Return to Campus

Conclusion & Resources

As it was before COVID-19, and as it will be after, at Ridley College the health, safety and wellbeing of our students is our primary concern. Guided by research, medical advice, recommendations from Health Canada and Public Health Ontario, and, of course, our vision to 'inspire flourishing lives,' we are confident that we can successfully navigate a return to campus—and continue to offer students a positive, transformative experience. In fact, we are convinced that moments of crisis, such as this pandemic, will serve to fortify our bonds, inspire compassion, and leave our students stronger and more resilient than ever.
We are 'positively prepared' for your arrival!

Additional Resources

Each day, prior to the start of their school or work day, all students and employees are required to fill out a Daily Health Screening via Boardingware to screen for symptoms and/or exposures.

In addition to these resources, which have helped guide our Return to Campus Roadmap, we will continue to collaborate and consult with our local medical and health partners including the Niagara Health System and the Public Health Niagara Unit.

"BSA COVID-Safe Charter." Boarding Schools' Association. June 2020.
Jones E et al. “Schools for Health: Risk Reduction Strategies for Reopening Schools.” Harvard T.H. Chan
"Ontario Prepares for the Safe Reopening of Schools." Office of the Premier. June 19, 2020.
( Accessed July 2020.

Science, Michelle and Ari (Sean) Bitnun. “COVID-19: Recommendations for School Reopening.” SickKids.
"CSIO Resource Hub." Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. ( Accessed July 2020.
"What to do when a child has COVID-19 symptoms" Niagara Region. ( Accessed October 2020.
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