Covid-19 Updates and Information

Covid-19 Updates and Information

Important Covid-19 Information for Students

Our priority is to safely execute the college’s mission, which is the basis for the guidelines established for the College’s COVID-19 readiness plans for our international and domestic students.

Covid-19 Incident Coordination Team

CACC created the following Incident Coordination Team (ICT) consisting of two response coordinators from each campus who will coordinate Covid-19 related incidents:

  1. Aalaa Ghulam – Scarborough Campus, 416-292-6050
  2. Svetlana Kostyukova – Toronto Campus, 416-661-0888

Available Resources to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Fostering the safety of our international and domestic students takes a team effort and each of us has a role to play. The College will provide the following resources to support the well-being of our students:

  • PPE, which includes masks, face shields, hand sanitizers, for students and employees
  • Clean facilities at an increased schedule with a focus on high-touch surfaces in common areas with availability of cleaning supplies in various campus locations
  • Temperature screening stations in high traffic areas
  • Website news and announcements

COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

  • Work areas and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned often, using a hospital‐grade disinfectant.
  • Cleaning takes place before work on-site, between classes and labs, and at the end of the day.
  • When equipment, devices, tools, materials, or supplies are shared, they are disinfected between use.

Response to a suspected or confirmed case of covid-19 on campus

Any member of the Canadian All Care College community who has been on campus and develops COVID-19 symptoms or has received a positive COVID-19 test result must notify the following departments:

  • Notify your instructor(student), supervisor (employees), and Campus Managers (applicant, visitor, and contractor) at 416-292-6050 (Scarborough) or 416-661-0888 (North York.)

Steps taken if an individual begins to feel Covid-19 symptoms while on Campus

  1. An individual is instructed to go home immediately, avoiding public transit where possible.
  2. An individual is directed to remain home, call Toronto Public Health and follow directions.
  3. One of the Campus Managers contacts the individual to determine when symptoms began and identify any close contacts they may have had at the college.
  4. One of the Managers works with the individual’s supervisor (employee), academic division (student), project manager (contractor) to identify any close contacts at the college.
  5. One of the Campus Managers consults with Toronto Public Health.
  6. One of the Campus Managers and determine facilities cleaning protocols.
  7. Closure of classrooms or buildings to be decided based on guidance from Toronto Public Health.

The individual cannot return to campus until they have been cleared by Toronto Public Health and given permission to return by one of the Campus Managers.

Steps are taken if an individual develops Covid-19 symptoms after being on Campus or receives a positive test result

  1. An individual is instructed not to return to campus.
  2. If the individual was on campus while potentially contagious, one of the Campus Managers contacts them to determine when symptoms began and identify any close contacts they may have had at the college.
  3. The campus Manager works with the individual’s supervisor (employee), academic division (student), project manager (contractor) to determine where the person was in the college and who they were in contact with.
  4. Campus Manager consults with Toronto Public Health.
  5. Campus Manager determines facilities cleaning protocols.
  6. Based on who the person had contact with or where they were while on campus, the following steps may be taken:
  • Office/workspace locked with no access for 14 days,
  • Extensive cleaning, and
  • Toronto Public Health contact tracing, including communication with affected persons.

The individual cannot return to campus until they have been cleared by Toronto Public Health and given permission to return by one of the Campus Manager.

If a person develops COVID-19 symptoms after being on campus the Campus Manager will require confirmation of clearance by Toronto Public Health or their health care provider for the person to be allowed to return to campus.

How Canadian All Care College will communicate if a positive covid-19 case is reported on campus

If a positive case of COVID-19 is reported on campus, employees, students, contractors, visitors who were present at the time of the reported case will receive an email outlining the campus location, date, and when possible, the times that individual was at Canadian All Care College. We will ensure the privacy of the individual who tested positive is maintained.

We will also update the College’s COVID-19 webpage.

How to report possible exposure to covid-19 

We require applicants, students, staff, contractors, visitors, and teachers who experience COVID-19 symptoms, who have tested positive, or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to do the following:

Students 

Self-isolate immediately for 14 days after symptoms start or after contact with a person who has tested positive.

Contact Toronto Public Health at (416) 338-7600 or PublicHealth@toronto.ca

Alert one of the Campus Managers to support you and assist in facilitating accommodations for students who are unable to attend class or complete academic requirements due to COVID-19-related concerns.

  • Notify your instructor(student), supervisor (employees), and Campus Managers (applicant, visitor, and contractor) at 416-292-6050 (Scarborough) or 416-661-0888 (North York.)

Immediate action 

One of the Campus Managers will contact individuals who have had a possible exposure to find out how the college can support them and ensure they’ve notified Toronto Public Health.

Applicants, current students, staff, teachers, visitor, and contractor

We have begun a gradual, phased return to campus, and will continue to do so as public health authorities and government indicate that it is safe.

Limited and specific groups of students, as well as select employees, will have access to Canadian All Care College campuses during the Winter and Summer 2021 semesters to complete hands-on clinical or lab work.

Take this self-assessment if you were exposed to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) or have symptoms before visiting one of our campuses.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/context

You will get a recommendation on what to do next; you can also take it on behalf of someone else.

How to report covid-19 exposure

Applicants, students, staff, teachers, visitors, and contractors who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, who have tested positive, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must do the following:

  • Self-isolate immediately after symptoms start or after contact with a person who has tested positive.
  • Contact Toronto Public Health at (416) 338-7600 or PublicHealth@toronto.ca.
  • Notify your instructor(student), supervisor (employees), and Campus Managers (applicant, visitor, and contractor) at 416-292-6050 (Scarborough) or 416-661-0888 (North York.)
  • For COVID-19 personal health or medical advice contact Toronto Public Health at (416) 338-7600 and visit ca/home/covid-19for more information.

Download COVID Alert today https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/covid-alert.html

PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION

Toronto Public Health — COVID-19

Government of Ontario — COVID-19

Government of Canada — COVID-19

Government and public health officials provide daily updates, Monday to Friday, on the status of the COVID-19 response. You can watch and listen to these updates on the CPAC (Cable Public Affairs Channel) YouTube channel

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