Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 updates for tav college

THIS WEB PAGE HAS BEEN CREATED TO ACT AS AN OFFICIAL POINT OF REFERENCE FOR ALL UPDATES AND INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) AT TAV COLLEGE. PLEASE REFER TO THE LINKS BELOW.

You are also invited to visit us on our social medias where we will be posting frequent updates.

IF YOU ARE DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS

Any staff member or student displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must not come in the building and call 514-644-4545 for guidelines. If somebody you live with, or have been in direct contact with, has been affected by COVID-19, you must not come to the College for 14 days and inform us by email at: covidreport@tav.ca

THE LATEST information: FALL AT TAV COLLEGE

To deliver the most effective academic experience for students, TAV College has decided to proceed with a combination of online, onsite, and hybrid lectures. Following directives of the Ministry of Education to maximize onsite presence for first year, pre-university and students with speacial measures, the college has undertaken an ambitious plan to maximize on-site classes whenever possible, while fully adhering to the guidelines of public health officials. Student schedules, will be accessible through the Omnivox portal and will indicate if a class is on-site or online.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

  • Mask wearing will be mandatory in all common areas for students and teachers. 
  • Lockers will not be accessible.
  • Mask wearing will be mandatory when standing up or getting to and from your seat in classrooms.
Protocols for staff and students (fall 2020)

The college established the following protocols for all students and staff entering the premises. 

  • Upon entering the building, all students will be required to disinfect their hands with hand sanitizer that will be provided by the college.  There will be a sanitizer station immediately at the entrance as well as additional stations on each floor 
  • Any staff member or student displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must not come in the building and call 514-644-4545 for guidelines. If somebody you live with, or have been in direct contact with, has been affected by COVID-19, you must not come to the College for 14 days and inform us by email at: covidreport@tav.ca
  • Disposable masks will be distributed on the 1st and 2nd day of class. After the second day of class, disposable masks, as well as face visors, will be available for purchase. (disposable, surgical mask: $1, disposable, N95 mask: $3 and plastic face visors: $5) Cash only.
  • Mask wearing will be mandatory in all common areas for students and teachers. 
  • Mask wearing will be mandatory while standing up or getting to or from your seat in classrooms.
  • Once seated, students may remove their masks. 
  • Classroom seating’s will be arranged so that students are 1.5 meters apart from each other. 
  • Before and after each class, tables and chairs will be sprayed with disinfectant. 
  • Student schedules have been arranged into either morning or afternoon blocks. Students are asked to leave immediately after class and not linger around the building between classes so as to minimize the number of students in common areas. 
  • All examinations will be held on campus, even for courses offered fully online.
  • Most classes will have an online component, so students will need access to a computer, speaker, microphone, webcam, and high-speed internet connection.
Classes

All classes will have an online component. Students will need access to a computer, high-speed internet, a webcam, and a microphone. This is mandatory for all students registering for Fall 2020. All TAV College students will have access to Microsoft Office 365 free of charge.

Classes in the Fall 2020 term will be delivered with a combination of online and on-campus components. For the on-site components of the Fall term, the College is committed to providing small group interactions that respect all social distancing and health guidelines issued by the Quebec government. The College is working on a clear set of rules and guidelines for on-site components.

  • All courses will include in-class components for activities and demonstration, specifically those that require a physical demonstration of skills and competencies. All laboratories and tutorials will be done on-site.
  • On-site classes will be offered in smaller groups so that social distancing recommendations are followed. Clear guidelines will be sent out and made available as the situation evolves and social gathering guidelines are lifted.

Keeping health and safety as a priority, on-site component of courses will be recorded and uploaded for students who are unable to attend.

R-scores for the Fall 2020 will be calculated. Seeing as TAV College aims to ensure quality, fairness and equivalence for all evaluations, all examinations will take place on-site, at TAV College. They will be invigilated and set-up in more than one classroom to ensure social distancing. This does not include evaluations that can be done from home (e.g.: term papers, written projects, etc.). However, some exceptional circumstances may allow students to complete their evaluations from home. Under these conditions, students must have a webcam that can be placed behind them. A webcam built-in a computer or monitor may not be used for these evaluations. Students completing these evaluations will be invigilated.

Accessing the building

Any staff member or student displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must not come in the building and call 514-644-4545 for guidelines. If somebody you live with, or have been in direct contact with, has been affected by COVID-19, you must not come to the College for 14 days and inform us by email at: covidreport@tav.ca

  • Upon entering the building, all students will be required to disinfect their hands with hand sanitizer that will be provided by the college.  There will be a sanitizer station immediately at the entrance as well as additional stations on each floor.
  • Disposable masks will be distributed on the 1st and 2nd day of classes. After the second day of classes, disposable masks, as well as face visors, will be available for purchase at the front desk (disposable, surgical masks $1 – disposable, N95 masks $3 – Plastic face visors $5) Cash only.
  • The College building will be opened every day from 7:30am till 10:00pm.
  • Students may be able to access the building to use the classrooms, and computer labs as study areas. All those who access the building must do so while following strict social distancing guidelines and the College protocol. Any student or employee who does not adhere to the
    protocol will be asked to leave the premises immediately.
Financial Aid services

Financial aid service is available by email: afe@tav.ca, by phone or by appointment only. There will be no “drop-ins” allowed. Please contact the front desk for more information.

Admission, Registration and Advising
  • All new students will be contacted by a student advisor to schedule a video conferencing meeting or a phone meeting for advising and course selection.
  • All returning students may contact their student advisor for a video conferencing meeting or a phone meeting for advising and course selection.
  • For new students: All admission tests (AEC and DEC) for language proficiency will be completed on-site by appointment only. Students will be referred to the program’s student advisor for instructions and procedure.
(Staff Only) Support for teachers
  • For information on Zoom online teaching though Omnivox, please contact onlinehelp@tav.ca.
  • As for support on how to maximize a Google Meet or Google classroom, a tutorial will be made available.
  • Some guidelines and training tools on blended learning and online teaching will be also be provided by the College in the summer 2020.

NEED A REUSEABLE MASK?

For the Fall 2020 semester, disposable masks will be distributed, free of charge, on the 1st and 2nd day of classes. After the second day of classes, the college will be charging students and staff for disposable masks. No one will be allowed to enter the building without a mask.

Here are some helpful links where you can purchase your own reuseable mask:

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