COVID-19 Campus Update, December 12, 2022

December 12, 2022

NOTE FOR ALL BOOTH UC STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: IF YOU HAVE COLD OR FLU SYMPTOMS, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU’VE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID, DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS

All classes, services and programs will have virtual participation options.

Booth University College remains committed to the health and safety of our campus community. This bulletin is effective January 1, 2023 and will remain in effect going forward, barring any change to the current COVID situation.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID must stay home for a minimum of 5 days, be symptom-free for 24 hours and test negative before returning to campus.
If there is COVID in your household, but you are testing negative, you may come to campus but do not remove your mask even in the situations with exceptions.

Booth University College will no longer require proof of vaccination for anyone coming to campus (employees, students, contractors and visitors).

Booth will require all employees, students, contractors and visitors to wear a 3-ply well-fitted, filtered mask, ie. KN95, N95, medical grade, etc., whenever on campus, (including in the classroom), with a few exceptions.
Masks do not need to be worn:
• While seated in the Bistro;
• While an employee is alone in their office;
• Instructors may remove their mask when teaching, provided they have two meters distance from students

For any event or meeting in which the organizer has arranged social distancing and the participants are seated, the organizer of the event or meeting may inform participants that masks may be removed.
Masks and Rapid Tests are available at Student Services Information Desk.

ACADEMIC
Delivery

Course delivery continues to be a blended model. This includes both in-person and virtual teaching simultaneously. Select courses are offered on a synchronous virtual basis only.

Library
The library is open to the public.
Masks are required to be worn.

School for Continuing Studies
The School for Continuing Studies continues to offer fully online, asynchronous courses.

STUDENT SERVICES
Supports

Students may come to campus to access support programs, including counselling, accessibility accommodations, and assistance with any student-related services or concerns.
The Academic Learning Center is open for both in-person and virtual appointments. Appointments can be made using the ALC scheduling site: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=13403925.

International Students
International students arriving in Winnipeg should be in contact with the Student Services Coordinator at least two weeks prior to their arrival date to ensure appropriate support is given in a timely fashion. E-mail: Matthew.Peters@BoothUC.ca

Residence
Please contact Student Services for all policies in effect. E-mail: Matthew.Peters@BoothUC.ca

Events
Student event requests will be reviewed by Student Services on a case-by-case basis. Guidelines will be provided, as deemed appropriate, at the time of the request.

HOSPITALITY
The Bistro is open.

Outside rental requests will be reviewed by Hospitality on a case-by-case basis. Guidelines will be provided, as deemed appropriate, at the time of the request.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Any employee who has cold or flu-like symptoms are required to stay home. If an employee tests positive for COVID they must stay home for a minimum of 5 days. Employees must be symptom-free for 24 hours and test negative before returning to campus.
Please inform supervisor if unable to perform work duties.
If there is COVID in an employee’s household, but the employee is testing negative, they may come to campus but are required to wear a mask at all times, even in the situations with exceptions.

FACILITIES
Booth UC is open to the public during business hours (Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00). The inside doors remain locked at this time, all visitors are required to check in at the front desk.
Commuter students have access to Booth campus buildings between the hours of 7:45 am and 11:00 pm
Sanitizing supplies are available in all classrooms/meeting rooms for use.

THE PUBLIC
Visitors

Visitors/guests are permitted on campus and should be met by the employee who invited them to campus, at the front desk.

Contractors
Contractors must report to Student Services Information Desk and should be met by the employee who invited them to campus.

Deliveries
Delivery courier/drivers are permitted entrance by the front desk staff at Waldron and Peterson Hall. If the delivery cannot be left at the front desk, the appropriate department will be contacted.

The Booth UC COVID-19 Recovery Committee will meet and provide updates as necessary.

Any general questions not addressed here can be directed to communications@boothuc.ca.

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