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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

This web page provides updates to Carlton Trail College’s community about the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak and the steps the College is taking in response to this situation. 

For up-to-date and accurate public health information, visit the Government of Saskatchewan’s website at www.saskatchewan.ca or the Government of Canada's website at www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection 

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Student Loans/Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) and Student Advising
March 26, 2020 Update
 
For students accessing federal or provincial student loans, or Provincial Training Allowance (PTA), please note the following financial updates.
 
Student Loans Repayment Information
Federal - The Government of Canada has announced a plan to pause the repayment of Canada Student Loans and Canada Apprentice Loans. Effective March 30, 2020, all student loan borrowers will automatically have their repayments suspended until September 30, 2020. No payment will be required and interest will not accrue during this time. Students do not need to apply for the repayment pause.
 
Provincial - Effective immediately, a six-month student loan repayment moratorium has been put in place, mirroring a similar federal provision. Student loan repayments will not be collected from borrowers or withdrawn from accounts for six months, beginning March 30, 2020. Students who are able to and who wish to continue payments must contact the National Student Loan Service Center at 1-888-815-4514.
 
Students currently receiving student loan payments will continue to receive these funds through April, as scheduled. Students are encouraged to check their portal account for details.
 
Students may continue to apply for Canada Student Loans. There is no change to the application process.  
 
Provincial Training Allowance (PTA) Information
Students who are currently receiving PTA funds will continue to receive these funds at the end of March, as scheduled. Students can check their portal account for original disbursement details.
 
Student Advising
Carlton Trail College’s student advising team is available to help our students, even at a distance. Students in current programs will have been assigned an advisor. If you are unsure who your advisor is, please contact the College at 1-800-667-2623 or email studentservices@carltontrailcollege.com.  

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 23, 2020 Update

Carlton Trail College continues to support our staff, students and partners, as best possible, during the changing coronavirus/COVID-19 situation. We continue to monitor federal and provincial updates and are committed to following direction from our health authorities and guiding Ministries.

Please note all learning locations (Humboldt, Watrous, Wynyard, Four Winds Learning Centre, Punnichy, Wakaw, Wadena) are closed, until further notice.

Carlton Trail College students have been contacted regarding the status of their specific programs. As program and course updates become available, Carlton Trail College students will be notified directly by College staff. 

If students need more information, we encourage them to contact their instructor directly.

We value everyone in our learning community. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to assist students address these unique learning circumstances. 

Need to contact Carlton Trail College?

For general inquiries and updates:

  1. Visit www.carltontrailcollege.com or follow our Facebook and Twitter channels
  2. Email the College at information@carltontrailcollege.com
  3. Call the Humboldt administrative location at 1-800-667-2623 or (306) 682-2623

Please note while our locations remain closed, staff are working remotely and messages are monitored on a regular basis during the College’s regular hours of 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Prospective students may still view our upcoming programs and courses via our website, or may email us with specific questions.  

Thank you for your patience as we continue to support our learning community as best possible at this time. General updates will continue to be provided online and via Facebook and Twitter – please monitor these channels. 

Continue to refer to saskatchewan.ca for up-to-dateaccurate public health information and follow Saskatchewan’s public health orders. 

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 19, 2020 Update (9:30 AM)
 
Following the Government of Saskatchewan's State of Emergency declaration on March 18, 2020, Carlton Trail College is immediately restricting access to its learning locations.
 
To protect our community, on March 19, all regional learning locations (Watrous, Wynyard, Four Winds Learning Centre, Punnichy, Wakaw, Wadena) will be closed, until further notice. 
 
The Humboldt administrative and learning location is transitioning its operations on March 19 and 20.  As of March 20, the Humboldt location will be closed. 
 
Carlton Trail College is advising its students directly as to individual programming decisions and/or alternate learning scenarios.
 
The coronavirus/COVID-19 situation continues to rapidly develop. The College's closures remain in place, until further notice. 
 
The health, safety and well-being of our community is incredibly important, please continue to follow heath precautions and refer to www.saskatchewan.ca for up-to-date, accurate information. 
 
College updates will continue to be posted online via our website and social media channels.
 
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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 16, 2020 Update (7:00 PM)
 
As the coronavirus/COVID-19 health situation changes and as new information is made available, recommendations and advice to our learning community may change. Please understand there is a need to be flexible to adapt as needed as we work to address pressing concerns.
 
Carlton Trail College remains committed to the health and safety of our staff and students, even in challenging times. To date, there are no known cases of coronavirus/COVID-19 at any of Carlton Trail College’s learning locations.
 

In partnership with the province’s other post-secondary educational institutions, Saskatchewan Regional Colleges are suspending all classes and programming for the remainder of this week.

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, Regional College programs will be offered through alternative delivery options where possible, effective March 23, 2020.

The updated class schedule is as follows:

March 17-20: In-person classes are suspended.

March 20: More information will be provided to students regarding online or alternative delivery, where possible.

March 23: Alternative delivery programming for students will begin, where possible.

