Important Information about COVID-19

Digital School is closely monitoring COVID-19 updates from Alberta Health Services and Alberta Education. We advise all our students and staff to follow all precautions to slow down the spread.

All Programs Now Online!

Online training has accelerated during the pandemic in our new work-from-anywhere environment.  Delivering online education is what we do best – and we’ve been doing it for over a decade. Through online coursework and virtual instructor support, you can earn your diploma from the comfort and convenience of your own home.
 

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We have included some resources below to help you stay up-to-date on the COVID-19 developments.

— April 6, 2021 —

New health measures are in place to protect the health system and reduce the rising spread of COVID-19 provincewide.

A Path Forward is a roadmap to help Albertans understand how restrictions will be eased in steps over the coming months. It outlines the sectors that will see gradual restriction changes at each step based on hospitalization benchmarks. Growth of cases and variants of concern will also guide decisions to further ease or increase restrictions.

Alberta returned to Step 1 on April 6. Step 1 restrictions will remain in place until further notice.

To learn more, click here.

— March 15, 2020 —

The Alberta Government has issued a statement as of March 15, 2020 stating “In-person post-secondary classes are cancelled” to limit spreading of COVID-19.

Thus Digital School Edmonton will cancel all classes on campus starting March 16, 2020. 

Staff will be in attendance on campus, preparing for courses to be offered on-line so that students can continue their studies from home.

Admission Advisors will continue to meet with future students on the phone and via web meeting. To schedule a virtual meeting or phone call with an Admissions Advisor, please click here.

Please click here for the most up to date mandates and recommendations from Alberta Health Services.

Students, please contact your campus for further information and details on how to access your course.

 — March 13, 2020 —

Digital School Technical Design College would like to offer you an update on the developing health concern related to the Novel Coronovirus (COVID-19). The safety of our students and staff is always first priority. When it comes to matters such as this, we will always take the lead from and follow the recommendations and directives from Canada’s and Alberta’s health agencies which are the Public Health Agency of Canada and Alberta Health Services.

From a campus perspective, we have increased the extent and frequency of cleaning in our building, focusing on door handles, taps and other frequently touched surfaces.

To our students, our staff are also prepared and ready to support you in completing your coursework and achieve your career goals during these times.  As a reminder, please call the school to make arrangements if you are going to miss an appointment or class. We can work with you on a plan to keep up with your course requirements from home.

Phone: 1-877-414-0200 | learn@digitalschool.ca

The following are recommendations to avoid exposure and prevent spreading the virus as an individual:

  1. Avoid touching any part of your face (this may be the most ignored way to avoid spreading the virus).
  2. Remember to wash your hands a few times a day. Take your time washing your hands to let the warm water actually work its magic. Any time you wash, you should spend at least 20 seconds washing your hands with soap and warm water. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
  3. Cough/sneeze into your arm or a tissue (not into your hand nor into the open air). If you happen to cough or sneeze into your hand, wash your hands.
  4. Stay home / go home if you are sick. Call your healthcare provider.

Alberta is still considered low-risk for the virus in the province. Naturally, we encourage everyone to adhere to the Alberta Health Services recommendations for measures to prevent the spread of any respiratory virus, which includes:

  • Make sure everyone in households washes their hands with soap and water often. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if hands are not visibly dirty.
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
  • Use a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it in a garbage bag lined with a plastic bag. Wash your hands immediately after that. If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve.
  • Stay home if you’re sick. If children are sick, keep them home from school.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are used often and/or shared by everyone in your home.

For the most up to date information, please also visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us and we’ll be happy to help.