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COVID Response Plan

Preparation and Vigilance

August 29, 2021; updated April 5, 2022

Stanstead College began the 2021-22 school year with in-person classes and full extracurricular and athletic programming. However, we continue to exercise caution and diligence. While over 99% of our school community is vaccinated against COVID-19, we continue to account for the ongoing prevalence of the virus and its highly contagious variants.

We are pleased to welcome visitors to our campus by appointment. However, all visitors must be fully vaccinated and submit COVID-19 Declaration Form prior to arrival. For more information or to book a visit, contact admissions@stansteadcollege.com or call 819-876-2223.

The following will provide specific information on policies to keep our students, staff and community safe while enjoying a positive, productive Stanstead College experience. Please note that these guidelines are subject to change.

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  • Case Management

    Updated April 5, 2022. In the event that a student displays symptoms for COVID-19, they will proceed to the Health Centre for screening.

    If the student tests positive, they will return home if able to do so. If unable to return home (e.g. international student), they will isolate on Colby 3rd floor. Return to campus/residence will take place after 5 days and no symptoms (confirmed by Health Centre).

    If a student tests negative but has symptoms, they will isolate at home if possible or in their room for 48 hours. If the subsequent result is positive, they will return to isolation. If negative, they can return to class or campus. 

    Roommates and close contacts of students who are symptomatic but negative will not be required to quarantine. However, if a roommate does not feel comfortable staying in the same room as someone with symptoms, they can bunk with someone else in the residence (Bugbee/Davis) or temporarily move into the lounge/don room/another student’s room in residence (Webster/Cowen).

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  • Visiting Campus

    Stanstead College welcomes visitors to our campus by appointment. All visitors, including parents, must be fully vaccinated AND will be required to complete a COVID Visitor Declaration form. Visitors will be provided a new procedural mask on arrival. Visits will take place primarily outdoors, and all hygiene protocols will be followed when entering buildings and when indoors.

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  • Masks & Hygiene

    Updated April 5, 2022

    Masks are required in all inside common areas with the exception of when the student is seated in class. Masks may also be removed in a student's own room.

    Masks may be removed indoors while eating, but must be put back on once the meal is complete and when circulating in the dining area.

    As of January 17, masks are required during athletic practices and while using equipment in the weight rooms.
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  • Vaccinations

    Updated September 9, 2021

    At this time, Stanstead College is not mandating vaccination against COVID-19. However, we strongly encourage all students, faculty and staff to receive two doses of a vaccine recognized by the Canadian government.

    In accordance with the Quebec government and the school’s own policies, students who are not adequately vaccinated against COVID-19 will face restrictions in certain areas, including the inability to participate in indoor sports, outdoor team sports or group sports or use weight and fitness rooms. Limited non-competitive athletic options will be available for unvaccinated students. Unvaccinated students will be required to stay on campus with the exception of school breaks.

    Students not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times indoors (including residence) except when in their own rooms.
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  • Classrooms & Campus

    Updated April 5, 2022
    For in-person classes, there are no distancing mandates for students, nor are there class “bubbles.” Students will move from class to class according to their schedule. Masks may be removed when the student is seated in class.
    Dining Hall – Students have assigned lunch periods by grade and/or house. Masks must be worn at all times except when eating.

    Assembly – Assemblies will resume in person in the dining hall as of Monday, April 11, 2022. 

    Student Centre – Open to all. Masks are mandatory.

    Circulation on Campus – Students may use all entrances and stairwells at their convenience. Students and faculty may access the first floor of Colby as needed but not as a throughway.

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  • Athletics

    Updated January 14, 2022

    During in-person classes, all athletes involved in interscholastic sports (practice and competition) must be fully vaccinated as per government mandate. Limited non-competitive athletic options will be available for unvaccinated students.

    When playing games against other schools either on campus or away, proof of vaccination will be required for all players (home and visitors). Visiting teams for all sports will have access to changing rooms/bathrooms in the Pat Burns Arena only.

    Masks are required for indoor athletic practices or competition. Masks are not required outdoors.

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  • Off-Campus

    Updated February 2, 2022
    Students may go into town under normal conditions but are expected to follow all guidelines for entering commercial establishments. Weekend leave will be permitted as of February 11 unless, subject to change. Animation activities will be limited to on-campus activities or outdoor activities off campus (e.g. downhill skiing).