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Canadian Border Reopening on Sept. 7, 2021 for Fully Vaccinated Travellers

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Following the easing of restrictions to Americans starting August 9th, Canada will widely reopen its border for vaccinated international travellers on September 7, 2021. As of August 9th the 3-night hotel quarantine will be eliminated for all travellers.   The Canadian Government announced on Monday, July 19th, the plan to reopen the border to international travellers.  All travellers are still required to have negative COVID tests 72 hours prior to boarding.    Fully vaccinated travellers – including our CIC parents – meeting requirements (see below section B – To be considered fully vaccinated) will be exempted from 14 days quarantine.   A) Canadian Border Reopens…

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Canada Reaches Vaccination Goals Early and is #1 in the World

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Ontario reports its lowest COVID-19 new case numbers in more than ten months as Canada accelerates vaccination having over 78.6% of the eligible population vaccinated (as of July 23, 2021) with one dose and over 50% fully vaccinated.  The country and provinces are easing COVID restrictions.The province’s “Roadmap to Reopen” Step Three began on Friday, July 16t, a few days earlier than expected due to the successful vaccine rollout and ongoing improvements in public health trends.  Step Three Reopening includes:  Gyms, Sport facilities,…

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Ontario Has Lowest COVID-19 Numbers since September 2020

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Ontario reports lowest COVID-19 new case numbers in more than eight months as the Lockdown ends and Canada reaches the 2nd position in the world amongst all countries in percentage of population vaccinated.  Ontario health officials reported 525 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, June 7th. It is the lowest since September 2020 and the eighth straight day with fewer than 1,000 new cases.  The province’s “Roadmap to Reopen” Step One will begin…

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Canada Ranks #3 in the G-20 for Vaccinations

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 “We now rank number three in the G-20 in doses administered per capita,” said the Prime Minister on Tuesday, May 25, 2021  Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau indicated that “almost 50 percent of eligible adults have received at least one shot.”  He confirmed that “by the summer, we’ll have enough vaccines so that every eligible Canadian will have gotten their first dose.” …

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COVID-19 Vaccine Available to CIC Students 18+

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CIC students who are 18 or older will be able to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the comfort of their Student Residence. The vaccine will be administrated by CIC’s Registered Nurses and will be free of charge.  Parental consent is required before vaccination.  In taking serious steps to protect our students, CIC has been authorized by Hamilton Public Health to administer vaccines to our own students and staff.  The vaccine is the Moderna mRNA-1273 which requires two doses, 16…

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Letter from the Principal: Update on Covid-19 in the Province of Ontario

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Monday, April 12th, 2021 To: All CIC Students, Parents, Staff and Partners, Update on Covid-19 in the Province of Ontario Earlier this afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that the Province of Ontario will close all Ontario schools for in-person learning following the current Spring Break. Effective Monday April 19, 2021 Columbia International College will be 100% online until the…

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CIC Residence & Classes Remain Open Amidst More Restrictions

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CIC remains open for in-person classes, activities and Residence Living as Hamilton moved back to Grey-Lockdown on the Ontario’s COVID-19 framework on March 29. The restrictions are loosen-up compared to the previous lockdown. Hamilton’s Grey Zone status means that events and social gatherings are restricted to 10 people outdoors while maintaining social distance. Grocery stores remain open with 50% capacity…

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CIC’s Stepped-Up Safety Protection Keep Students Healthy & Safe

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Our Stepped-up Safety protocols were implemented earlier in 2020, at a higher standard and before it was imposed by the public health authorities. As the pandemic evolves, the protocols get reviewed and updated by CIC’s Safe School Committee on a regular basis.  Some of the protocols currently in place at CIC:  21–day Quarantine in a designated Residence building for new and returning students  Daily Survey & Health Screening for all Staff, Students and…

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