The safety and well-being of College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) students and employees are at the core of all decisions being made as we continue to monitor COVID-19 (coronavirus).
CNA is committed to following the direction, best practices and protocols of provincial and federal health care authorities. Updates and notices will be posted to this page when issued.
Academic Programs - Continuity Plan NEW!
The Academic Programs - Continuity Plan has been developed to support continued student learning, where possible, for the remainder of the Winter 2020 semester as CNA’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. College of the North Atlantic will be maximizing it’s online learning and alternate delivery capacities to ensure that all possible program deliveries are completed to the best of its ability.
Information Specific to International Students
Office of the Registrar
There are many challenges associated with the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the changes that we are making to our processes may have some impact on our external clients. This section will cover any additional information/forms required to ensure continued business with CNA.
Please login to the CNA SharePoint Intranet Portal with your College Email Address (including @cna.nl.ca) and Password. This area includes helpful guides to ease the transition towards working from home.
All work-related international travel (inbound and outbound) has been suspended (as of March 4). All non-essential travel has been suspended at this time and employees are encouraged to utilize online services to conduct meetings and group conversations.
Individuals returning to Newfoundland and Labrador from domestic travel to provinces or territories within Canada, or from international travel, must self-quarantine (if no symptoms) or self-isolate (if symptomatic) for 14 days (the incubation period for the virus). If they have questions or concerns about their health status, they are asked to contact 811. Employees will be asked to complete an Employee COVID-19 Declaration form that will cover the 14-day period.
Upcoming events and activities
All large-scale gatherings outside of regular program-related activities/curriculum and office-related duties will be postponed until a later date, or they will be cancelled depending on their nature. Employees and students are encouraged to utilize online services to conduct meetings and group conversations.
Room rentals and external use of CNA facilities by community groups and outside agencies have been suspended.
What can I do to protect myself?
You can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 by taking some simple precautions:
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based (60 per cent or higher) hand rub or wash them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as phones, door knobs, keyboards, etc.
- Maintain at least one metre (three feet) of distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Change how you greet people. Instead of a handshake, a kiss or a hug, a friendly wave or elbow bump is less likely to expose you to respiratory viruses.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and transfer the virus.
- Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately. Droplets spread the virus.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you feel you have symptoms, you are asked to call 811. If you are headed into a health centre or hospital you are asked to call in advance. Health care professionals have the most up-to-date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility.
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