Here are answers for students to frequently asked questions about the College’s COVID-19 prevention measures. The information provided reflects the latest Public Health recommendations for the higher education sector and will be updated as needed. Marianopolis counts on everyone’s collaboration to maintain our campus as a safe and healthy environment in which to learn and work.
Students who have questions can contact Maria Elena Abraham in the Office of the Associate Dean, Student Success (A-267B), or Josie Cavaliere in Student Affairs (A-106). The Student Guide is also an indispensable resource for all students.
When should I wear a mask?
Wearing a mask is optional in higher education establishments. The choice to wear a mask remains at the discretion of each person and remains an effective measure to help reduce the risk of infection. Wearing a mask is particularly recommended for certain individuals, such as people who have recently had COVID-19 or whose household has been exposed to a case. If you choose to wear one, the mask should fully cover your mouth and nose and should be changed it becomes wet, dirty or damaged. Replacement masks are available at various stations throughout the campus.
What steps can I take to protect myself and others?
Although most Public Health restrictions have been lifted, the virus continues to spread widely. Here are steps you can take to limit the spread of COVID-19.
How is the building cleaned and ventilated?
Marianopolis continues to match or surpass the Public Health cleaning standards for post-secondary institutions. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.
The College has a campus-wide, state-of-the-art, fully-automated HVAC system that continually monitors air quality, including air flow, CO2 levels and temperature fluctuations. The computerized system automatically adjusts and optimizes air filtration according to the number of occupants in a room and the building. High-quality filters capture aerosols and the entire volume of indoor air is exchanged with fresh air several times per hour.
Maintained by an expert team of technicians, the system’s numerous sensors and automated alerts enable any issue to be quickly addressed. The College’s ventilation practices are in full compliance with the Ministry of Higher Education’s recommendations, which are based on research and guidelines from Quebec’s Public Health authority.
In which situations do I need to self-isolate?
Use this self-isolation assessment tool to find out if you need to self-isolate based on your situation.
You must self-isolate if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have tested positive.
You do not need to self-isolate if you have been in contact with a case of COVID-19, however, you should monitor yourself for symptoms for 10 days after your most recent contact. You must also avoid contact with vulnerable individuals, wear a mask during all social interactions, and stay 2 metres away from others whenever possible.
If you do need to self-isolate, stay home and notify the College right away. Send a MIO to Maria Elena Abraham, Assistant to the Office of the Associate Dean, Student Success, indicating the reason for your absence and providing any supporting documentation that is requested. All of your teachers will be informed of your absence. Ms. Abraham can answer any questions you may have.
What happens if I’m absent because I’m sick?
Rules regarding absences and missed evaluations are spelled out in the IPESA, the Institutional Policy on the Evaluation Student Achievement, which is the College main policy on academic matters. The College understands that students may face various challenges related to the pandemic.
You must notify the College if you need to be absent. Send a MIO to Maria Elena Abraham, Assistant to the Office of the Associate Dean, Student Success, indicating the reason for your absence and providing any supporting documentation that is requested. All of your teachers will be informed of your absence. Ms. Abraham can answer any questions you may have.