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St. Lawrence College COVID-19 Readiness Plan Receives Government Approval

2020-11-17

St. Lawrence College (SLC) announced today that its COVID-19 readiness plan has been approved by the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, and has been shared with the college’s three local public health partners in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. With this approval, SLC can once again welcome eligible international students who are currently outside the country.  

 

“We’re thrilled to once again be able to welcome international students to our communities with this approval,” said Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO, St. Lawrence College. “The health and safety of our students has always been our number one priority and our COVID-19 readiness plan reflects how we continue to support our students while keeping our communities safe. We appreciate the collaboration between our Ministry and the Canadian government, and of course the support and guidance of our local public health units has been incredible during the pandemic.” 

 

SLC’s COVID-19 readiness plan outlines how the College will manage the mandatory supervised 14-day quarantine period for international students, including arranging where they will be in quarantine, transportation details, and ensuring they get the items they need while in isolation, including food, medications, and access to student supports.  

 

Government of Canada travel restriction changes will allow more international students who wish to travel to Canada for the purpose of continuing and/or pursuing their studies to enter the country. Asymptomatic international students may travel to Canada if they meet the following requirements:  

  • They must be in possession of a valid study permit or letter of introduction  
  • They must be attending a designated learning institution (DLI) with a Government-approved COVID-19 readiness plan 

For more information stlawrencecollege.ca/international

 

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About St. Lawrence College 

St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario, with campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. St. Lawrence College consistently ranks as one of Ontario’s leading community colleges, preparing students for the global economy with relevant, practical, and experiential learning opportunities. Offering over 100 full-time programs, St. Lawrence College is a close-knit community of 10,000 full-time students, and more than 100,000 alumni. 

For more information: 

Laura Tulchinsky 
St. Lawrence College, Communications 
613-329-2451