COVID-19 – Expect online/hybrid learning to continue into Fall and Winter terms

Posted on July 29, 2020

A message from the VCC Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

Over the past few months at Vancouver Community College (VCC), our students and employees have truly redefined what it means to teach and learn. The need to prevent the spread of COVID-19 was urgent, and our community rose to the occasion. Through a radical shift to online and alternative/hybrid learning, universities and colleges like ours played a major role in “flattening the curve” in B.C.

We have adapted our habits, our surroundings, and ourselves. Many of us are adjusting well to a new normal. This is a good thing, but as we enjoy B.C.’s beautiful summer, now is not the time to let down our guard. 

B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has expressed special concern about a recent spike in COVID-19 cases among young adults under the age of 29. Many of these cases are linked to large social gatherings and Canada Day parties, and the resulting outbreak has tripled hospitalizations in the province. In light of this, Dr. Henry is strongly advising young people to “play safe and stay safe." 

Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 at VCC

As a commitment to continued physical distancing and limiting the spread of COVID-19, VCC is now preparing to continue offering programs online and through alternative/hybrid learning modes for both the Fall 2020 (September to December) and Winter 2021 (January to April) terms. 

Of course, we have no way of knowing what the fall and winter of 2020-21 will bring. We can only continue giving VCC students and employees as much information as possible to help prepare for the upcoming school year. Things may change, but with your help, we will continue to adapt to the best of our combined abilities and keep teaching and learning happening safely.


For the latest updates, please bookmark and check VCC's COVID-19 information site regularly. 

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