Health and safety

Here are answers for students to frequently asked questions about the College’s health measures for limiting the spread of respiratory infectious diseases. The information provided below 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). For more health and safety resources, consult our emergency procedures and our support services.

  • Should I wear a mask?

    Wearing a mask is optional in post-secondary institutions. 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. Masks are available at campus entrances.

  • What steps can I take to protect myself and others?

    Viruses and respiratory infections continue to spread widely. Here are steps you can take to limit the spread of respiratory infections.

  • Should I come to campus if I’m sick?

    Although you are not required to self-isolate following exposure or infection with COVID-19, please follow these steps to limit the spread of respiratory infections:

    • If you have a fever, stay at home.
    • If you have a cough, sore throat or nasal congestion, wear a mask.
    • For 10 days after the onset of symptoms:
      • keep your distance from others
      • avoid contact with vulnerable people
      • avoid non-essential social events
      • choose remote activities if possible
      • tell people that you are in contact with that you might be contagious.

    You must notify the College if you need to stay home. 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.   

    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.

  • 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.