Winter 2022 Covid Policy

The following is information regarding our policy for responding to Covid-19 as we seek to keep the Sherk building and Library open to both in-person and online learning options this Winter. With limited exceptions, Emmanuel will be offering all Winter courses via on-campus, in-person instruction with Live Online or live-streaming capability.

Emmanuel has begun to lift Covid-19 restrictions as of March 1. We no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 rapid test result to attend in-person classes and/or come on campus. We want to continue to remain consistent with the expectations of local public health guidelines. Several of our students, staff and faculty have health concerns or live with family who have significant health concerns. We will do our utmost as a College to protect the health and safety of those in our community. Cleaning and disinfection procedures will remain in place.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The following policy will be in place at Emmanuel Bible College for the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • Full vaccination is strongly recommended for all staff, students, and on-campus visitors.
  • Rapid testing kits are available from the Admissions Office. Anyone who receives a positive result must inform the Admissions Office immediately and may not return to campus until they provide written proof of negative results.
MASKS AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING
  • Masks will be required in the Sherk building and the library.
  • Students must wear a mask during in person classes and at all times while in the Sherk building and the Library.
  • Classrooms will be set up with adequate spacing between instructors and students so that a mask does not need to be worn by instructors while teaching, at their discretion. Appropriate physical distancing will also be in place for student seating, as much as possible.
  • Physical distancing is strongly recommended in all classrooms, offices and common spaces.
SIGNING IN and CONTACT TRACING
  • Everyone coming to campus, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors will need to sign in and complete the health questionnaire either via QR code to an online form or paper copy at the door, and include a contact method (phone or email).
  • Information required on the new sign-in system will include: name, phone number, email, answers to all the applicable Region of Waterloo Public Health COVID-19 questions, and attestations that the individual assumes all risk upon entry into the building.

We are trusting that anyone coming to campus will complete the attestations and follow these protocols with integrity and honesty, in a manner that honours the Lord Jesus and respects our community.  These policies and protocols will be reviewed regularly and are subject to change as guidance is received from government health officials.  If anyone has questions about the policy or protocols, please contact the College at 519-894-8900, or email us at: info@emmanuelbiblecollege.ca.