ABC COVID-19 Response

ABC is committed to preventing the spread of COVID-19 amongst our learning community and responding quickly and appropriately if COVID-19 symptoms or positive cases occur.

 IMPORTANT LETTER FOR STUDENTS (UPDATED JANUARY 20)

 
ABC has developed a Communicable Disease Prevention Policy that outlines steps we are taking to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses including cold, flu, and COVID-19. 
 
 
ABC has also  adopted a Communicable Disease Rapid Response Plan that outlines the steps ABC community members take should they become unwell.  
  • In-person learning at ABC is continuing in accordance with current public health measures in Alberta and Calgary.
  • Masking and physical distancing of two metres is required in classrooms and all other spaces on campus. Instructors may remove their masks while teaching if physical distancing is maintained. 
  • Students continue to have the option to participate in classes virtually.

https://www.abccampus.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/covidupdate.pdf

  1. If you need to get into contact with the librarian please reach her at [email protected] and she will reply as quickly as possible.
  2. Reference items and textbooks can not be checked out, but we will scan sections and email them to you. Notify us as to the title of the item, it’s call number, and the section you need and we will see that you get them.
  3.  The library has a TON of online resources. Check out our Research Resources in the sidebar on the right, and our instruction handouts posted here. I suggest you pay extra attention to our e-books (and the instructions on how to use them) as well as ATLA, our online journal database.
  4. Hand sanitizer will be available at the library entrance and by the book-sale table.
  5. Users will sanitize their workstation when they are finished. Wipes are provided in the library to sanitize workstations.
  6. Restrictions to physical resources may occur if the situation warrants.

How to Get a Hold during Covid

How to Access Library Resources during Covid

HOURS

Tuesday – Friday: 9am-4pm

Saturday – Monday: Closed

*Available by appointment outside of open hours*

All students, faculty, and staff should use the Alberta Health Daily Checklist prior to coming to campus or participating in an in-person ABC event happening off-campus. Symptoms related to COVID-19 include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Chills
  • Painful swallowing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Feeling unwell/fatigued
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Unexplained loss of appetite
  • Loss of sense or taste or smell
  • Muscle/joint aches
  • Headache
  • Conjunctivitis (commonly known as pink eye)

ABC community members who develop any of the core or secondary symptoms should complete our COVID-19 Reporting Form. Completing this form helps ABC staff know how to support members of our community and to monitor any potential outbreaks.

 

Symptom Screening – Alberta Health Daily Checklist
ABC community members pre-screen themselves for symptoms using the Alberta Health Daily Checklist. This tool is updated periodically, but you can always find the latest version here.
 
Anyone experiencing any of the following core symptoms related to COVID-19 is required to isolate for 10 days or until they receive a negative COVID test and their symptoms resolve:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of sense of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose
Anyone experiencing any of the following secondary symptoms related to COVID-19 is required to isolate until their symptoms resolve. A COVID-19 test is still recommended.
  • Chills
  • Painful swallowing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Feeling unwell/fatigued
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Unexplained loss of appetite
  • Muscle/joint aches
  • Headache
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Updates

Jan. 20, 2022 – All college ABC classes will be fully online until February 18 followed by the Reading Break, February 21-25. Current PACE classes will be fully online until February 8. A decision regarding Winter PACE Block 2 courses will be made early February. If you need to come to campus for any reason, please call in advance and make an appointment.

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