COVID-19: Information & Updates

This page provides resources and information to ensure the safety of all our community members. 
Safety for students, staff and the community is the number-one priority at Metropolitan Community College as we prepare to welcome students and back to the campus in this fall and for the coming winter semester with strict adherence to health and safety guidelines put forward by the Provincial Health Officer.

The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training has released its COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector which provides overarching plan and protocols for across the province.

Working with the Ministry, MCC has prepared its own Safety Plan that aims to keep students, staff and visitors safe and moving forward. Safety is the responsibility of everyone and individual efforts ensure successful execution.

 
Limited access to campus

At this time, students and other visitors are discouraged from visiting Metropolitan Community College in order to limit the number of people on campus. In support of physical distancing, we encourage you to attend the campus only when necessary and make an appointment by sending an email to admin@metropolitancollege.ca ahead. 

All students and other visitors must complete COVID-19 screening (temperature check) before proceeding to their destination in campus.

Metropolitan Community College is preparing to welcome a limited number of students and employees back to the campus in this fall and for the coming winter semester, more information will be updated later on this page.

Self-monitoring daily and DO NOT come to campus if:

  • You are sick: Complete a daily self-assessment

  • You have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days

  • You have been outside the country or been in contact with somebody who has been outside the country in the last 14 days

When visiting the campus:

  • Wear a mask, it's mandatory

  • Complete temperature check at front desk

  • Follow all posted safety, directional signage and occupancy limits

  • Stay only as long as necessary

  • Report all on-campus illnesses to Security and front desk before leaving the campus

To facilitate safe campus operations, Metropolitan Community College has moved to a primarily remote teaching and learning model during COVID-19 pandemic while permitted by the regulatory body, with the vast majority of course offerings occurring via remote technology. However, as the College is preparing to re-open the campus and welcoming more international student, learning activities require in-person participation will gradually resume.

Find the latest updates on MCC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic below:

All students must:

For international students coming from outside Canada , please refer to the policies below:

STUDENTS

STAFF

Employees are encouraged to review the latest information at the following sources:

 

These sources are updated regularly and employees are encouraged to check back often.

To ensure the health and safety of our staff during COVID-19, all employees must:

VISITORS

In accordance with the COVID-19 Go-Forward Guidelines for B.C.’s Post-Secondary Sector, to ensure the health and safety of our community during COVID-19, all visitors must:

  • follow MCC's Safety Plan and Visiting Campus protocols

  • make an appointment with the person they are coming to visit

  • Fill out and sign the College’s COVID-19 Daily Checklist ahead for self-check

  • Wear masks - either a CDC-approved, personal mask, or a disposable mask

  • Complete COVID-19 Screening: check in at front office / reception for confirmation of COVID-19 Daily Checklist, and complete temperature check before proceeding to their destination on campus

  • Practice Social Distancing including adhering to any taped distancing markers, signage and occupancy limits

Campus update

December 15, 2020 Update:

As of December 15, 2020, the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training has informed the federal government that Metropolitan Community College is approved by the Province to receive new international students with study permits for our institution. The Government of Canada has published its updated list of approved DLIs

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December 4, 2020 Update:

As of December 7, 2020, our business hours changed to 10:00AM - 5:00PM on all business days, and our staff will be working off-site. An appointment must be made ahead for any in-person visit. (Please check the Visitors section above for more information.)

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October 9, 2020 Update:

Our business hours changed to 9:30AM - 4:30PM on all business days. If you have any inquiries or need any assistance, please feel free to contact us by phone at +1 (604)300-3123 or by email at info@metropolitancollege.ca during business hours.

Any in-person visit is not encouraged for the moment, and an appointment must be made ahead. (Please check the Visitors section above for more information.)