Recommendations for Thanksgiving & Reading Week
Heritage College & Seminary encourages its community to stay small, cautious, and together while extending the protocols through the remainder of the fall semester.
Posted September 30, 2020
As the leaves change colour and we approach the month of October, all members of the Heritage community are beginning to look ahead with anticipation to Thanksgiving Weekend and Reading Week. These two events during the fall semester offer needed times of focused study, rest, prayer, and time with family.
In light of the growing situation surrounding COVID-19 in Ontario and Canada, it is also a time that we as a Heritage community need to continue to be diligent in our efforts to be safe and show love to our neighbours by following protocols and recommendations from public health officials.
Before we leave campus for Thanksgiving, it is essential that students, staff, and faculty continue to make a community-wide effort to care for one another, our families, and our greater community in the way that we live and act during this pandemic.
Recommendations for Thanksgiving and Reading Week
As you prepare to make your way home for both Thanksgiving and Reading Week, we would like to encourage all in the Heritage community to stay small, cautious, and together.
Stay Small – When going home for Thanksgiving and Reading Week, please remember to keep your social circle small in number. By keeping our close contacts within one small, social circle – both at home and at Heritage – we can best protect friends, family, and our Heritage community.
Stay Cautious – As you return home, we are asking all in the Heritage community to be careful and evaluate all trips that you take while you are in your hometown. While out in your community, please remember to follow all public health protocols, wear your mask, and maintain physical distancing while limiting your social gatherings outside of your circle.
Stay Together – We all, as a Heritage community, want to continue to be diligent in our efforts together to protect both one another and show love to our neighbour. This is why it is essential that we continue to live in a way that practically seeks the safety and good of others.
Fall 2020 Protocols will continue to be in effect after Thanksgiving Weekend
As the region, province, and nation continues to be impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the President’s Cabinet at Heritage College & Seminary has recently approved that the protocols established for the fall semester will continue to be in effect after the Thanksgiving break.
It is essential that the community at Heritage continue to strive to follow recommendations from public health and adhere to the protocols established for this semester in order to preserve our opportunity to study together – on and off campus.