Georgian College limits in-person activity over COVID-19 concerns

Most students will learn remotely

Anticipating COVID-19 case counts will rise over the holidays, Georgian College has made the decision to reduce in-person activity where possible on campus in January.

In a message sent to students on Wednesday, the college said that at least until Jan. 28, only those students required to have in-person courses in order to meet learning outcomes will have on-campus activity. All other students will learn remotely.

“Only 30 per cent of our students have some in-person activity this term and not all will have exams,” explained Georgian spokesperson Elaine Murray in an email to Barrie 360. “The majority of our exams are online, and those required in-person are handled within small class cohorts. We do not have a separate exam week.”

The earliest date that originally scheduled in-person classes would resume for most students is Jan. 31, the college said in its message.

“By Jan. 14, we’ll advise whether you can expect to return to your program delivery mode in your timetable and as indicated in the program search chart.”

The college said parking will be free for the month of January.