Victoria Avenue East campus

Campus Access & Safety

Campus AccesS & Safety

Recent updates made to this page
  • Thursday, April 29 at 3:50 p.m. - General updates to remove COVID restrictions no longer in place.
  • Thursday, February 24 at 3 p.m. - Removed Communal Food section as there are no longer restrictions around communal food
  • Thursday, February 10 at 4:48 p.m. - Updated Fitness Centre section
  • Thursday, January 27 at 10:12 a.m. - Updated Procedure documents for staff and students with symptoms of COVID-19
  • Wednesday, January 26 at 2:30 p.m. - Updated visitor access section
  • Monday, January 17 at 9:45 a.m. - Updates to Face Masks
  • Tuesday, January 4 at 9:50 a.m. - minor updates to the "Procedure for responding to staff/students with symptoms of COVID-19" documents

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.

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.

College campuses continue to be a mandatory mask environment until June 6, 2022.

Visitors

Visitors to Assiniboine campuses are permitted. Please follow entrance symptom screening procedure.

Face masks must be worn. See guidance on face masks in the section below.

Face Masks

All Assiniboine campuses and sites continue to be mandatory mask environments. With the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant, quality masks and face coverings are of increased importance.

The college has generally followed guidelines for acceptable masks provided by the Province of Manitoba. That general guidance can be found here.

The Province recommends that masks should made of at least two (2) layers of a tightly-woven material (cotton or linen is acceptable) and should fit snugly against your face with no significant gaps.

While the Province also allows scarves, bandanas, and neck gaiters, these will no longer be acceptable at Assiniboine.

The college will have acceptable masks available for those who may not have a mask that meets these standards. If a mask or face covering worn by a staff member or student does not meet the minimum standard, they may be asked to wear a college-supplied mask.

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. 

Fitness Centre

The Fitness Centre at our Victoria Avenue East campus is open to all staff and students. Staff and students may use their own ID card to access the facility.

Rules and Information

  • Masks are required while you are entering and exiting the facility and may only be removed while actively exercising.
  • The Centre will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
  • 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 be mindful of the comfort level of others and maintain distance from other patrons where possible.
  • No guests are permitted to be in the Centre, even if they accompany a student or staff member.

There are no exceptions to the above stated rules and limitations. All 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.

See the Fitness Centre webpage for more information.

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

Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit your school office for more information.

Library

Assiniboine Library has returned to regular operation. View our About the Library and Library Services pages for more information about our offerings. Also view our Library webpage for access to our resources.

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.

You can also place your order online here or call (204) 725-8721.