COVID-19

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

COVID-19 Update: September 22

Briercrest Christian Academy, College, and Seminary has no new cases of COVID-19 to report. The positive case has recovered and was cleared to returned to dorm and face to face classes last Thursday, Sept. 17. There are no active cases on campus at this time.

Proactive campus health guidelines continue to be successful

We continue to monitor students and staff for symptoms through a daily health tracking and notification system.

Measures in place for ongoing student care

Briercrest continues to work closely with the Saskatchewan Health Authority to maintain proper health and safety protocols. We are monitoring students and staff for symptoms through a daily health tracking and notification system. All students on campus have signed waivers indicating that they will adhere to Briercrest’s health guidelines, including daily health screening, the wearing of masks, and maintaining social distancing.

Testing policies and procedures

Any student displaying symptoms will be isolated until they either test positively and move to quarantine or receive a negative COVID-19 test result. 

For students needing to self-isolate, Briercrest has designated a dorm space that allows them to isolate comfortably and continue with their classes online. These students will also be included in the social aspects of life on campus digitally and through safe visits through windows.

Weekly updates to follow

Briercrest plans to release a COVID-19 update weekly for the Fall semester.

Read last week's COVID-19 update here.

What you need to know

Fall 2020 Course Delivery
  • Briercrest Christian Academy and Briercrest College will provide on campus, in-person programs this fall.
  • Briercrest Seminary is offering its programs online for Fall 2020
  • The Kaléo Program is proceeding with its Fall 2020 semester in accordance with B.C. Health Guidelines. Details
Check In Days
  • For Briercrest College, student check-in day is Monday, Setpember 7th
  • For Briercrest Christian Academy, student check-in day is Tuesday, September 8th
Campus Facilities
  • All Briercrest facilities are currently closed to the public.
  • The Husky, Subway, and Pilgrim Centre Coffee Shop remain open, but there is no longer in-store dining in these locations.
  • The Archibald Library is open as of September 8th. To review our services for off campus students, please visit https://www.briercrest.ca/library/offcampus/. For research assistance, or to ask questions, please email library@briercrest.ca.

Events
  • All events at Briercrest are cancelled for the foreseeable future.
Graduation
  • In March 2020, Briercrest College and Seminary’s graduation ceremony was postponed until further notice.
General Information

For COVID-19 information from the Province of Saskatchewan, please use the links below.

 

Updates will be posted regularly as Briercrest’s status and/or circumstances change amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Briercrest is proceeding in line with the directives of the Saskatchewan Health Authority in its commitment to the safety of the members of our Briercrest community.

The way Briercrest Seminary set up the distance learning was convenient for my life circumstances, and never hindered the amount of learning and community I would have experienced being on campus full time.
Mary-Lynne Eggink (Seminary)