Updated information for students will be provided by email from each program.

We appreciate that this is a challenging time for students, faculty and staff.  We will continue to work with you to share information as soon as it becomes available.

At this time, regional college campus/learning locations are not closing. Limited service provision will impact some locations. We strongly encourage individuals to call us at 1-800-667-2623 to determine a location’s level of service and to have specific questions addressed. 

Updated information will continue to be available via our website.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 13, 2020 Update 

In an effort to protect the academic progress of students at Saskatchewan’s post-secondary educational institutions during the current pandemic, and under the leadership of the Ministry of Advanced Education, the province’s post-secondary institutions are meeting regularly as a group to coordinate their individual responses to the disease and to update their existing containment and contingency plans. 

The Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population. However, there is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for individuals 65 and over, and for those with compromised immune systems or underlying medical conditions. 

Carlton Trail College remains committed to the health and safety of our staff and students, even in challenging times. 

Based on consultation with the province’s Chief Medical Health Officer, the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Saskatchewan’s Regional Colleges have agreed on the following risk-mitigation measures to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19): 

  1. Cancellation of non-essential events – Institutions will cancel events not directly tied to the academic progress of students.  
  1. Increased restrictions for all incoming or outgoing travel to other countries – Institutions will immediately increase existing travel restrictions for students, faculty and staff. 
  1. Preparation of online education options – Where possible, institutions will move the delivery of course material and instruction online in order to reduce the need for person-to-person contact. 
  1. Expansion of coronavirus (COVID-19) Risk Mitigation Awareness campaigns – Institutions will further promote education campaigns about the disease, to ensure students, faculty and staff are aware of steps they can take to reduce the risk of infection, including social distancing measures, self-isolation and hygiene techniques. 

These measures are effective immediately. Please note that circumstances surrounding the spread of this disease are evolving rapidly around the world, and additional measures may be required as circumstances change. 

We will continue to meet with provincial educational institutions over the weeks ahead to support a common provincial response to this situation and to act quickly when required. 

Recommended Health Precautions

There are several, basic steps to take to reduce or prevent illness: 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Throw away used tissues as soon as possible and wash hands afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick. 

Health questions and concerns can be directed to Saskatchewan’s HealthLine by calling 811. 

Travel

The College continues to follow Saskatchewan’s travel guidelines. Currently, we are not encouraging international travel and urge individuals to reassess domestic travel arrangements. Recent travelers are strongly urged to monitor their health when they return home. Saskatchewan’s travel guidelines are updated, as required, and are available at www.saskatchewan.ca/coronavirus.    

Personal Responsibility

Carlton Trail College is a diverse community committed to upholding our values of integrity, respect and accountability within a caring, responsive environment. As such, we need to work together to address this wide-ranging public health issue. Follow basic health precautions. Self-monitor your health. Seek out up-to-date health information from reliable sources. 

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) health situation changes and as new information is made available, recommendations and advice may change. We need to be flexible to adapt as needed.     

Please continue to refer to updated information available via our website or contact the College at 1-800-667-2623.

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 11, 2020 Update

The health and well-being of our learning community is a priority to all of us as we continue to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19 ) situation. Senior administration has been meeting regularly to review operational procedures, should any adjustments be needed.

At this time, the risk to Saskatchewan residents remains low.

As of March 11, 2020, there are no laboratory confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the province. However, this situation could quickly change. As of March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the global coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.

This change in outbreak status means the College will continue to connect with federal, provincial and local public agencies to prepare for any operational modifications that may need to occur. We will continue to provide relevant updates.   

Please continue to take these recommended steps to help reduce or prevent illness: 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Throw away used tissues as soon as possible and wash hands afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

 For the most up-to-date and accurate information, visit the following websites:

 Government of Canada

 Government of Saskatchewan

 World Health Organization

 If you have any questions or concerns, call Saskatchewan Public Health Services at: 

  • Saskatoon: (306) 655-4620
  • Regina: (306) 766-7777
  • Prince Albert: (306) 765-6500
  • Melfort: (306) 752-6310

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
March 6, 2020 

Carlton Trail College is monitoring the coronavirus situation to determine possible impacts to our learning community.  As always, the safety and well-being of our students and employees remains a priority.   

At this time, the risk to Saskatchewan residents remains low.

As cases of coronavirus are detected, the Government of Canada and Saskatchewan Public Health will update travel notices and general public information.  As with any health-related outbreaks, the College will diligently follow recommendations from these agencies.

Please continue to take these recommended steps to help reduce or prevent illness: 

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
  • Throw away used tissues as soon as possible and wash hands afterwards.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

 Health precautions and travel advice is provided via the following links:

 Government of Canada

 Government of Saskatchewan

 World Health Organization (WHO)

 If you have any questions or concerns, call Saskatchewan Public Health Services at:

  • Saskatoon: (306) 655-4620
  • Regina: (306) 766-7777
  • Prince Albert: (306) 765-6500
  • Melfort (306) 752-6310

 

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