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Thanksgiving Holiday, COVID-19 and Fall Study Week Information

As cases of COVID-19 continue to grow across our province (and the world), and restrictions regarding social gatherings continue to evolve, it is imperative that we all do our part to ensure the health and safety of our campus communities and the communities in which we live and work. The Ontario Government announced on Friday that effective October 3, 2020, private social gatherings and social circles have been suspended. This means that we must all refrain from gathering with individuals outside of our immediate households. 

With the Thanksgiving break coming up this weekend, it is important that we do our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and adhere to public health guidelines. This means avoiding social gatherings, staying within our household units, practising social distancing and wearing masks at all times when in public.

Our collective efforts help ensure we are doing all we can to support the broader societal effort to minimize the spread of the virus which will ultimately enable us to return to a new state of normal operations. 

Unless noted below, all Algoma University facilities and offices in Brampton, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins will be closed during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend (Saturday, October 10th through to Tuesday, October 13th at 9 AM). 

All campus offices will remotely reopen on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 as per standard operating hours. 

Fall Study Week runs from Tuesday, October 13th through Friday, October 16th, with classes resuming on Monday, October 19th. 

Algoma University – Brampton Campus:

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM (campus access)
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM (campus access) 
  • Monday, October 12, 2020: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, October 13- Friday, October 16, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 9:00 PM (campus access, office hours by APPT ONLY: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Algoma University – Timmins Campus (Northern College site):

  • The Northern College campus will be closed for the Thanksgiving long weekend, resuming regular hours Tuesday, October 13, 2020. For more information, on COVID related campus protocols, visit COVID-19 Updates & FAQs.

Algoma University – Sault Ste. Marie Campus:

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020: CLOSED (except as noted below)
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020: CLOSED (except as noted below)
  • Monday, October 12, 2020: CLOSED (except as noted below)
  • Tuesday, October 13- Friday, October 16, 2020: OPEN 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM

Algoma University Bookstore:

  • Friday, October 9, 2020, to Monday, October 12, 2020: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, October 13 to Friday, October 16, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Arthur A. Wishart Library:

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020: CLOSED
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020: CLOSED
  • Monday, October 12, 2020: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 13, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 8:00 PM
  • Friday, October 16, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

IT Service Desk:

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020: OPEN 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020:  CLOSED
  • Monday, October 12, 2020: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, October 13 to Thursday, October 14: OPEN 8:00 AM- 7:30 PM
  • Friday, October 16, 2020:  OPEN 8:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Computer Labs:

The computer lab in NW203 will be available for student use from 8 a.m. to 12 midnight 7 days a week but hours have been revised for this upcoming Thanksgiving Weekend.

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020: OPEN 8:00 AM- Midnight
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020:  CLOSED
  • Monday, October 12, 2020: CLOSED
  • Tuesday, October 13 to Thursday, October 14: OPEN 8:00 AM- Midnight
  • Friday, October 16, 2020:  OPEN 8:00 AM- Midnight

George Leach Centre (GLC):

  • Saturday, October 10, 2020: OPEN 7:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, October 11, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Monday, October 12, 2020: OPEN 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 13- Friday, October 16, 2020: regular operating hours.

COVID-19 RELATED UPDATES

Algoma University continues to actively monitor the evolving situation and remains in regular contact with health officials. We will continue to provide ongoing updates to students/staff/faculty as needed and ensure that the appropriate prevention and response measures are taken.

Thank you once again for reviewing and adhering to the measures outlined within this update. For ongoing updates including recent memo’s, FAQ’s and more, please visit the www.algomau.ca website dedicated COVID-19 page or contact the covid@algomau.ca email address. Should an emergency or issue of urgency arise, please contact Brianne Pringle at 705-542-2886.

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