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.

COVID-19 exposure at Camosun College, Interurban Campus, Centre for Health and Wellness

Update: May 21, 2021

Camosun takes the health and safety of students and employees seriously with a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place. In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case the college follows the protocols in the Go-Forward guidelines and the Return-to-Campus Primer as public health authorities are responsible for determining the notification processes and requirements.

The college was notified on May 19, 2021, by Island Health about a COVID-19 exposure on May 17, 2021, at the Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, Interurban campus. Island Health has initiated contact tracing to identify anyone who has a high-risk exposure. These individuals are being directly contacted for further guidance. Isolation is not required unless Island Health deems an individual as having a high-risk exposure.

Out of caution only, a cleaning team has used the Clorox 360 disinfecting machine in the affected areas.

Illustration of the COVID 19 virus

COVID-19 updates

Past updates detailing Camosun College's response to COVID-19.


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Rodney Porter

Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

Camosun College