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 on contingency plans to support students and employees. We continue to act on public health restrictions introduced by the Alberta Government.

It is important that Medicine Hat College students and employees check their college email accounts on a regular basis as important information will be shared through this tool. Details from those updates will posted on this web page daily.


Update: Sunday, March 29

As we prepare to start another week in our new operating environment, Medicine Hat College will remain accessible to students and employees only, with core services still available. We continue to follow the recommendations of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the Government of Alberta.

Access to our college campuses remains restricted to the following entrances. Please carry your college ID at all times.

  • Medicine Hat campus: Main front entrance (near the bookstore and security desk)
  • Brooks Campus: Northeast entrance (near the tennis courts and cafeteria)

New social distancing measures were announced by the government over the weekend that restrict gatherings of more than 15 people. The college will enforce this measure. We also strongly encourage virtual alternatives to face-to-face meetings or group work for both staff and students, such as conference calls or WebEx meetings. If it is necessary to connect face-to-face, for your own safety and the safety of others, adhere to the social distancing guidelines implemented by the Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Thank you for your continued support of these efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Summary of Current Situation 

Classes/Learning:

  • Course delivery resumed on Monday, Mar. 23 via alternate delivery methods.
  • In-person final exams are cancelled. Students should connect with their instructor for alternate exam details.
  • The Academic Resources Centre has suspended all testing and appointment bookings until further notice. Learn more...
  • The Withdraw with a W Grade deadline has been moved to Monday, March 30.
  • Spring semester courses will proceed via alternate delivery methods. Registered students and faculty will receive more information next week.
  • All trades programming has been cancelled until the end of June 2020. 
  • Continuing studies courses have been cancelled until further notice.

Campus Access:

  • Campuses in Medicine Hat and Brooks remain open to employees and students who require campus services, but access is restricted to a single entrance point at each location. Public access to both campuses is now restricted and the Cultural Centre is closed.
    • Medicine Hat campus: Main front entrance (near the bookstore and security desk
    • Brooks Campus: Northeast entrance (near the tennis courts and cafeteria)
  • Please remember to carry your college ID at all times. 
  • Everyone on campus must practice social distancing measures.
College Services:
  • Face-to-face service hours are to 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • The cafeteria is closed until further notice with limited food and beverage service available in Common Grounds.
  • All financial transactions on campus must be completed using debit or credit cards.
  • The Students' Association Office is closed until further notice. If you have any questions, or require access to the student food bank, please contact samhc@mymhc.ca.

Supports and Resources:

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COVID-19 in Alberta

As of March 29, 2020, Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) have confirmed 661 cases of COVID-19 in Alberta.

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).


Maintaining a healthy campus

Medicine Hat College continues to monitor the situation daily based on information and recommendations from AHS. 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:

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

Please visit the Alberta Health Services website for more information about COVID-19 and watch your college email for additional updates.


Public Health Resources

How does social distancing work?:


Proper Handwashing Technique: