COVID Update: November 20, 2020

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  • November 20, 2020
COVID-19 Update

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has issued several new health orders and guidance on COVID-19. Here’s what we are doing at CNC to comply.

You must wear a mask on CNC campuses

Masks are now mandatory for everyone on all CNC campuses in indoor public areas and common spaces.

While wearing a mask, you must also continue to:

  • Keep two meters of physical distance at all times;
  • Clean your hands regularly; and
  • Self-isolate and seek medical advice for any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Complete your health self-assessments every day

We recommend CNC students do a self-assessment for COVID-19 every day. You can find the test at https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en and an app is available. Please call
8-1-1 for guidance or if you need support in another language.

Stay apart and limit your interactions

Dr. Henry has issued a province-wide order requiring social gatherings to be restricted to household members only. All indoor and outdoor community and social events have been suspended for the next two weeks, even if there are fewer than 50 people taking part.

Please note that CNC will not recognize bubbles of students. On campuses, everyone must use their masks and remain two meters apart at all times in common areas.

Travel and returning to your communities

Please note that Dr. Henry has advised against non-essential travel in the province. She has also indicated that students returning home must remain within their own households.

We are asking students to carefully consider their plans to return home at the end of the term to ensure their loved ones remain safe during the pandemic.

Resources for those experiencing violence

Dr Henry provided information about those experiencing violence and it probably should be posted on the CNC website. The email is VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca and the service can be accessed at 1-800-563-0808.

In closing

We understand how the rising case numbers may cause heightened concern for members of the CNC community.  Students are welcome and encouraged to use the mental health resources available to them listed here.

Thank you.

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