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Status of the Fall 2021 Semester

The Fall 2021 semester will be in-person with certain health and safety measures in place.

The first day of classes for AEC and DEC programs is Monday, August 23, 2021. Check your schedule on Omnivox for information on classrooms and times.

New student? You can now explore the campus virtually!

In anticipation of questions and concerns from our community, we have prepared a detailed list of questions and answers below. Should your question or concern not be answered, please send an email to communications@tav.ca 

Updated: August 15, 2021

On this page:

  • Current status
  • Getting vaccinated
  • Questions and answers
  • Information for new students

COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGN

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to ensure a safe and collective return to onsite learning in the Fall. TAV College strongly encourages all students and staff to get vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure the health and safety of yourself and of those around you.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

In anticipation of questions and concerns from our community, we have prepared a detailed list of questions and answers below. Should your question or concern not be answered, please send an email to communications@tav.ca

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Will students be required to wear a mask? (UPDATED)

Yes. Mask wearing will be required for most spaces in the College, with a few exceptions.

Masks will be required when:

  • Circulating hallways, washrooms, and indoor public spaces
  • Using elevators and stairwells
  • Sitting in a classroom

Masks will not be required when:

  • Seated in a cafeteria for a meal or beverage
  • Any outdoor space owned by the College

 

2. If I have not been vaccinated, will I still be able to learn on campus? (Updated)

Yes. Vaccinations are a personal choice and the College cannot enforce mandatory immunization as a requirement for onsite learning. However, certain restrictions may apply to unvaccinated students.

3. If I have not been vaccinated, will I be able to partake in internships?

The College has been informed that most employers offering internships in the Special Education (AEC & DEC) and Early Childhood Education (AEC & DEC) programs will NOT be accepting students who are unvaccinated.

4. What if I don’t feel comfortable going to the College?

The decision that the Government of Quebec made was made with the health and safety of all Quebec students and teachers in mind. As such, we will expect all students to return to campus for full onsite learning unless there is a valid reason (positive COVID-19 results, a note from a doctor, etc.) TAV has put several measures in place to ensure the safety of our community.

5. What kind of additional cleaning measures has TAV put in place?

In addition to the installation of hand sanitizing stations at every entrance and hallway of our buildings, the College has also hired additional cleaning staff to sanitize surfaces at all hours of the working day.

6. Will TAV’s new building be ready for the Fall 2021 semester?

Yes! Our new C building will be operational for student use by the start of the Fall semester.

7. Does TAV have a plan to deal with an emergency?

Yes. TAV has an Emergency Protocol in the event of an outbreak or changes to the epidemiological situation in the province of Quebec.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

8. Will international students be allowed to arrive in Montreal?

International students will be allowed to arrive in Canada to study, under certain conditions:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you will NOT be allowed to enter Canada.
  • Federal quarantine applies to travelers entering Canada. If you can enter Canada and you have no symptoms, you must quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers who arrive(d) after July 5th, and who received a recognized vaccine by the Canadian government, may be exempt from certain quarantine and testing requirements.

Not sure about your situation? Use this web page to find out.

Contact our international admissions advisor by clicking here

9. Will international students be allowed to study on campus?

International students will be allowed to come to campus provided they have:

  • Undertaken the federally mandated 14 day quarantine period in a government-authorized hotel.
  • Do not present any COVID-19 symptoms after their quarantine period.
  • Fully vaccinated travelers who arrive(d) after July 5th, and who received a recognized vaccine by the Canadian government, may be exempt from certain quarantine and testing requirements.
  • Vaccination is free and available to all travelers who enter Canada and an appointment may be made for your 1st dose directly at the Montreal airport. More information here.

 

DEALING WITH COVID-19 SITUATIONS

10. What happens if a student tests positive for COVID-19 before or during the semester?

Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 (or displays symptoms) will NOT be allowed on campus. The following procedure must be undertaken immediately:

  1. They must contact their teachers and the front desk to inform the College that they have tested positive for COVID-19 or are displaying symptoms of the virus.
  2. They must self-isolate and quarantine until they no longer have symptoms of the virus.
  3. The student must take a COVID-19 test both before and after they begin to display symptoms.
  4. Students who have displayed symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 will only be allowed back on campus if they submit a negative COVID-19 test result.
  5. Students who miss an assessment will be accommodated, however, they must provide official documentation.
  6. Teachers must inform their program coordinator of any cases of COVID-19 in their course(s).

 

11. What happens if a teacher tests positive for COVID-19 before or during the semester?

Any teacher who tests positive for COVID-19 (or displays symptoms) will NOT be allowed on campus. Teachers who test positive for COVID-19 will deliver their course online for the remainder of the semester.

The following procedure must be implemented immediately for any teacher who tests positive for COVID-19 or displays symptoms:

  1. Contact and inform your program coordinator or immediate supervisor.
  2. Inform your students via Omnivox and prepare plans for transition to online course delivery for the duration of your quarantine period.
  3. Self-isolate and quarantine until you longer have symptoms of the virus.
  4. Once you can produce a negative COVID-19 result, send this negative test result to your program coordinator and then you may return to campus to continue teaching.

 

12. If I am not vaccinated, and do not intend to be, will the College make any exceptions?

No. TAV College encourages all students to get fully vaccinated as soon as possible. As such is our mandate, unvaccinated students will not be accommodated in any way.

MORE INFORMATION

13. What if I am (or someone close to me is) immunocompromised?

If a student or staff member is immunocompromised, or someone close to them is immunocompromised, solutions will be offered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact marie-lou@tav.ca as early as possible (BEFORE the start of the semester).

14. Will there be an orientation day for new students? (updated)

Orientation sessions will be delivered online via Zoom.

  • August 18, 10:00 AM – Social Science and ALC
  • August 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – Science and Springboard

Students in all other programs will be contacted by their teachers regarding orientation activities.

WILL YOU BE A NEW STUDENT THIS FALL?

Learn about TAV, the resources we offer and the services that are available to help you succeed. We look forward to welcoming you to TAV College!

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