COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) Information

At Lakeland, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. daily assessment red tile link
The information here will be reviewed and updated as required to comply with the latest Alberta Health Services and Saskatchewan Health Authority guidelines specific to COVID-19.
As of April 16, there are currently 22 active cases of COVID-19 involving members of the Lakeland community who were recently on campus.
Among these 22 active cases are 13 positive cases identified this week:
  • 5 students and 1 employee based at the Vermilion campus who were last on campus on March 31
  • 3 students based at the Vermilion campus who were last on campus on April 9
  • 4 students based at the Lloydminster campus who were last on campus on April 6 & 8
Anyone who was in contact with these people were notified by Health Services and/or applicable health authorities and provided instructions.
After reviewing the material on this webpage, if you have questions about COVID-19 and Lakeland College, please email and our team will work to find the right contact for your question.

What's open and closed

  • Campuses are still closed to the public. Please see our new campus access guidelines.
  • The public is asked to phone the college (1 800 661 6490) for assistance rather than visit our campuses. See our department contact list.
  • The Vermilion campus library is closed, though access to the Commons' student support services is available.
  • The Lloydminster campus library is open Monday to Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm (closed over the lunch hour) and will remain closed over the weekend.
  • The Lloydminster campus cafeteria dining area is open as a studying area but with capacity limits. The cafeteria is closed.
  • The Vermilion campus cafeteria dining area is closed. The cafeteria remains open for take out only. Hours of operation are 10 am to 1 pm effective April 8.
  • The Vermilion and Lloydminster campus Recreation Centres are closed until further notice.
  • The Vermilion campus pool is open for limited use.
  • The Equine Centre is closed for the rest of the semester.

Campus Update - April 16

Update on COVID-19 outbreak at the Vermilion campus

Alberta Health Services reported that as of April 15, there were a total of 74 COVID-19 cases related to the outbreak at the Vermilion campus. Outbreak numbers reflect only students and employees who were at the Vermilion campus.
During on-site testing at the Vermilion campus this week, 121 students and staff completed prevalence testing.
Please continue to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. If you are being tested for or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please email
To see previous updates, click on the red Campus Updates tile below.

Campus Updates

New updates will appear above. Previous updates will be listed here.

Daily Assessment Tool

Staff and students are expected to use this daily assessment tool before coming on campus.

Re-entry Plans

Lakeland's Re-entry Guide and associated documents such as procedures for offices and classrooms.

Face Coverings

If you can't physically distance, then a mask is required. See the details.

Student FAQ

General and specific student related questions and answers.

Employee FAQ

Specific and general questions and answers for Lakeland College employees.

Personal Hygiene & Prevention

Washing your hands is the first step in preventing the spread of any virus. Social distancing is another critical measure.

January Class Schedule

All classes will start online. A staggered start for return to campus for labs and on campus lectures.

Vermilion Rec Centre & Pool

Weight room reopens March 5, other facilities remain closed

Residence Move-in

You'll need to make and appointment in 2020.

Recreation facilities and pool

Closed from midnight Dec 13

Phone and email listings

Community FAQ

The Vermilion rec centre and pool are now open, but you have to book your time.

Coping During a Crisis

A near-constant stream of news reports about an outbreak can cause anyone to feel anxious or stressed.

How to Work Remotely

Check out these resources about working remotely.

About COVID-19

​A pneumonia outbreak, now known to be caused by COVID-19, was identified in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019.