Health & Safety 

 

Communicable
Disease Plan

Read about our protocols for communicable diseases on campus.

Read the Plan

 

Return to Campus Plan

Read CNC's full safety plan for returning to on-campus operations for Fall 2021.

Read the Plan

 

We are dedicated to the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. CNC has a Communicable Disease Plan to address the college’s response to illnesses including COVID-19. This plan is consistent with the Government of British Columbia’s return to campus guidelines.

CNC is still operating in the third step of the BC Government’s COVID-19 re-start plan. We will begin your academic year with additional safety steps in place.

Current Guidelines

  • Masks are required;
  • Please have careful social contact and maintain physical distancing; and
  • If you are sick, stay home and get tested.

Stage 4 guidelines (As early as September 7th 2021 pending BC Government confirmation):

  • Masks are a personal choice but may be recommended depending on local COVID-19 transmission rates;
  • Students and employees should assess their health daily; and
  • If a student is sick, they should stay home, seek medical advice and stay home for 24 hours after their symptoms have resolved.

Campus Access

For anyone visiting a campus, please:

  • Do not enter any of our campuses if you have symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath. Go home, self-isolate and seek medical advice. You can access the COVID-19 self-assessment tool at bc.thrive.health/covid19app or download the BC COVID-19 App on a mobile device; and
  • Clean your hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Increased Cleaning

CNC has increased cleaning of high touch areas in the College. The College will adjust its cleaning measures to comply with provincial guidance.

International Travel

All outbound College travel is suspended until further notice.

Face Masks

Mask use is currently required in public areas of all CNC Campuses.

Self-Isolation

Do not enter any of our campuses if you have symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath. Go home, self-isolate and seek medical advice. You can access the COVID-19 self-assessment tool at bc.thrive.health/covid19app or download the BC COVID-19 App on a mobile device

Self-isolation means you do not have contact with other people.

  • Set up a space that is only for the person being isolated.
  • Stay at home and watch yourself for symptoms, even if mild, for 14 days.
  • Stay out of contact with other people. This will help stop the spread of disease in your home and in your community.

People arriving from outside of Canada are required to self-isolate. That means you must stay home. Do not go to work or school. Keep watching for signs of illness 14 days after you arrive in Canada.

Mental Health

This is a difficult and uncertain time, and your mental health is important.

Here2Talk (BC Government Initiative)

Chat sessions with a trained counsellor can be accessed by downloading the Here2Talk app or visiting here2talk.ca 

Students can speak to a counsellor by phone, toll free at 1 877 857-3397 or direct 604 642-5212. Students calling from outside Canada can dial 1 604 642-5212 (international calling charges may apply).

CNC Resources

To help protect the health and safety of students and employees, we are strongly encouraging students to access a Wellness Coach 250-561-5818 or a Counsellor 1-250-562-2131 Ext 5377 or by using the LifeWorks app. There are also a variety of self-help resources available online.

KUU-US Crisis Line Society

The KUU-US Crisis Line Society provides a First Nations and Indigenous specific crisis line available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia.

KUU-US Crisis Line can be reached toll-free at 1-800-588-8717. Alternatively, individuals can call direct into the Youth Line at 250-723-2040 or the Adult Line at 250-723-4050.