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Update: June 4, 2020

Reminder: deadline for Safe Start Camosun

From COVID-19 Response Coordination Team

The deadline for approval of on-campus course delivery submissions is fast approaching. Components of courses and programs that absolutely need to be on campus and can in no way be delivered remotely need to be submitted to the Safe Start Camosun On-Campus Approval Process by Friday, June 5.

Limiting On-Campus Learning

Due to COVID-19 health considerations and guidance from the Provincial Health Officer, where possible, courses that can be delivered remotely will continue that way. Courses with components that can only be delivered on-campus or require face-to-face instruction will be carried out in a manner that is safe for students and employees.

Priority must be given to courses that allow students to finish off winter courses, courses starting this summer and then looking at courses planned to take place in the fall. Only courses that need to come back to campus for practical components will be approved to do so.

Information Sessions

Since the launch of the Safe Start Camosun, two information sessions have been held using Teams with about 70 people attending. The sessions provided an overview on how to use the website, purpose and a walk through of the forms and processes. Both sessions were recorded and are available on Teams:

Occupational Health and Safety Assessments

To date, more than 50 courses have been submitted for consideration through the Safe Start SharePoint site. The focus has been on connecting approved courses to the necessary student supports, information technology services, occupational health and safety and facilities services. This will involve a substantial amount of planning and preparation. Faculty can also follow the status of their submissions through the Safe Start SharePoint site.

Our first consideration will be always be to keep students and employees safe. We also need to bear in mind our capacity to complete the necessary occupational health and safety risk assessments, planning and custodial efforts that need to occur.

Again, only course components that need to come on campus will be reviewed. We expect the approval process for each course to take approximately two weeks. Once a course is approved, Facilities Services will then need to implement the necessary physical safety measures to get spaces ready to go. This will take additional time with the timing dependent on the nature of the course or program.

Than you for your patience and understanding as we manage and implement this new process.


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Victoria BC V8P 5J2
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