Campus News

COVID-19 Information

The health and safety of our campus community is our top priority.

Lethbridge College is currently in Phase 3 of its re-entry plan, which means campus is open to all students, employees and visitors.

We know there are many questions related to our academic programming. For information about classes, educational delivery and much more:

visit our FAQ page

We continue to take proactive steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 during this time and follow the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta.

We will update this page whenever new information arises.

COVID-19 Guidelines for re-entry


 

Current conditions

How do enhanced provincial public health measures affect Lethbridge College?

Alberta entered Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan on July 1, meaning all public health measures have been lifted.

This step allows Lethbridge College to once again allow all students, employees and visitors to come to campus, with classes and support services able to be delivered in-person.

Some services are operating on reduced hours during the summer, and not all entrances are open. Anyone visiting campus is encouraged to first check ahead by accessing the services' hours and delivery methods through the Lethbridge College website.

Review all public health measures on the Government of Alberta website.

How do I book my vaccination appointment?

Lethbridge College strongly encourages all members of its community to get the COVID-19 vaccination.

All Alberta residents aged 12+ are now eligible to book their vaccination appointments. Book an appointment, or learn more here:

Alberta Vaccination Program

On-campus safety measures

All members of the Lethbridge College community must not come to campus if they are feeling unwell.

Enhanced cleaning protocols remain in place, while the college is following Government of Alberta guidelines when it comes to public health guidelines and safety measures.

Everyone attending the Lethbridge College campus is urged to use respect for those around them. Your comfort level may not be the same as those around you. Compassion for others is key, and each individual should find their own comfort level and be courteous to those whose comfort levels may not match their own.

Individuals should continue to take care of their own health and wellness – make healthy decisions that are best for them and those around them, continue to practice good hygiene and very importantly, stay home if they don’t feel well.

 

On-campus COVID-19 cases

If a member of the campus community receives a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, Lethbridge College will activate its COVID-19 Rapid Response Team and follow AHS guidelines.

The Rapid Response Team will work with the affected academic and/or service areas to facilitate quick notification to any people that the affected individual was in close contact with. Lethbridge College will not publicly disclose any information about individuals who test positive for COVID-19.

Lethbridge College will only notify college students and employees about individual exposures or cases when Alberta Health Services advises there is risk to the broad college community. The college and AHS will assess each situation to determine if there is a risk of exposure to any part of the campus community and, if so, specific individuals (e.g. employee groups, students in a class) will be directly notified of any risks. If an outbreak of COVID-19 (two or more cases linked by location) occurs on campus, the college will work with AHS to issue a public notification.

What is the current COVID-19 situation in Alberta?

You can learn more by visiting the Alberta Health Services (AHS) and Government of Alberta COVID-19 information pages.

How do students access mental health supports?

All students have access to 24/7 mental health supports through Shepell Counselling Services.

Free, remote mental health and well-being support is provided via Shepell Student Support. To access this support:

  • Call 1-855-649-8641 (or 001-416-380-6578 if outside Canada or the USA - call charges apply)
     
  • Download the free My SSP app from your device's App store
    • Real-time chat and telephonic consults are available 24/7 via the app.
    • After downloading the app, ensure your profile is up to date and that you have allowed push notifications as a way of staying in touch with relevant support.
       
  • Visit mystudentsupport.com

    If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can call the Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta at 403-327-7905 or 1-888-787-2880.

    Please note that given this time of heightened concern, call and chat volume may be high and wait times may be longer than usual. Shepell Student Support appreciates your patience and understanding.

    How do employees access mental health supports?

    All employees have access to 24/7/365 mental health supports through LifeWorks from Morneau Shepell.

    Free, remote mental health and well-being support is provided via LifeWorks. To access this support:

    • Call 1-844-880-9142
       
    • Visit login.lifeworks.com
       
    • Download the LifeWorks app from your device's App store
      • Real-time chat and telephonic consults are available 24/7 via the app.
      • After downloading the app, ensure your profile is up to date and that you have allowed push notifications as a way of staying in touch with relevant support.
      • The app helps employees to access and book counselling services including 24/7 counselling, financial advice and more.

    If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can call the Distress Line of Southwestern Alberta at 403-327-7905 or 1-888-787-2880.

    Please note that given this time of heightened concern, call and chat volume may be high and wait times may be longer than usual. LifeWorks appreciates your patience and understanding.

     

    College operations

    How are classes being delivered?

    We know you have many questions about academic delivery. To learn more about the academic year, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

    Is the Lethbridge College campus open?

    The Lethbridge College campus is open to all students, employees and visitors. Do not come to campus if you feel unwell.

    Do I need to wear a mask on-campus?

    Masks are no longer mandatory on-campus, however each individual is encouraged to make the choice they are most comfortable with.

    Is the fitness centre open?

    The fitness centre, Val Matteotti Gymnasium, squash and racquetball courts, dance studio and other amenities are currently available to all Lethbridge College students and employees.

    Beginning July 19, all facilities and amenities will once again be open to the public.

    All workout blocks and facility rentals must be booked in advance through lcfitness.ca – there will be no drop-in times available. All users must also fill out a COVID-19 waiver on lcfitness.ca prior to every use of the Recreation Services facilities.

    The top goal of Lethbridge College’s Recreation Services team is to keep all users healthy and safe, so enhanced cleaning of all areas will continue between workout blocks, and the use of masks while moving around the facility is highly recommended.

    To learn more or to book workout times or facility rentals, visit lcfitness.ca or call 403-382-6903.

     

    Student supports

    Support for students

    We are committed to the success of our students. To learn more about program delivery, student services, financial aid and much more, visit the college's FAQ page.

    What do international students need to know?

    We know there are many questions for international students interested in beginning or continuing their studies at Lethbridge College. For more information, visit the Information for International Students section on our FAQ page.

     

    About COVID-19

    Where can I get more information about COVID-19?

     

    Do you have a question you don’t see here? Contact Frank Zappone or Paul Kingsmith.