Campus re-entry phases

IMPORTANT: We are currently in Phase 3 of our campus re-entry, with increasing on-campus activity and online or blended delivery for most programs.

Our approach

As public health directives permit, students and staff will return to campus in a controlled, phased approach. Here’s a high-level picture of what this will look like.

No more than 25% campus population by campus/building

Timeline: June 1 to July 15

Online program delivery continues. Limited, essential hands-on training resumes on campus to allow students from certain programs to complete the training they need in order to graduate and allow industry training to take place.

Trigger: The Province of Manitoba has implemented Phase 2 of Restoring Safe Services. The pandemic curve is flattened and stay-at-home orders are lifted.

Staff:

  • The majority of College employees continue to work from home
  • Stringent travel restrictions remain in effect

Services returning: Essential services only. Security, Facilities Management, Safety and Health Services, CLPE, Finance, Ancillary, Procurement, ITS, Research. RRC Daycare reopens. Any services returning to campus will return at a limited capacity, and in consultation with leaders in those areas.

Occupancy: Actual numbers for academic and non-academic spaces will vary depending on the size of a room, office, classroom or lab in order to accommodate physical distancing guidelines and other health and safety measures set forth by public health authorities.

No more than 25% campus population by campus/building

Timeline: July 15 to August 30

Online delivery continues, as well as essential hands-on and industry training on campus. Limited number of faculty and students from targeted programs will be permitted to gradually return on campus to undertake essential hands-on training. Any programs with hands-on training that still need time to catch up after Phase 1 will do so.

Trigger: COVID-19 caseload continues to remain low. Public health orders continue to relax rules around gathering. Curve remains flat. Healthcare system capacity remains unchanged or improves. Testing expanded. Continued overall improvement in the province/country.

Staff:

  • Majority of College employees continue to work from home

Services returning: No change from Phase 1, with some limited academic training activity to resume on campus. Any services returning to campus will return at a limited capacity, and in consultation with leaders in those areas. Wherever possible, services should continue to be provided virtually.

Occupancy: Actual numbers for academic and non-academic spaces will vary depending on the size of a room, office, classroom or lab in order to accommodate physical distancing guidelines and other health and safety measures set forth by public health authorities.

No more than 40% campus population by campus/building

Timeline: August 31 to December 31

Online delivery begins for fall term. Some blended delivery for targeted academic programs will begin as well. Limited on-campus activity will continue in Phase 3 with a focus on hands-on learning and industry training activities. Any programs with hands-on training that still need time to catch up after Phase 2 will do so.

Trigger: Based on provincial guidelines and ongoing direction from public health

Staff:

  • Safely bring back employees to campus as public health guidelines allow to support an increase in academic activity taking place on campus, during Phases 2 and 3 of our re-entry plan.

Services returning: Services and staff will return to campus as physical distancing allows. Managers will work on plans for their area and in consultation with Safety and Health Services.

Occupancy: Actual numbers for academic and non-academic spaces will vary depending on the size of a room, office, classroom or lab in order to accommodate physical distancing guidelines and other health and safety measures set forth by public health authorities.

Regular College operations resume on campus

Timeline: TBD

Online and blended learning (i.e. virtual and in-classroom) will continue. College employees who are working from home will return to campus on a department-by-department basis, while continuing to comply with public health directives and physical distancing guidelines. While operations will evolve remote work and virtually learning will continue.

Trigger: Based on provincial guidelines

Events: Convocation, RED Forum, Open House and other key College events/activities resume.

Spaces and services re-opening by phase

IMPORTANT: The following tables apply to all Red River College campuses.

Questions about our return to campus plans? Visit our FAQ.