Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

B.C. puts stronger restrictions in place

Update: April 1, 2021

Additional restrictions have been put in place by the Provincial Health Officer to help break the growing chain of COVID-19 transmissions in British Columbia. Amended public health orders were announced on Monday, March 29 and will be in place for three weeks until April 19, 2021.

With this in mind, the college is asking employees to work remotely during this period wherever possible and only attend campus if teaching or providing an approved service on campus. Employees approved to attend campus are reminded to complete the on-campus attendance and daily health check form.

Students, employees and visitors are required to wear a mask in all indoor public areas and where physical distancing cannot be maintained. Please stay home if you feel sick or have new or worsening symptoms. We all have a part to play in keeping each other safe and helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The fitness centres on the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses can continue to offer individual workouts and the COVID-19 Safety Plan is strictly followed. Cafeteria seating at Interurban remains open as cafeterias serving students, faculty and staff at educational institutions are exempt from the closure order.

No indoor social gatherings are permissible. Outdoor gatherings are limited: do not gather with groups of new people, instead please stick with the same group of up to 10 people. Physical distancing is still required even when outdoors.

Please continue to follow the public health orders. While there is relief in sight as the B.C. government’s immunization plan rolls out it is important we do everything we can to get us there.

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Rodney Porter

Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

Camosun College