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COVID-19 update #17 – Restrictions on gatherings extended

Jan 11, 2021
Provincial health orders banning social gatherings was extended for an additional four weeks, until Feb. 5, 2021. 
 
This is a reminder that in compliance with those orders the following precautions must be adhered to on CMTN campuses: 

Mask wearing mandatory at all CMTN campuses

It is mandatory to wear masks for indoor, public and retail spaces in British Columbia. That means that staff, faculty, students and anyone with essential business on CMTN campuses must wear a mask or face covering any time they are indoors, when physical distancing of at least two meters cannot be maintained.  

Restrictions on social gatherings in the workplace continue

Provincial recommendations indicate that people who do need to go to a workplace should minimize social interactions with their colleagues before, during and after work. For CMTN employees and students that means minimizing social interactions while on campus.

Limited face-to-face activities

Only approved face-to-face activities will take place on CMTN campuses this academic year.  

Self-assessments 

How are you feeling? Only come to campus if you are healthy and not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.  

Wash your hands

People are encouraged to wash hands with soap and water frequently, particularly before and after entering new spaces.  

Physical distancing. 

Stay 6 feet - or ONE MOOSE - apart.  

No visitors please

Our campuses remain closed to the public and are open only to staff and faculty approved to work on campus, and prospective and registered students.  

Terrace campus sledding hill remains closed

Due to the ban on social gatherings, tobogganing and sledding at the Terrace campus remains closed. 

If you are ill, please stay home 

A reminder that anyone who is feeling ill should stay home and communicate with their manager. This also applies to students – any students who attend face-to-face classes should stay home and communicate with their instructors.  

For more information

BC Province-wide restrictions:
gov.bc.ca/COVID19restrictions

BC Centre for Disease Control:
bccdc.ca/about/news-stories/stories/2020/information-on-novel-coronavirus
 
HealthLink BC: 
healthlinkbc.ca/services-and-resources/about-8-1-1 
 
Coast Mountain College COVID-19 updates and information links: 
coastmountaincollege.ca/COVID19 
 
Mental health well-being during COVID-19: 
bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/mental-well-being-during-covid-19 

How to wear a non-medical mask or face covering properly:
youtube.com/watch?v=gvLA--hGU70&feature=youtu.be
 

Media contact

Sarah Zimmerman, APR 
Executive Director, Communications 
Cell: 250-641-2206  
szimmerman@coastmountaincollege.ca