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.


Summary of Current Situation

Campus Access:

Medicine Hat Campus:

  • Employees and students are required to scan their ID card upon entry and exit at the security desk. The single point of access is the main entrance.
  • Those who do not have a college ID will be asked to leave their name and office number with security personnel. 
  • The campus will be closed from 11 p.m. – 7 a.m., except for security and cleaning staff.
  • If you are on campus, you must practice social/physical distancing, which requires individuals to remain 6ft. apart from one another. For more information about these measures, please visit Alberta Health Services.
  • All college facilities are closed to public access until further notice.
  • The Cultural Centre is closed until further notice.

Brooks Campus:
The Brooks Campus is closed until further notice.

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 information will be shared with students before the end of July.
  • The Academic Resources Centre has suspended all testing and appointment bookings until further notice. Learn more...
  • All trades programming has been cancelled until the end of June 2020. 
  • Continuing studies courses have been cancelled until further notice.

Supports and Services:

Student services, including counselling, advising, writing support, and academic coaching are still available via alternate delivery methods.

  • MHC's counselling team is available for student sessions via telephone and Skype. Please call 403.529.3819 to make an appointment, or visit our website for COVID-related resources to help with depression and anxiety.
  • If you are an international student experiencing challenges related to COVID-19, please connect with Lulu Guan at lguan@mhc.ab.ca for support.
  • If you have questions and aren't sure who to ask, please email info@mhc.ab.ca and we'll connect you with the right people.

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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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Public Health Resources

How does social distancing work?:


Proper Handwashing Technique: