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Victoria Avenue East campus

Campus Access & Safety

Campus AccesS & Safety

Recent updates made to this page
  • Tuesday December 7 at 1:37 p.m. - Updated mask use in the Fitness Centre section
  • Wednesday October 27 at 9:52 a.m. - Updated Visitor Access section
  • Monday October 25 at 12:43 p.m. - Updates to the Fitness Centre access section
  • Tuesday, October 5 at 10:21 a.m. - Updates to the Entrance Screening protocol for greater clarity; updates to the procedures for responding to staff and students with symptoms of COVID-19
  • Thursday, August 5 at 11:55 a.m. - Assiniboine campuses remain mandatory mask environments
  • Friday, June 25 at 10:05 a.m. - Fitness Centre re-opening information
  • Tuesday, June 15 at 7.10 p.m. - Entrance Protocol updated

Assiniboine continues to prioritize safe operations for our college community. Fall marks a return to campus for many staff and students. Throughout the transition back to welcoming students and staff to campuses as necessary, we will keep this page updated with the most up-to-date health and safety information and guidelines.

For the latest on all provincial guidelines and restrictions, visit gov.mb.ca/covid19.

In the COVID-19 environment there are some modifications to the college's policy environment. You can find all of these policies on our Policies webpage.

Campus Access for Students

Access Details & Hours

Victoria Ave East campus

OPEN to students Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to midnight.Vacating of premises commences at 11 p.m.

After 6 p.m. on weekdays and on the weekends, access to the campus will be through door B on the west side of the building. After 10 p.m., access is via I.D. swipe card or by calling security. Everyone must sign in and out at the security kiosk.

Staff have access on the weekends or after hours via I.D. swipe card.

Len Evans Centre for Trades & Technology
(North Hill campus)

OPEN to students Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (5 p.m. on Fridays). Staff have access on the weekends or after hours via I.D. swipe card.

Manitoba Institute of Culinary Arts
(North Hill campus)

OPEN to students Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (5 p.m. on Fridays). Staff have access on the weekends or after hours via I.D. swipe card.

Winnipeg campus

OPEN to students by appointment and staff as required.

Parkland campus

OPEN to students Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Contract and rotating sites

While general college practices and procedures will be the default, each contract site will need to be examined to determine if localized safe work procedures are required. 

Coming to Campus

Entrance Protocols and Screening

At all Assiniboine campuses, staff, students and visitors will be required to self-screen for COVID-19 before entering the building. Self-screening questions will be clearly marked on signage at all entrances.


1. Are you sick? Have you been exposed to COVID-19? Complete the Shared Health Screening tool online.

2. Have you travelled in the past 14 days? You may need to self-isolate. Check manitoba.ca/covid19/travel for the most up-to-date requirements for travellers.


Upon entering the building, you are required to sanitize your hands thoroughly at the stations set up at each entrance. You must wear a face mask at all times while on campus.


If you are a visitor to campus, please visit assiniboine.net/visitoraccess for the most up-to-date vaccination requirements and entrance procedure.

COVID-19 Safety Orientation Video

Visitors

All visitors to Assiniboine campuses must be fully vaccinated in accordance with Assiniboine’s COVID-19 Campus Access Policy.

If you are a visitor who plans to access any of Assiniboine’s campus, you must adhere to the following:

  • To access campus, you must be fully vaccinated.
  • You must log your visit and attest to your vaccination status upon entry to campus. You can scan the QR code on the signage you will see at the entrance to campus or visit at assiniboine.net/log to do so.
  • You should carry your proof of vaccination on your person when you come to campus.
Directional Signage

While on campus, please follow any posted signage and travel in the most direct route to and from your destination.

Some corridors may require one-way traffic to better facilitate movement and support physical distancing. If this is the case, one-way corridors will be clearly marked. Follow floor markers where applicable.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Face Masks, Shields and Coverings

Our campuses and sites will continue to be mandatory mask environments and we require staff and students to wear some form of face covering in classrooms, shops and labs. For example, in places other than classrooms, shops and labs, once seated and physically distanced, individuals may remove their mask for the purpose of eating or drinking.

The exemptions for people unable to wear a mask provided under the public health orders will also continue to apply, though these situations have been extremely rare in the college environment.

Hand Sanitizer

The college has installed additional hand sanitizing stations across campuses and will continue to add more.

PPE Availability

Assiniboine currently has a robust supply of the following personal protective equipment (PPE) and disinfectants in-stock. Please note availability will change based on supply and demand.

ITEM

TYPE

Thermometers

Hand-held laser measure

Sneeze Guards – Desk Top Model

Clear Plexiglas desk-top models

Protective Gloves

  • Latex

  • Nitrile

Hand Sanitizer - Wall Mounts

  • Wall dispenser, pump style

  • Wall dispenser, auto dispensing

Hand Sanitizer - Personal Bottles

  • 235ml bottles (gel)

  • 500ml bottles

  • 1L spray bottles

Face Masks - N95

Various styles (not required for daily use)

Face Masks - Non-Medical

Disposable and non-disposable

Face Shields - Disposable

Available for labs

Clorox Total 360

Electrostatic disinfecting system

Downloadable Resources

Posters

Your Actions Matter Poster

Help Prevent The Spread of COVID-19 Poster

Communal Food Poster

The Only Filter You Need Poster

Benefits of Mask Wearing and Face Coverings Poster

Keep Communal Areas Clean Poster

Procedures & Plans
Multi-Language Posters

Fact Sheet: About coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Fact Sheet: How to quarantine (self-isolate) at home when you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and have no symptoms

Fact Sheet: How to isolate at home when you may have COVID-19

Spaces on Campus

Cleaning

The college has adopted cleaning protocols to ensure that buildings are safe for students, staff and visitors. In addition to regular cleaning, the Facilities staff is sanitizing frequently touched surfaces more often. Each room has been deep cleaned with all surfaces wiped and disinfected. 

Communal Food

Communal Food Requirements

Assiniboine has developed new communal food requirements to ensure the safety of staff and students. “Communal food” refers to any food shared among staff and students in any form of communal setting within any college location. 

Key conditions surrounding communal food include:  

  • Communal food must be available only in single servings.  
  • Food can be shared only if portions are individually wrapped in protective material.  
  • Staff and students MUST adhere to social distancing while partaking in communal food. 
  • Communal cutlery is not permitted. 
  • Shared condiments are not permitted. 

Common Food Areas

Assiniboine recognizes that there are many areas throughout the college where staff and students use common areas, items and surfaces for food and drink needs. These areas and items include, but are not limited to:

  • Lunch rooms
  • Micro-kitchens
  • Microwaves
  • Water dispensers

Please clean and disinfect tables, microwaves, water dispensers and other commonly handled items before and after each use.

When using these areas and items, staff and students must do their part in keeping the area safe:

  • Keep your distance from others and do not congregate in common spaces .
  • Eat only in designated spaces where there is a hand washing station, disinfectant supplies and adequate space to maintain distance from others.
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially when touching common surfaces.
  • Use a barrier, like paper towel, when possible on high touch items.
  • Consider taking breaks and eating outside when the weather allows.
  • Remove your garbage immediately after using common areas.
Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre at our Victoria Avenue East campus is currently available only to those who can provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, per provincial public health orders.

Effective November 1, Fitness Centre access will be granted with temporary-use cards, administered by the Students’ Association (SA).

Access Card Pick-Up

  • Booking will remain the same, and one-hour slots must be booked through Outlook. Find further instructions below.
  • Immediately prior to your booked slot, visit the Students’ Association Office in Room 413 to pick up your temporary access card.
  • Bring your immunization card and photo ID with you to pick up you access card. SA staff will verify your vaccination status by scanning your MB Immunization Card and checking your photo ID.
  • SA staff will then provide you with a Fitness Centre access card. Use this to swipe into the Centre.
  • Return your temporary access card to the SA immediately after each booking.

Booking

  • You must book your session at the Fitness Centre in advance. Visit your Outlook Calendar. See further instructions: Staff, Students.
  • When booking your session at the Fitness Centre, please be mindful to share 'popular’ times. Booking will be based on the honour system and is available on a trial basis.

Rules and Information

  • Masks are required while you are entering and exiting the facility and may only be removed while actively exercising.
  • A maximum of three people will be permitted to book the Fitness Centre at one time.
  • Staff and students wishing to use the facility MUST pre-book their time per above instruction.
  • Sessions are limited to one hour per person per day.
  • The Centre will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be closed when the college is closed (example: public holidays, winter break).
  • With the hours as above, the last time slot available to be booked is 3 - 4 p.m. Temporary access cards must be returned to the SA by 4 p.m. each day.
  • Patrons are required to use the hand sanitizer stations at the entrance to the facility and practice physical distancing with anyone else in the facility.
  • Patrons must wipe equipment before and after use with provided disinfecting supplies.
  • No guests are permitted to be in the Centre, even if they accompany a student or staff member. Only those with an accepted booking are permitted.

There are no exceptions to the above stated rules and limitations. All fully vaccinated staff and students are welcome to use the Fitness Centre; they do not need to have their studies or their workspace based out of the Victoria Avenue East campus.

Gym

The Victoria Avenue East Gym is closed to all unorganised activities for the foreseeable future in an effort to maintain the health and safety of our campus community, as well as to address any potential academic priorities of this space. An unorganised activity is an activity not pre-approved or authorised by the college. Further details will be made available as to when the gym will reopen at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact the scheduling coordinator at eventrequest@assiniboine.net or by calling 204.725.8751. 

Test Centre

The Test Centre is currently operating with new limitations and procedures in place, serving the following groups:  

  1. Accessibility and Disability Services testing 
  2. Admission testing 
  3. Assiniboine students writing missed tests, re-writes and supplemental exams 
  4. Assiniboine Distance Education students 
  5. Individual external testing 
  6. External contacts 

In line with the Province’s public health and safety recommendations, the Test Centre will do the following:

  • Adhere to physical distancing by implementing a decreased capacity of three test takers, scheduling tests accordingly and improving traffic flow.
  • Provide the appropriate PPE for staff and provide masks for students upon request.
  • Increase sanitization procedures, including disinfecting between uses.

When a student has been scheduled for a test, they will receive an email with a link to the COVID-19 screening tool and may only write their test if it is safe to do so.

To inquire about booking a test, contact  testcentre@assiniboine.net.  

Lockers

To support physical distancing, fewer lockers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information will be posted once the process for allocating lockers has been confirmed.

Please note that due to the blended delivery of many classes, there may be a decreased need for lockers that should align with availability.

Learning Spaces

Students in courses with a blended delivery method will receive details about when to come to campus for their classes and about any personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.

Classrooms  

There has been a detailed examination of each classroom space to establish capacity with physically distanced workstations. All classrooms and furnishings will be arranged to support physical distancing. 

Shops and Labs 

Academic staff have developed safe work procedures (including PPE requirements) for specialized program areas to support physical distancing or to mitigate risks where physical distancing can’t be maintained.   

Library

While the Library is generally open for in-person help (view our library hours), in-depth research and citing help is available online Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Fill out a Help Request form any time and our Library team will provide assistance during open hours.

Library items may be borrowed at this time and can be requested through our Library Materials Request form. For information on how to return library items, view our Returning Library Items During COVID-19 page.

Assiniboine will continue to provide timely updates on this and any additional changes that may occur.

Bookstore

The bookstore is physically located at the Victoria Avenue East campus and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday for students to collect online orders.

Due to COVID-19 the bookstore is not open for general browsing however staff are on hand and available via phone to assist with student questions. Please place your order online here or call (204) 725-8721.