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Fall and Winter 2020-2021 Updates

Heritage College & Seminary Moves into Red-Control on Tuesday, February 16

As the Region of Waterloo transitions into a Red-Control zone under the Ontario COVID-19 Response Framework, Heritage College & Seminary is announcing a number of changes to current protocols.

Posted February 16, 2021

After the announcement from the Government of Ontario on February 12, all communities under the Region of Waterloo Public Health will officially enter the Red-Control zone of the province’s COVID-19 Response Framework when the Stay-at-Home Order ends on Tuesday, February 16th at midnight.

Given the move back to the provincial framework, Heritage College & Seminary will be making a variety of changes to our current protocols and campus operations in order to continue our efforts to create a safe learning environment for our students and seek the safety and good of others.

Please note that these protocols will continue to be subject to change as the government will be re-assessing the effectiveness of health and safety measures every two weeks.

Course Delivery for college students will move back to in-person classes starting Monday, February 22.

Library will be open for in-person service.

Students will once again have access to the Heritage Community Centre.

The Fitness Centre will reopen for pre-booked use effective Tuesday, February 16.

The Gym will reopen for individual physical activity and all team sports will remain cancelled.

Limiting Off-Campus Trips for Essential Purposes including attending church.

The Cafeteria will be open for dining and will continue to provide take-out options starting Monday, February 22.

Heritage Staff and Faculty will continue to be encouraged to work from home.

 All protocols will continue to be in effect.

New Protocols for the Winter Semester at Heritage

In light of the Ontario-wide stay-at-home order and other recently heightened measures, Heritage College & Seminary announces new protocols for the winter semester.

Posted January 13, 2021

On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Government of Ontario has declared the beginning of the province’s second state-of-emergency. In this announcement, public health measures have tightened more, including an Ontario-wide stay-at-home order effective Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01am – requiring everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes.

Given the new restrictions and the stay-at-home order, Heritage College & Seminary has had to make significant changes to our protocols and how the campus will operate under these announced measures.

Heritage has made great efforts to create a safe learning environment for our students this winter semester, while striving to comply with the directions given by our governing officials and to show love for our neighbour.

The Heritage Community Centre will be restricted until further notice.

The Heritage Library will suspend in-person services and move to full pick-up service.

The Cafeteria will move to a take-out model.

Gatherings will be limited to five people outdoors.

Bookstore and Counselling Services will still operate.

Off-Campus Students may only come on campus for essential services.

 Ice Rink

Residence Students will be provided with a discounted fee for the Winter 2021 Semester.

 Staff and Faculty of Heritage are required to work from home.

We continue to look forward to seeing how God will work in the lives of our entire Heritage community as we begin the winter semester at the college and seminary.


2020 – 2021 Campus Protocols 

Revised February 18, 2021

“Our team has spent months praying and planning for this upcoming year.  In spite of the challenges caused by the pandemic, we are asking God to do “far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).” – President Dr. Rick Reed

Heritage College & Seminary has just released its safety protocols for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. It’s our deep desire that this year at Heritage will be a time of spiritual impact and physical safety.

To read the 2020-2021 Campus Protocols document, please click the link below to download the PDF:

2020-2021 Academic Year Campus Protocols –  Updated February 18 , 2021


Important Links

Cambridge COVID-19 Assessment Centre – 226-895-1050

215 Holiday Inn Drive

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 8:30pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 8:30am-4:30pm

Region of Waterloo Public Health – COVID-19 Information

Provincial COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool

Telehealth Ontario – 1-866-797-0000

Public Health Ontario

Public Health Agency of Canada


Past Updates for Fall 2020

Heritage off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – Posted January 8, 2021

Campus Operations During the Provincial Shutdown – Posted January 7, 2021

Heritage community member tested positive for COVID-19 – Posted January 5, 2021

Heritage Announces Changes to the Beginning of the Winter Semester – Posted December 21, 2020

Heritage Revises the Starting Date of the Winter Term – Posted December 3, 2020

Moving Forward as the Region of Waterloo Becomes a Provincial Red – Control COVID-19 Zone – Posted November 23, 2020

Registration and Course Delivery for Winter 2021 – Posted October 29, 2020

Recommendations for Thanksgiving & Reading Week – Posted September 30, 2020

Course Delivery and Revised Schedules for Fall 2020 – Posted August 12, 2020

Looking Ahead to Fall 2020 – Posted June 30, 2020