COVID-19 and PrezRez

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Is the residence of The Presbyterian College (Prez-Rez) accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year?

Yes, we are accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. The implementation of social distancing measures will mean that our residence will not be run at full capacity for Fall 2020, but we presently have rooms available.

What health and safety measures are being put in place in relation to COVID-10?

The College is following directives of Public Health in Quebec and has implemented rigorous sanitization efforts in the residence, with 2x daily sanitization of touch surfaces throughout the building. Social distancing measures are also in effect, with limits on the number of students in shared spaces.

Can international students stay in the residence of The Presbyterian College in the Fall 2020?

Yes, we are accepting applications for international students. However, it is important to note that all students arriving internationally must self-quarantine for 14 days following arrival in Canada, off-site from the College. Students must also sign a document attesting that they have quarantined in this way.

What happens if I must self-isolate during the academic year, due to COVID-19 exposure or sickness?

The Presbyterian College has some capacity for self-isolation within the building, and will have this available in the Fall term. There will be additional costs to students for the provision of meals during such isolation, since any such quarantine will mean a student cannot use the communal kitchen. Details will be available on the “additional terms” document signed with each lease.

How will the communal kitchen function during the next academic year?

Social distancing requirements mean that only four students may be in the communal kitchen at a time.  There are also instructions posted for health/hygiene and all students will be required to follow these, including for the washing of hands and dishes. Limiting the capacity of the residence itself will allow students to maintain social distancing and still have access to the kitchen.

If I request or need to leave the residence and return home due to COVID-19, will I receive a refund.

The lease you will enter into with The Presbyterian College is a legally binding lease. In most cases the lease cannot be broken, and all payments are required. However, in the event of significant changes in the local or global context with respect to COVID-19, the College will consider whether leases may be broken or rent relief provided. This is at the discretion of the college.