January 8, 2021

Newest COVID-19 announcements and what they mean for NorQuest

On December 8, 2020, the Alberta government announced a number of new and mandatory restrictions in place for the province. Yesterday, it was announced that these requirements will remain in place for at least two more weeks (until January 21).

NorQuest is still planning to start select in-person labs and classes for some students commencing on the week of January 11, 2021. If you are scheduled to be on campus for the Winter 2021 term, the college will contact you with specific details. This situation is developing and we will inform students of any changes as soon as possible.

At this time, we want to remind NorQuest students about how the latest restrictions affect you:

Masks and face coverings

  • Effective immediately, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.
  • All NorQuest students are required to wear a mask or face covering when they are indoors at the college, without exception for physical distance or physical barriers.

Closures

  • The Learner Centre, Office of the Registrar, Student Services, Tutorial Services, Centre for Growth and Harmony, and the AICCC will remain closed. All of these services will be conducted virtually until further notice.

Virtual support is available

We will continue doing our very best to keep you safe. The college remains committed to following direction from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health and Alberta Health Services.

If you have been on campus and feel unwell within 14 days, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to the virus and are being tested, email trackingcovid@norquest.ca and provide the requested information. These resources are designed to help keep NorQuest students safe.

We ask that all students take these new, province-wide restrictions seriously. Please take necessary steps to keep yourselves, your families, and your classmates safe.

Thank you for being understanding, responsible, and patient—and helping to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

 

Jill Matthew
Executive Lead, COVID-19 Public Health Response Team
NorQuest College

December 10, 2020

New COVID-19 restrictions and what they mean for NorQuest

COVID-19 cases have reached a critical peak in Alberta. On December 8, the Alberta government announced a number of new and mandatory restrictions in place for the province. These restrictions take effect at midnight, December 13, and will be in place at least until January 12, 2021.

Here is how the latest restrictions will affect students at NorQuest:

Masks and face coverings

  • Effective immediately, masks are mandatory in all indoor public spaces and workplaces.

  • All NorQuest students are required to wear a mask or face covering when they are indoors at the college.

Closures

  • The Learner Centre, Tutorial Services, Centre for Growth and Harmony, Office of the Registrar, Student Services, and the AICCC will close at 4:30 pm on Friday, December 11. All of these services will be conducted virtually until further notice.

We will continue doing our very best to keep you safe. The college remains committed to following direction from Alberta's Chief Medical Officer of Health and Alberta Health Services.

If you have been on campus and feel unwell within 14 days, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to the virus and are being tested, send an email to trackingcovid@norquest.ca and provide the requested information. These resources are designed to help keep NorQuest students safe.

At this moment, NorQuest is still planning to start the Winter 2021 term on January 4, with in-person labs and classes commencing the week of January 11, 2021. If you are scheduled to be on campus for the Winter 2021 term, the college will contact you with specific details.This situation is developing, and we will inform students of any changes as soon as possible.

Although the scope of these new restrictions extends beyond the reach of our college, we ask that all students take these new, province-wide restrictions seriously. Please take the necessary steps to keep yourselves, your families, and your classmates safe this holiday season.

October 29, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for Winter 2021

We know NorQuest College students have been wondering about what COVID-19 means for our college’s Winter 2021 term. NorQuest has been working on a plan that ensures the health and safety of our students and employees while continuing to provide an exceptional learner experience. Here’s a high-level look at what’s happening for the Winter term:

  • Keeping our students safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is our top priority.

  • The Winter 2021 term will be a hybrid model – mostly online instruction, with some in-person classes and labs on campus.

  • Students who are attending in-person classes and labs will receive more information from their faculty in the near future.

  • Questions about enrolling and/or attending NorQuest can also be sent to info@norquest.ca or call 780.644.6000. Due to the large number of inquiries we are receiving at the moment, a response may take three business days. Please be patient!

  • Selected student services are being re-opened gradually, mainly on an appointment basis:

Service Area Services Available Contact Information
Office of the Registrar Prospect advising, LINC applications, ID cards, and drop-off/ pick-up documentation

Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
By appointment only:
Call 780.644.6000

Student Navigators Preparatory student advising

Tuesday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
By appointment only:
Email student.navigator@norquest.ca

Learner Centre Library and Computer Commons

By seat reservation only:
Visit library.norquest.ca

Indigenous Student Centre Cultural Advisor, Knowledge Keeper, and Indigenous Student Advisor

Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
By appointment only:
Email indigenous@norquest.ca

Testing Centres
(Edmonton and Wetaskiwin)
Disability accommodations and students without necessary technology

Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
By referral and appointment only:
Email testing@norquest.ca

Tutorial and Academic Coaching Tutoring and academic coaching

Tuesday and Wednesday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
By seat reservation only:
Visit norquest.ca/tutor

Disability Services Student requests for on-campus support will be made on a case-by-case basis Virtual appointments remain available.
Call 780.644.6130 or Email assistivetechnology@norquest.ca
Centre for Growth and Harmony Mental health and social work

Thursday
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
By appointment only:
Email wellness@norquest.ca

Office of Student Judicial Affairs Student requests for on-campus support will be made on a case-by-case basis Virtual appointments remain available.
Call 780.644.6490 or Email osja@norquest.ca
Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre All services Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 1:00 – 3:00 pm& aiccc@norquest.ca

 

As a NorQuest College student, you matter! We hope you have a great experience at NorQuest for the Winter 2021 term.

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Frequently asked questions

NorQuest College is taking measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep employees and the community safe and healthy. These frequently asked questions (FAQ) will be updated as the situation changes.