Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATES 

July 10, 2020

 

What has ECLC done since March when the school closed?
• Full time live virtual classes, same curriculum, same outcomes
• Bi-weekly surveys with students
• Bi-weekly meetings and PD with instructors
• Frequent personal contact with students via phone, Facetime, emails, and Zoom
• Virtual social activities 2 to 3 times a week


What’s the current COVID situation in Nova Scotia?
• Health and safety measures still in place but many businesses are now open and operating under the new guidelines.
• Allowed to get together with 10 people with no social distancing inside or outside
• Can get together with a max of 50 people with social distancing.
• Masks recommended (but not mandatory yet) for indoors (shopping, transit, health care)
• We had no cases for more than 2 weeks at the end of June, but we have just had 2 new cases, both from travellers coming into the province.
• Canada’s borders will remain closed to international travellers until July 31st.

 

What is ECLC doing to help get borders open?
• We have written many letters to our government officials.
• We are working closely with Languages Canada and EduNova and government to try to get international students designated as essential travellers
• We have worked closely with Languages Canada to develop the Study Safe Corridor, a detailed procedure to ensure incoming students have a quarantine plan in place when they arrive in Canada.
• We have developed partnerships with specific hotels who will provide a complete quarantine package for 14 days.


What’s next for ECLC?
• The safety of our students, staff, and community are our top priority, so we will be taking things slowly.
• In July, we will be starting some in-person outdoor social activities.
• In August, we will be offering some small in-person classes in the school.
• In September, we hope to have most classes back in the school.
If I register for classes starting in September, can you guarantee I will receive in-person classes?
Our plan is to have in-person classes in September. However, we cannot guarantee that. It will depend on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 situation and the health and safety guidelines in effect at the time.

June 1, 2020

 

The Nova Scotia Government has announced that most businesses are allowed to re-open on Friday June 5th. However, the COVID-19 regulations are still in effect and will severely restrict how businesses operate. No more than 10 people can gather in one place and people must still stay 6 feet (2 meters) apart from each other. While these restrictions continue, it is not possible for ECLC to re-open for in-person classes. We take the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously and have, therefore, decided that we will continue with our live, virtual classes until the end of this term (July 31). At that time, we will re-assess based on the updated government guidelines. Please check back here for further updates.

May 8, 2020

The Nova Scotia Government has announced that public schools must remain closed until the new school year in September, 2020. We do not yet know what this means for ECLC. The Government is talking about lifting some restrictions soon, but there is no definite date and no details yet. Therefore, we will be continuing with our teacher-led virtual classes for at least the next month. We will update when the government makes more announcements.

April 29, 2020

 

The Nova Scotia Government has announced that public schools must remain closed until at least May 15, 2020. This means that due to COVID-19 physical distancing rules, ECLC will also have to remain closed until that time. Therefore, we will be continuing with our teacher-led virtual classes until at least May 15th. We will update when the government makes more announcements.

April 1, 2020

 

The Nova Scotia Government has announced that public schools must remain closed until at least May 1, 2020. This means that due to COVID-19 physical distancing rules, ECLC will also have to remain closed until that time. Therefore, we will be continuing with our teacher-led virtual classes until at least May 1st. We will update when the government makes more announcements.

March 20, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Thanks to all our students and teachers who took part in our live virtual classes this morning! Our first day was a success. Classes will start at 8:45 on Monday morning and will run for the full day.

March 19, 2020 at 4:00 pm

ECLC Live virtual classes will start at 8:45 Friday 20th. Students can log on with their computers, tablets, or phones.  

March 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm

No new updates today.

March 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Students: Please check your email accounts for information notices from ECLC. If you have not received an email, please send us an email to info@eclccanda.com

 

All textbooks will be available for pickup between 9 am and 3 pm tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18th. You can also pick up for your friend(s) to limit the number of people entering our college.  Material fees must be paid to receive.

ECLC is closed until further notice, due to government policies surrounding COVID-19. These are unusual times and require extreme measures to keep everyone safe. We will be supporting students through online sessions and will be offering online learning. This website will be updated daily by 6 pm. Please check back.

March 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm

Students: Please check your email accounts for information notices from ECLC. If you have not received an email, please send us an email to info@eclccanda.com

 

Latest update from the Prime Minister today: Canada will close its borders to everyone except Canadian citizens and permanent residents. All students scheduled to start in March or April should contact us to delay their start date.

 

All textbooks will be available for pickup between 9 am and 3 pm tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17th. You can also pick up for your friend(s) to limit the number of people entering our college.  Material fees must be paid to receive.

ECLC is closed until further notice, due to government policies surrounding COVID-19. These are unusual times and require extreme measures to keep everyone safe. We will be supporting students through online sessions and will be offering online learning. This website will be updated daily by 6 pm. Please check back.

March 14, 2020

East Coast Language College (ECLC) takes the health of its students, staff, and community seriously. Since we learned of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (now called COVID-19), we have been monitoring the Government of Canada’s health updates on the virus to ensure we are taking any necessary steps to protect our students and staff. We are also monitoring Nova Scotia’s government health site.

We understand that both our potential and current students may be concerned about COVID-19 and the effect it may have on their study plans. We wanted to let everyone know that we are aware of the situation and are checking government sites daily for current health updates. It is important that we all keep ourselves informed from official, credible sources about the virus. 

https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/health-safety/travel-health-notices/221

Upon return to Canada:

  • Self-isolate for 14 days after your return from travel outside of Canada. Some provinces and territories may have specific recommendations for certain groups such as health care workers.

  • Monitor your health for fever, cough or difficulty breathing.

  • Wash your hands often for 20 seconds and cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing.

If you develop a fever, cough or difficulty breathing within 14 days:

  • Continue to isolate yourself from others

  • Immediately call a health care professional or public health authority and:

    • describe your symptoms and travel history​

    • follow their instructions carefully

In addition, if you return from Italy, Iran, or Hubei province (China) you will be asked to contact the public health authority in the province or territory where you live or are staying within 24 hours of arriving in Canada and to provide your contact information.

March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Assessment Centres

Nova Scotia has recently opened some COVID-19 Assessment centres where people who have an appointment can go to be tested for the virus. Please read the following guidelines from the Nova Scotia Health website.

Nova Scotians who have travelled out of country and who develop a fever with a temperature of of 38°C or higher, and/or cough, should call 811.

811 will provide direction on what to do next. If there is a need for in-person assessment, 811 will refer to a COVID-19 assessment centre.

Please do not go to a COVID-19 assessment centre without having been referred by 811. We are working to be able to book specific appointment times in the coming days.

Those directed to an assessment centre by 811 will then have a physical assessment on site and based on that a swab will be taken for patients for whom it is appropriate.

For updated information on Coronavirus visit www.novascotia.ca/coronavirus and www.canada.ca/coronavirus

Locations in Central Nova Scotia: (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas)

  • Cobequid Community Health Centre

  • Dartmouth General Hospital

  • Halifax Infirmary

CONTACT US

+1.902.491.1526

info@eclccanada.com

1256 Barrington Street

Halifax NS B3J 1Y6 | Canada

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