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COVID-19 Information

As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves around the world and in our local community, Conestoga continues to adjust plans based on the guidance provided by our local Public Health authority. 

This page is the primary resource for information regarding the college’s response. Please continue to check back for the latest information.

Visit COVID-19 Updates for a snapshot of recent changes.


In-person learning and returning to campus

Conestoga has re-opened a limited number of campus facilities to support learning activities that cannot be completed remotely.

A number of new procedures have been added to protect the health, safety and well-being of the college community. 

Only those required to be on campus for in-person teaching, learning or essential work purposes will be admitted.

For more information on what to expect, visit Returning to campus.

Fall 2020 academic delivery plan

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Conestoga has developed an academic delivery plan for the fall 2020 semester. The safety and well-being of the college community remains highest priority. Academic plans and decisions continue to be based on the advice of public health authorities.

Please visit the academic delivery plan for details. 

Community updates (click month to expand) 

September 4: A message to the Conestoga community from President John Tibbits

September 3: Message to students from Dr. Wang, Region of Waterloo Medical Officer of Health

August 12: Message to employees: Campus changes


July 17: COVID-19 campus access guidelines for students

July 10: Returning to campus: new health and safety procedures to protect the Conestoga community

July 6: Update for students regarding fall 2020 term fees

July 2: Message to employees from President John Tibbits


June 9: Important information for students regarding fall semester fees

June 4: Addressing the impacts of global pandemic: a message to the Conestoga community


May 28: Important information for Conestoga students regarding winter, spring and fall semesters

May 12: Message to students: Fall 2020 semester

May 11: Impact of the global pandemic: Charting the course for Conestoga's future


April 23: Canada announces support for students affected by COVID-19

April 22: Giving to the COVID-19 Student Relief Bursary

April 9: Fees update

April 7: Community update from President John Tibbits


March 29: Locker Access

March 23: A message to the Conestoga community from President John Tibbits

March 19: Accessing library resources online

March 18: Student access to campus

March 17: Conestoga campuses closed

March 15: On-campus classes suspended

March 13: Message from the President

Quick Links

Connecting remotely: What's open? What's closed? How to access Conestoga services and supports

Returning to campusCOVID-19 campus access guidelines for students

Counselling and support 

IT Services

Student Information

FAQs: All students (domestic and international)

Additional FAQs specific to international students; Fall 2020 safe arrival & quarantine plan

Returning to campusCOVID-19 campus access guidelines for students

Fall 2020 semester

Conestoga Residence

Message to students from Dr. Wang, Region of Waterloo Medical Officer of Health

Government resources for students and recent graduates

Employee Information

Remote work policy

Returning to campus

Faculty FAQs: Fall term

Faculty information regarding course materials and textbook ordering

Connecting remotely

Conestoga continues to offer many services and supports remotely to students, employees and the community. 

Please visit Connecting Remotely for more information.

More information

Conestoga strongly advises all students and employees to remain apprised of the changing situation. If you have questions about COVID-19, refer to the websites below, or contact your health-care provider or Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000).

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