The College’s management is closely monitoring the developments in the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19)
Last update - March 23rd, 2020 : In accordance with the Government of Quebec announcement, on March 22nd, during the press conference, all schools in Quebec, including all the Marie- Victorin College campuses, will be closed until May 1st, 2020. Given this situation, the courses, training and internships in regular education, continuing education and business services will not take place during this period. Students will not be able to access the usual premises. In the current circumstances, it is important to follow the instructions of our Government and to follow the advice of Public health specialists who are disseminated by reliable sources of information and who allow us to keep an informed view on the situation.
The actions we take will make a difference and will reduce the risks of infection for people whose health is fragile. At the same time, we must also take care of ourselves: the need to isolate ourselves physically should encourage us to turn to electronic tools and social media to communicate with each other and thus maintain social relationships essential for our balance.
The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that people follow certain rules to limit the spread of the epidemic. In this sense, the College’s management is concerned to comply with the directives of the province's director of public health which are updated on a regular basis.
For more information on the COVID-19 situation in Quebec, visit the following website: Quebec.ca/coronavirus.
The first form of prevention against COVID-19 is washing your hands
We also recommend that you follow the guidelines of the Public Health Agency of Canada to reduce the risk of infection or spread. Also, various preventive measures have been implemented at the College.
You are returning from abroad
On March 12th, 2020, the Government of Quebec is asking that all public sector employees returning from abroad or who have flu-like symptoms be placed in voluntary self-isolation for 14 days. Marie-Victorin College is also asking that students who are in the same situation must respect the 14-day isolation period. We also invite you to consult the general information measures provided by the Government of Quebec on the coronavirus (COVID-19).
You believe you've been in contact with someone who may be contagious
If you have been in contact with someone who has travelled abroad with symptoms or if during your daily activities you think you have been in contact with someone who may be contagious, stay at home and consult the general information measures provided by the Quebec government on the coronavirus (COVID-19).
You think you have symptoms
Stay home and consult the general information measures provided by the Quebec government on the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Contact : 1-877-644-4545. They will be able to guide and inform you adequately.
Avoid all non-essential travel outside Canada
As stipulated in the press release sent by the Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Education on March 12th: "As a preventive measure and in order to protect services to the public, travels outside Canada of all Quebec Government employees that were to be carried out in the exercise of their duties are no longer authorized as of today, until further notice. This measure also applies to all trips outside Canada by students for various purposes, including school outings, internships, student exchanges, international mobility programs, competitions and seminars."