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COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information

March 13, 2020

Update March 21, 2020 – 9:30 AM

All Southeast College students should have been contacted yesterday (Friday, March 20) either via email, text or telephone call to alert you on the next step(s) for your respective program.  If you haven’t been contacted yet, please send us  a message at communications@southeastcollege.org with your name, program name and program location and we will ensure that your email is directed to the appropriate personnel.

In addition, we are preparing a “Best ways to contact Southeast College” reference page. We aim to have that posted by Tuesday at noon. In the meantime, you are encouraged to email us at communications@southeastcollege.org with any questions you may have at any time. We will respond with information as soon as we are able.

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Update March 18, 2020 – 5:00 PM

  • As of 5:00 p.m, Wednesday, March 18th all Southeast College test centers will be closed.;
  • As of 5:00 p.m, Thursday, March 19th all industry, safety, continuing education, business management essentials, management essentials, will be suspended; and
  • As of 5:00 p.m, Thursday, March 19th all public access to all Southeast College Campus locations will be suspended.

While we are closed to walk in traffic, most employees are working from home offices and will continue to serve the public.  For service please call your local campus between the hours of 9 – 4 Monday through Friday or our toll free information line at 1-866-999-7372 Option 1.  During the off hours you can leave us a message through the Contact Us page on this website or sending us a private message on social media.

Thank you for your continued support as we work through this next phase of the COVID-19 challenges.

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Update March 16, 2020 – 8:30PM

Message from Patrick Stoddart, Southeast College President and CEO

In partnership with the province’s other post-secondary educational institutions, Saskatchewan Regional Colleges are suspending all academic programming for the remainder of this week.

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Regional College programs will be offered through alternative delivery options where possible, effective March 23.

Updated class schedule:
March 17-20: In-person classes are suspended – Full time, Part time, Adult Basic Education, English as Another Language, Essential Skills for the Workplace Programs and University of Regina classes
March 20: More information will be provided to students regarding online or alternative delivery, where possible.
March 23: Online courses or alternative delivery programming for students will begin, where possible.

Updated information for students will be provided by email from each program.

We appreciate that this is challenging time for students, faculty and staff. We will continue to work with you to share information as soon as it becomes available.

Please note that our Business Development, Industry and Safety classes and prescheduled practicums for Practical Nursing students will not be impacted at this time.

Regional College campuses are not closing. However, services may be limited at each campus. Please refer to our website for more details.

Industry and Safety Classes – Classes are running as scheduled
March 17 & 18 – St John First Aid – Estevan Campus
March 19 – H2S Alive – Estevan Campus
March 19 – Ground Disturbance – Weyburn Campus
March 19 – St John First Aid Refresher – Weyburn Campus

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Update – Monday, March 16, 2020 – 6:30 AM

University of Regina Students
Message from Patrick Stoddart, Southeast College President and CEO

Regional Colleges temporarily suspend University classes to manage COVID-19 Risk

Due to the continually changing circumstances related to the spread of COVID-19, Saskatchewan’s Regional Colleges will follow the lead of both provincial Universities and suspend University classes for the first three to four days of this week. This will allow both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina to include the Regional Colleges in their current transition to online delivery of courses.

Given the gravity of the COVID-19 challenge, no face-to-face instruction will take place for University courses for the rest of the term.

For University of Regina courses, beginning on Friday, March 20, classes will resume through teaching at a distance only.

Students with questions should contact the instructors for your individual courses.

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Update – Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 7:45 PM

Class Cancellation Update

Adult Basic Education Piapot Valley (located on Piapot First Nation) – All classes will be suspended for the week of March 16-20.

Adult Basic Education Piapot Urban (located at First Nation University Regina) – All classes will be suspended for the week of March 16-20.

University of Regina classes at ALL Southeast College locations – All classes will be suspended for the week of March 16-19.

College representatives will be reaching out to all students affected by the closures via email and text/telephone call.

All other Southeast College Classes

At this time, all other Southeast College classes will continue as scheduled. We will continue to respond to recommendations from public health officials and will update this site as the situation changes.

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Update – Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 9:30 AM

All Southeast College Classes

At this time, all Southeast College classes (including University of Regina classes at Southeast College) will continue as scheduled. We will continue to respond to recommendations from public health officials and will update this site as the situation changes.

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Update – Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 9:30 AM

Postponement of College and Third Party Events

Non-essential College sponsored events will be cancelled or postponed until further notice. This includes third party events held at any of our campus locations.

Implementation of Social Distancing Protocols

In addition to canceling or postponing non-essential events and gatherings until further notice, the College recommends the following community-based safety measures:

  • When possible, keep 2m (6ft) of distance between you and other people, and avoid shaking hands and hugging.
  • Minimize in-person meetings and group activities; use phone, teleconference and other technologies for meetings.
  • Evaluate the need for bringing in outside people to campus; cancel, reschedule or using other methods for the meeting or activity.
  • Avoid crowded places if possible.

Updated information, when applicable , will be posted at approximately 9:30 am and 5:30 pm daily.

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Southeast College is taking the necessary steps across each of our locations to ensure continued safety of both our students and our staff.

Public health officials continue to reassess the national and provincial public health risk, based on the best available evidence, as the situation evolves. Students and staff are directed to the provincial government website www.saskatchewan.ca, where the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) link provides the most up-to-date information available for Saskatchewan residents.

Below is our current messaging as it relates to our clients, students and staff:

  • The safety and well-being of students and staff is our primary focus.
  • Southeast College is prepared to adopt and fully support any direction from the Federal and Provincial Governments and Public Health.
  • The academic and training teams at the College are preparing for alternate training delivery methods for programs where possible and if necessary.
  • All Southeast College campus locations have increased cleaning protocols and frequency.

Given the guidance we have received thus far, as well as our own preparedness efforts, we believe that we are taking the right steps to ensure that our college locations are safe.

Thank you for your continued understanding, we will continue to update as needed.  Current information will be posted on our website at www.southeastcollege.org.

Students can continue to call our toll-free registration line for information at 1-866-999-7372 OPTION 1, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm.

Resources

Government of Saskatchewan – 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Saskatchewan Health Authority

Global Affairs Canada COVID-19 Travel Advisories

Public Health Agency of Canada

World Health Organization

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