COVID-19 Update

The well-being of the campus community is our highest priority. Medicine Hat College is monitoring this situation closely and working across college departments as we continue to act on public health measures established by the Alberta Government.

Your active participation in COVID-19 prevention - both on and off campus - is important. Thank you for your continued efforts in keeping our communities healthy.


COVID-19 Orientation

Medicine Hat College encourages community members to participate in our COVID-19 orientation for information regarding safety and prevention measures. Please click the button below to begin the orientation.

COVID-19 Orientation


Campus Updates

Access to college amenities and services varies between our campus locations and will continue to evolve throughout the fall semester. Please click a campus location below to learn more about availability and delivery of campus services, effective Sept. 1, 2020.


Summary of Current Situation

Campus Access:

If you are on campus, you must practice physical distancing, which requires individuals to remain 2m apart from one another. For more information about these measures, please visit Alberta Health Services.

Medicine Hat Campus:

  • Employees who have a swipe card (proxy card/fob) may enter/exit though any electronic access door, there is no requirement to scan in/out at security. All other employees must scan in at the main entrance, but can leave from any exit.

  • Students are asked to enter through the main doors.

  • Those who do not have a college ID will be asked to leave their name and office number with security personnel. 

Brooks Campus:

  • Employees and students can enter through the main doors. Guests of PD's can access the restaurant through the northeast door by the tennis courts.

Classes/Learning:

  • The Fall 2020 semester will be offered through a combination of online and blended (combination of face-to-face and online) learning.
  • Course-specific delivery details are now available. Click here for the course list or visit www.mhc.ab.ca/Fall2020. *If you do not see your course listed here, please refer to the master schedule.


Maintaining a healthy campus

The college community in reminded to practice good hygiene to help protect themselves and others against coronavirus and all respiratory illnesses.

Good hygiene practices include:

  • staying at home and away from others if you are feeling ill
  • washing your hands
  • avoiding contact with your face
  • coughing into your elbow or shoulder
  • sanitizing high touch areas of your workspace, vehicle and home
  • contacting your primary health provider or 811 Health Link if you have questions or concerns about your health

COVID-19 in Alberta

For the latest provincial updates on the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Alberta Government website.

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811. For information about self-isolation, please visit Alberta Health Services (AHS).


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Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Do If I Think I Have COVID-19?

If you have symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing and have travelled outside Canada or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, stay home and call Health Link 811. If you are not seriously ill, do not go to a physician’s office, a health care facility or a lab without consulting with Health Link 811 first. Call 911 if you are seriously ill and need immediate medical attention and inform them that you may have COVID-19.


How does COVID-19 spread?

COVID-19 is believed to be spread mainly by coughing, sneezing or direct contact with someone who is sick with COVID-19 or with surfaces they have recently touched.


What is the risk?

The risk of exposure in Alberta is still assessed as low at this time, however we anticipate this risk may increase in the coming weeks.

A higher risk does currently apply to people who develop a fever and/or cough or shortness of breath AND meet certain criteria.

Please visit Alberta Health Services for more information.


How to prepare?

For Albertans looking to prepare for COVID-19, Alberta public health officials are recommending the following:

  • Create of a household plan of action
  • Practice of good personal health habits
  • Be prepared for changes to a child’s school or care facility closure
  • Plan for potential changes at work or school

Please visit Alberta Health Services for more information.


What is a coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause respiratory illness in people, ranging from mild common colds to severe illnesses. Others cause illness in animals. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people, and more rarely, these can then spread from person to person through close contact. Novel coronaviruses are new strains of the virus that have not been previously identified in humans.

If I cannot finish High School/Post-Secondary or my High School/Post-Secondary results are delayed, will my admissions be affected?
Absolutely not! We will find ways for your pathway to continue and for you to access your education at Medicine Hat College. Both us, and your school are likely already working together to help you out if this should occur.


Postal services are down or limited in my area/country and I need to send you official transcripts. What are my options?
Unofficial transcripts can be sent to admissions@mhc.ab.ca.


I need to present English Language Proficiency but all the testing centres are currently closed in my country. What should I do?
Please email admissions@mhc.ab.ca for direction.


Who should I contact? I have questions about:


If I cannot attend Medicine Hat College due to travel or other restrictions, will I lose my deposit?
As the situation evolves, different information and differing situations will need to be considered. Students for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 should continue to check their email as this is the way we will be delivering information relevant to your specific situation.

Please visit Source for employee updates and resources related to the COVID-19 situation.

Public Health Resources

How does social distancing work?:


Proper Handwashing Technique: