Wearing a surgical (procedural) mask is now mandatory inside all IBQ buildings. The single-use surgical mask is more effective than the face cover in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and its wearing becomes mandatory in all higher education institutions in Quebec.
Surgical mask and face covers
Since Saturday, July 18, 2020, wearing a face cover is mandatory to enter the Institut Biblique du Québec building and to circulate in the halls, corridors and other public traffic areas.
Wearing a surgical (procedural) mask is now mandatory inside all IBQ buildings. The single-use surgical mask is more effective than the face cover in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and its wearing becomes mandatory in all higher education institutions in Quebec. Those who do not follow this instruction will be asked to leave the premises and disciplinary measures may apply in such a case. This measure is in addition to other health guidelines already in force.
The surgical mask must now be kept at all times, including during an on-site course. Only three exceptions are allowed
- for the professor or lecturer who teaches and who is more than two meters from the students or for the student who makes a presentation in class and who is more than two meters from other students
- for anyone who must eat or drink in the IBQ cafeteria, and only in this place
- for staff members, if they are alone in their closed office, if they work more than two meters from their colleagues or if they are protected by a physical barrier, such as a plexiglass panel, as well as in meeting rooms, if a distance of two meters is kept between people.
In the case of living areas, cafeterias, cafes or other places where food is consumed, people walking around must wear the surgical mask. Seated people who respect the two-meter distance from other seated people may remove the surgical mask, only to eat or drink.
If you use a microwave, be sure to sanitize it before and after each use.
Wearing a surgical mask is required at all times, including educational or teamwork activities.
The Government of Quebec has unveiled the details surrounding the vaccine passport, which will come into force on September 1, 2021. This passport is an official and free tool attesting that a person is adequately protected against COVID-19.
The vaccination passport is not required to access training and research activities at universities as well as at the IBQ.
Universal health guidelines are in effect in our establishment, including respecting the physical distance of two meters and excluding anyone with symptoms that may be similar to COVID-19.
The frequency of cleaning and disinfecting high-contact surfaces (e.g.: main door handles, stair railings, etc.) has been increased. Sanitizing gel dispensers have been installed in several strategic locations and the filling of these dispensers is assured. For any refilling or addition request, please contact a member of the IBQ team.
Surgical masks are provided free of charge to all IBQ students. A mask dispenser is located near the gel disinfectant and multi-surface disinfectant filling stations, at the main entrance of the IBQ.
Wash your hands when you arrive and regularly afterwards
Hand sanitizer gel dispensers are located at several strategic locations on the IBQ campus.
Bring your water bottle
We recommend that you bring your own bottle of water. If you fill it at a fountain, sanitize your hands before and after each filling.
In accordance with government regulations, no physical distancing is required in the classroom and practical training rooms, as well as during teamwork. However, IBQ management recommends keeping the two-meter distance when possible.
A distance of two meters must be maintained at all times between people in common areas: corridors, cafeterias, open areas, sports locker rooms and washrooms, except during teamwork.
A physical distance of two meters between people must be respected during the meal.
Outside, a physical distance of one meter should be maintained between people if the mask is removed.
Help us protect you. Covid-19 Declaration
Are you showing symptoms of COVID-19? Have you been tested or isolated recently?
Report any medical condition by completing the Covid-19 declaration form.
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INSTRUCTIONS AND PROTOCOLS
All IBQ guidelines and protocols relating to COVID-19 are in the following document.
In addition, you will find other important information about the symptoms of COVID-19.
The library remains available to students under special conditions. For more information, please see the library schedule at the bottom of the « STUDENTS » page.