COVID-19 updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Stay informed on CMTN's response to COVID-19 with our FAQs related to Student Services, Registration & Admissions and Distributed Learning.

Operational planning

View Coast Mountain College's response to safety planning, campus use, equipment and supplies, phased planning, and more.

Safety framework

A safety framework has been developed at Coast Mountain College to meet the diverse needs of our work and learning.

Housing plan

Check back soon for CMTN's housing plan or visit the Student Housing site for information.

International quarantine plan

View our International student safe travel, quarantine and arrival requirements.

Exposure control plan

CMTN is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of our staff and students. 

Updated Public Health Orders in effect until April 19, 2021 

March 31, 2021

Essential travel only 

Travel continues to be limited to essential travel, work or medical reasons only. For those who have travelled outside their health region, if you or anyone in your family develops any signs of illness, you must stay home from work, school or daycare, and arrange to get tested immediately. For Coast Mountain College employees, this means non-essential is not permitted.

Continue to work from home where possible 

BC’s Provincial Health Officer encouraged all employees who are able to work from home to continue to do so. Employees who work from home should only be on any Coast Mountain College campus if their work is essential. Employees are encouraged to speak to their managers if they have any questions.

Social gathering restrictions continue on campuses

A reminder that social gatherings on campus remain restricted. Anyone on Coast Mountain College campuses should only be gathering on campus for essential work purposes, and not social purposes.

Food services remain available on Terrace campus for students, staff, and faculty 

Coast Mountain College students, staff and faculty who have an essential need to be on the Terrace campus will continue to be able to access food services in Waap Amgam’s (House of Cedar) Cedar Café.

While restaurants in BC are limited to take-out only until April 19, 2021, dining facilities for student housing and cafeterias serving students, faculty and staff at educational institutions are exempt from the closure order. That means that the Cedar Café will continue to operate as usual.

For more information read the full news release here.

Immunization updates for BC

March 24, 2021

We are excited to see accelerating timelines being implemented to BC’s immunization plan. The provincial and regional plans are subject to change depending on supply and logistics considerations. The Northern Health Authority, in which our Prince Rupert, Terrace, Hazelton, and Smithers campuses are found, takes in to account our geography, logistics, outbreaks, etc. Be sure to check the Northern Health Authority website or follow one of their local Facebook pages to stay current on changing eligibility criteria.

For those who have received any dose(s) of the vaccination, remember the benefits of immunity are not immediate and for that reason it is very important that you continue to adhere to the safety measures and public health orders in place. This continued effort on your part provides the time needed for communities around you to navigate immunization while ensuring that transmission of the virus continues to be minimized as much as possible.  

March 16, 2021

  • COVID-19 Immunization Plan for information about when and where you may get the vaccine. 
  • COVID-19 Vaccine - Frequently Asked Questions including: 
    • My job puts me at higher risk of getting COVID-19, but it’s not listed in the first phases. Will I get the vaccine earlier than other people? 
    • I’m not vaccinated but others in my community are, can we spend time together? 
    • Once I’m vaccinated do I still have to worry about public health measures like wearing a face covering and physical distancing? 

CMTN planning for enhanced fall programming

March 9, 2021

Coast Mountain College is pleased to announce that planning has started for a revitalized campus experience for the Fall 2021 term.

A safe, healthy and engaging campus has always been Coast Mountain College’s top priority. That’s why over the last several months of navigating COVID-19, we’ve taken a measured approach to a gradual return to campus.

Based upon recent guidance from the BC Public Health Office, the College believes it will be possible this fall to offer an enriching on-campus experience with an increase in in-person and hybrid learning formats. Currently, most courses are being offered online due to current health measures.

“We will do our best to maximize in-person activities while ensuring that everyone’s health and safety remains the College’s top priority,” said CMTN President, Justin Kohlman. “As we have done throughout this pandemic, we will continue to follow the advice of the Public Health Officer to ensure safety protocols are followed on campus.”

Planning is actively underway across all sectors of the College to determine which programs and courses will return to face to face delivery in the fall, along with programs and courses that will continue to be offered via blended or distributed delivery.

Classrooms will be equipped with updated educational technologies to support hybrid teaching models. Every effort will be made to accommodate students who do not wish to, or, cannot attend in person to continue their programs at a distance.

This fall, students in Terrace will be offered increased housing options in the new state-of-the-art housing unit opening in Terrace in September 2021. Students can also anticipate seeing many co-curricular, community and wellness activities offered in the upcoming academic year.

We thank everyone for their continued patience and support as we work hard to deliver the best possible academic experience.

News release

New requirements for entry to Canada

Feb 22, 2021

Travelers entering Canada will be required to take a COVID 19 testing upon arrival. While waiting for results, travelers will need to stay at a government designated hotel – cost of testing and hotel stay to be paid by the traveler. Travelers are required to book a government-authorized hotel for 3 nights prior to departure to Canada. The mandatory 14 day quarantine must still be completed after receiving negative results.

Please read the latest news release for more information. For further information regarding the mandatory testing upon and arrival and stay at a government designated hotel, please visit the Government of Canada website.

Please notify our international student advisor, Myrna Ordona before you make any travel plans.

On-campus safety guidelines.

Due to our COVID-19 response, things look a bit different this year at CMTN.

Take a tour of our Terrace campus to learn more about what kinds of changes to expect this year if you need to visit any of our campuses for the practical training component of your program.

Please note that we have a No Visitors Policy. Access is granted to staff, students and others upon special approval.


COVID-19 Resources