Our Current Status

Last Updated: December 31, 2021

As we move toward the new year and the new term, we understand the uncertainty of the emergence of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19. We continue to work closely with the BC Public Health Officer to ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus.

On December 21st, the Provincial Health Officer advised that post-secondary institutions plan for the continuation of on-campus instruction in January 2022

On the advice of the BC Government as of December 30th, CNC will delay the general start of classes until Monday January 10ththThe Northern Collaborative Baccalaureate Nursing Program (courses coded NURS), practical nursing, and trades apprenticeships will resume as scheduled on Tuesday January 4th with safety precautions in place.

Public Health continues to monitor COVID-19 and work with post-secondary institutions to make new recommendations, if and when they become necessary.  

From the Provincial Health Officer

Latest Update

COVID-19 Update
  • Mackenzie
  • Vanderhoof
  • Fort St. James
  • Quesnel
  • Prince George
  • Burns Lake
Jan 21

Campus Guidelines

We continue to follow direction from the Provincial Health Officer as outlined in the Return to Campus Guidelines.

  • For the most up to date information on Public Health Orders, visit the Government of BC.
  • For specific information and regional restrictions, visit Northern Health.

Protecting the health and well-being of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors remains our top priority, while being mindful of the importance of adaptability as conditions change. Below are some CNC guidelines set out to keep our students, staff and faculty safe.


We recommend immunization for all students, as authorized vaccines have proven to be highly effective at reducing serious outcomes from the COVID-19 virus.


Face coverings are mandatory and must be worn in all indoor spaces. Certain exemptions may apply in designated areas, or for the consumption of food. 

Physical Distancing

While no single layer of protection against COVID-19 is perfect, when multiple layers of protection are combined, the risk of transmission is significantly reduced.

Health Checks

Completing daily self-administered health checks, staying at home when sick, and practicing hand hygiene will help to reduce the spread.

Educational Delivery

Program and Course Delivery

Programs and courses are primarily delivered on-campus with student learning accommodations and support available. If a class starts online, it will remain that way for the full semester. 

Technology Requirements

With some classes in digital or hybrid formats, you may require computer equipment to participate in classes. Some programs or courses may have more specific equipment requirements.

Campus Facilities

Student Services

  • Student Services are staffed with student support available,
  • The CNC weight room is open. Vaccine passport, student ID and a pre-booked appointment are required to access the weight room. All details to obtain a weight room card and access can be found in recreation
  • Students visiting the cafeteria are not required to provide proof of vaccine at this time,
  • Communicable disease plans are in place.

Student Housing

  • Proof of vaccine is required as a condition of living in Student Housing,
  • Maximum capacity for buildings/rooms is in place (with some rooms held for isolation if required),
  • Communicable disease plans are in place.

Campus Events

  • Only seated events will occur at this time,
  • Mandatory vaccine checks are in place for all campus sanctioned seated events,
  • Indoor seated events are limited to 50% capacity,
  • Communicable disease plans are in place.

Additional Resources

Health & Safety

For more information about Health & Safety on campus, please visit the Health and Safety page.

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Financial Assistance

If you need financial assistance due to the pandemic, there are a number of options to consider to help fund your education.

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Protecting your Mental Health

It's important to stay connected to your support networks and pay special attention to your mental health during the pandemic. Here are some resources to help.