services Manager, Camila Vásquez, at camila.vasquez@gnb.ca.

Best regards,

Carrie Nolan, Director

Keeping NBCCD Safe

Our top priority is ensuring a safe and healthy campus for our community. COVID-19 procedures are in place to limit physical contact while ensuring you experience the hands-on learning we’re known for. NBCCD is following guidance from New Brunswick Public Health and will relay all community notices to this page and by email.

The most important thing to remember when entering any college building is that you need to wear your community mask whenever you are away from your designated physically- distanced work station. Before you enter a college building, put your mask on. Use hand sanitizer upon entering and always scan your key-card upon entering. If we’re in Zone Red, you’ll likely have your temperature taken and you will be asked to head home if it is elevated. Likewise, if you are experiencing any symptoms, please do not come to school. (But don’t worry – we will make sure you can continue to study from home.) Please note that all of our washrooms are single occupancy, even when there are multiple stalls, so remember to flip the vacancy sign when you enter and exit.

Follow the arrows to move through the halls where applicable. In particular, keep in mind that in the main building, the front staircase is designated for upward moving traffic, while the back staircase is designated for downward or exiting traffic. Elevators can go both ways but are limited to one occupant at a time. In case of a fire or other emergency, ignore the arrows and use the nearest exit.

Now you’ve arrived at your class and you can sit at your designated physically-distanced workstation, which in most cases will have barriers in place between people. When at this workstation you will be permitted to remove your mask but be sure to keep it handy so you can put it on any time you stand up and move away from your station.

A note on mask etiquette: Remember to wash your mask regularly and avoid touching it while it is on your face. Hold your mask by the ties or elastic when putting on or taking off your mask. This should be a community mask and not a medical grade mask. Get creative and consider supporting local craftspeople by buying unique handmade masks or by making your own. You’ll also receive an NBCCD mask in your welcome package. Please keep us updated any time you change your contact information so that we can get ahold of you quickly if we ever need to do contact tracing.

To sum up:

  • stay home if you are sick,
  • wear your mask when away from your workstation,
  • use hand sanitizer upon entrance and exit,
  • follow the signage to move through the building,
  • and scan your key card upon entering. That’s it!

Any staff member will be happy to help if you have any questions, and please keep an eye on your emails for any updated safety protocols throughout the year. Thank you for helping us to keep our campus, faculty and students safe.

Travel GuideComing to New Brunswick?

If you're coming into the province to study at NBCCD, please read the following guide. This document is intended to guide NBCCD students regarding travel and self-isolation. The information in this document is considered to be true and accurate at the date of publication (12/14/2020) and is subject to change based on the requirements of government authorities. It is the student’s responsibility to consult relevant sources of information.