Following Successful Summer Pilot, Lambton College Feels Confident in Plans for Fall Term

During the summer pilot that saw approximately 300 students return to the College to complete hands-on lab components, President & CEO Judith Morris indicates feedback on the reopening has been extremely positive.

The success is largely due to the College's new Be Safe, Feel Safe protocols that were implemented prior to the reopening and expanded for the start of the fall term. The College is well prepared to roll out their Hybrid Academic Plan and to safely offer labs on campus, as per the guidelines and input provided by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Sarnia- Lambton Public Health Unit, and Chief Medical Officers at the provincial and federal levels.

Thanks to the tremendous dedication and hard work of faculty, staff and administrators who were involved in the summer programming as well as returning students who were flexible, engaged and committed while respecting the new COVID-19 restrictions and the health and safety of their instructors and peers.

The College is also pleased with the innovation and creativity of staff and students who were able to support their community and hospital through Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) production and eight other collaborative COVID-19 focused R&D projects in the areas of biotechnology, manufacturing, health, IT and social science to support the fight against the pandemic.

“It's really quite something when I think of everything that's been done to get us to this point, all with the goal of protecting the safety of students, staff and community, while ensuring we continue to deliver high-quality programs,” says Morris.

As per the City of Sarnia By-Law requiring the use of masks or face coverings within enclosed publicly-accessible spaces, mask use is mandatory for every person who accesses the campus. The College has also introduced a new Campus Access Training module that is mandatory for faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors attending any of the College's campus locations.

As well, increased cleaning, additional hand sanitizing stations and social distancing guidelines have helped to ensure the safety of everyone who is required to spend time on campus.

As classes resume, the majority of College staff will continue to work virtually, with the intention of having as few people on campus as possible. Students will also be asked to limit their time on campus.

Everyone entering the campus building (each time) will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Staff and students can complete the pre-entry questionnaire on their computer or mobile device or via the Lambton Safe App before arriving at the College.

More details on Lambton's Fall Plan and enhanced safety protocols can be found at lambtoncollege.ca/Future_Students/Stay_Safe,_Feel_Safe_-_Student_Access_Plan which includes a new student experience video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL1FPOemH_A&feature=youtu.be.

Apply With Confidence

Lambton is ready to keep students safe and successful as they study for their future.

There is still space available in many programs for fall. Lambton's Enrolment Team is available to assist with the application process, program information, and other questions about confirming and accepting offers. Enrolment Advisors are available daily for Program Advising appointments or via Live Chat at lambtoncollege.ca.


For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081
Email: jami.kloet@lambtoncollege.ca


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