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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update to Candidates

May 5, 2020

We are now accepting New Registratrations for Online at Home Exams. Please visit https://obc.humbercorporate.com/Home/ExamSchedule for dates that are avaliable. We continue to work remotely due to COVID 19 and test centres remain closed until further notice.

Also due to working remotely the best way to contact us is via email at obctesting@humber.ca.  

April 20, 2020

Our virtual proctoring partner Examity, has confirmed they will resume operations on April 20th. Examity is offering reduced seats until further notice due to high demand. We are working on rescheduling candidates from sessions that are overbooked to new sessions. Any affected candidates will be notified directly via email. We have closed the schedule on our website to new registrations in order to ensure candidates who are already registered can be rescheduled and write as soon as possible. 
 
Physical test centres across the province remain closed until further notice. We are still offering all candidates the three options of rescheduling, holding, or cancelling/refunding their registrations. If you are a currently registered candidates and would like to discuss these options, please contact us via email at obctesting@humber.ca
 
Our offices at Humber are still closed, however we are working remotely to respond to candidates and action their requests. We will continue to update you on the situation as it unfolds.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our candidates, we encourage you to consider registering for virtual exams (Online at Home Examinations). If you would like to reschedule your exam to a virtual session, please contact us via email at obctesting@humber.ca

 


 

March 23, 2020

Update on the current impact of COVID-19 on OBC exams. All test centre exams have been cancelled up to April 20th due to College closures across the province. As of today, our virtual proctoring partner Examity has also temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have therefore cancelled all virtual exam sessions up to and including March 31st. We are still offering candidates the 3 options of rescheduling, placing a hold on their registrations, or cancelling/refunding their registrations.

 

Our offices at Humber are still closed, however we are working remotely to respond to candidates and action their requests. We will continue to update you on the situation as it unfolds.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our candidates, we encourage you to consider registering for virtual exams (Online at Home Examinations). If you would like to reschedule your exam to a virtual session, please contact us via email at obctesting@humber.ca

 


 

 

March 13, 2020

As a precaution against COVID-19, the OBC office at Humber College will be closed from March 14th - 22nd. However, we are monitoring emails during this time and will respond to you as soon as possible. 

We are actively communicating with our test centre partners across the province and will update candidates on any exam cancellations/changes as quickly as possible. Virtual Online at Home exams will not be affected.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our candidates, we encourage you to consider registering for virtual exams (Online at Home Examinations). If you would like to reschedule your exam to a virtual session, please contact us via email at obctesting@humber.ca

 


 

March 12, 2020

Humber College continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the potential impact on our community. There are currently no identified cases of COVID-19 at Humber. All classes, campus operations and activities are continuing as scheduled.

We are taking the COVID-19 situation seriously and the health and well-being of the entire college community is of paramount importance. We will continue to provide regular updates on this website.

The College has activated its Critical Incident Response Team, which is responsible for COVID-19 oversight, planning and preparation. Humber has a pandemic plan and multiple business continuity plans in place, should they be required.

While the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international public health emergency, the current risk to Canadians remains low. We maintain ongoing contact with Toronto Public Health and have been advised that there are no additional actions required, and to follow regular respiratory illness protocols and prevention strategies.

 


 

In-person exams at Humber continue to be planned as scheduled. In the case where an exam is postponed or cancelled at Humber or any other partner location, we will work to make alternate arrangements, and will communicate any changes with candidates.

We will no longer require candidates to provide doctor's notes to reschedule their OBC examinations and we are waiving the 21 day rescheduling policy until further notice.

Humber has implemented increased cleaning protocols at our test centre, and are using a chemical that kills both coronavirus and norovirus. Soap and hospital-grade hand sanitizer dispensers are being monitored and filled regularly. Candidates in other areas should consult the website of their local institution for more information on protocols in place.

Overall, as we are in the winter flu season, we ask anyone visiting or working in the Humber facility at 30 Carrier Drive to:

  • wash your hands as frequently as possible,
  • when you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow and then wash your hands,
  • stay home if you're feeling ill.

 


 

Have More Questions?

Public Health Ontario also has several hand hygiene videos available as reference.

Please find other COVID-19 information available at the following links: