COVID Protocols - 2021-22
COVID Protocols - 2021-22
Update: February 10, 2022
*revisions March 30, 2022
With the Government of Saskatchewan announcing the end of their proof of vaccination requirement and masking mandate, I wanted to provide an update regarding how Luther College's health and safety procedures are impacted by this news.
As we’ve said throughout the pandemic, all of these procedures will be regularly updated as required between now and the end of the school year.
- Effective Monday, February 14, proof of vaccination or a negative test will no longer be required of guests visiting our facilities regardless of the reason, or at RHSAA events such as basketball games.
- The Royal Street doors will continue to serve as our guest entrance with access provided by ringing the doorbell to reception.
- Guests are encouraged to rapid test prior to coming to campus.
- Public Health continues to recommend students who test positive for COVID should self-isolate for 5 days.
- Students experiencing COVID-like symptoms are asked to rest at home until symptoms have subsided.
- Please report absences for any reason to email@example.com as usual.
- Masking will no longer be required on our campus effective Tuesday, March 1. As we continue with in-person classes, students are welcome to continue wearing a mask after the mandate lifts.
- As a mask-friendly school, level 2 medical masks will continue to be available in the main office for all students, staff, and faculty. Rapid test kits are also available for students.
- We encourage our students to respect the choices of other individuals, even if one disagrees with those choices.
- The Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre and classrooms will no longer be opened for students to eat their lunches beginning February 28. Students will eat in the cafeteria.
- We will resume meeting for daily Chapel in the Merlis Belsher on March 7.
- Midterm and final exams will be fully in-person.
- We will plan with the assumption that Service Day, All College, Grad, Badminton, Track and Field, Home Concert, Ultimate Frisbee, etc. will be offered in-person.
- Hand sanitization stations will remain in place, not just at our entrances, but at various points throughout the school.
- The school nurse will be available for assistance, Monday to Friday, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
We are committed to ensuring first, and foremost, a safe and healthy community for our students to learn. Naturally, there will be other considerations that arise as we return to “normal” school life. As solutions are worked out, we will be in regular communication with you.I take this opportunity to remind you that we need to proceed with cautious optimism. As exciting as it is to contemplate that we might finally be getting clear of the worst parts of this pandemic, the reality still exists that anything could change at any time, and without much warning. We are prepared to pivot on short notice.
Finally, I thank you for your diligence with COVID protocols, for your flexibility, and for your patient perseverance these past two years.
Mark Anderson, PhD
Head of School /Principal
Luther College must follow all government public health orders, which may change at any time and on short notice.