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A Guide for Students Returning to Campus

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Welcome to COVID-19 Health & Safety Awareness Training:

A Guide for Students Returning to Campus

When you return to SLC your health and safety is our top priority.  For information and inquiries, please contact the Campus Health Centre at ext. 5521 or HealthCentreK@sl.on.ca, Telehealth Ontario, or your primary health care provider.

Follow the established protocols Only come to campus if you are specifically required to (have been confirmed as having a class or needing to be there) Go directly to the designated point of entry:

To ensure everyone’s health and safety please:

are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 testhave COVID-19 symptomsare at risk of contracting COVID-19 

Note: All employees and students are required to wear a mask while on campus in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, including satellite offices.

Kingston – E1 (main entrance) and E18 (Blue wing entrance located near the School of Trades & Skilled Trades and Tourism office) Brockville – E1 (main entrance) Cornwall – E1 (main entrance)

Wear a mask while on campusStay home if you:

Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

Wear a mask while on campusWash hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 secondsDon't touch your faceCough or sneeze into your elbow/arm or use a tissue (and promptly throw the tissue into a lined garbage container)Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces oftenStay home if you are sickStay 2 metres (6 feet) away from othersConsider virtual meetings whenever possibleLimit the number of people in a spaceFollow updated processes and procedures, including the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

COVID-19Information

Respiratory Etiquette

Proper use of hand sanitizer

Proper Hand washing

Proper Hand Washing 1. Wet hands with warm water 2. Apply soap 3. For at least 20 seconds, make sure to wash: palm and back of each hand between fingers under nails thumbs 4. Rinse well5. Dry hands

What happens if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you believe you are sick

If on College Placement

If on Campus

If at Home

The College has procedures in place to manage each of the identified situations, however, it is your responsibility to follow the steps outlined to reduce the possibility of spreading the virus. 

Go directly home, avoid public transportationDo not return to the college unless staying in residenceFollow the “Staying in residence” instructionsTake the Government COVID-19 Self-assessmentherefollow the recommendations. If symptomatic, you will be instructed to visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre and Immediately self-isolate for 14 daysIf you have been instructed to self-quarantine or visit an assessment centre, notify the SLC Campus Health Centre at SLC (extension 5521) and inform them of your statusGet tested at an assessment centre and await your resultsPublic Health will follow-up if your test if your test is positiveNotify SLC Campus Health Centre at SLC (extension 5521) once your test results are known

Do not go to the college or work placementTake Government COVID-19 Self-assessmenthereand follow the recommendations. If symptomatic, you will be instructed to visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre and Immediately self-isolate for 14 daysIf you have been instructed to self-quarantine or visit an assessment centre, notify the SLC Campus Health Centre at SLC (extension 5521) and inform them of your statusGet tested at an assessment centre and await your resultsPublic Health will follow-up if test is positiveNotify SLC Campus Health Centre at SLC (extension 5521) once your test result is known

Go directly home, avoid public transportationIf you do not drive or are part of acar pool:Call a family member if you are currently living with themIf no transportation is available, call campus security at 613-544-5400 ext 5555 and request a taxi transport home, free of charge. SLC Security will notify the taxi company that you require transportation and that special precautions are to be takenTake the Government COVID-19 Self-assessmenthereand follow the recommendations. If symptomatic, you will be instructed to visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre and Immediately self-isolate for 14 daysIf you have been instructed to self-quarantine or visit an assessment centre, notify the SLC Campus Health Centre at SLC (extension 5521) and inform them of your statusGet tested at an assessment centre and await your resultsPublic Health will follow-up if your test is positiveNotify the SLC Campus Health Centre at SLC (extension 5521) once your test results are known

If you are ill,or have come into contact with someone who is a confirmed case, do not come on campus.   Take this self-assessment ifyou were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptomshttps://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-stop-spread  Please communicate your situation tothe Campus Health Centre atext. 5521orHealthCentreK@sl.on.caso they’re aware of any supports you may require.

COVID Related Processes

Those who study or work on campus must conduct symptom monitoring every day before coming to campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring Requirement  

Entering Campus

Anyone who is feeling ill should not come to campus.

SLC Safe App Pre-Screening Questionnaire

Reminder: During the August Summer Pilot students who are required to return to campus have been contacted individually. If you have not been contacted, you will be working and studying remotely until further notice.

SLC Safe App

COVID Attendance Tracking

Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19

You are required to complete a pre-screening questionnaire before coming to campus available through the SLC Safe app. Screening questions include: COVID-19 symptoms, travel history, and if you have had close contact with anyone with COVID-19 symptoms. The questionnaire will also verify your completion of this training package.Once you complete the pre-screening questionnaire, a verification “badge” will be provided to you and you will be asked to present the verification on your mobile device to Security upon arrival at the college. You are required to complete the pre-screening questionnaire each time you wish to enter the college. Download the SLC Safe appfor freefromtheapp store on bothApple andandroid devices.Note: Completion of this training package and pre-screeing questionnaire will be mandatory for all faculty, staff, and students prior to entering College campuses. Students should limit their time on campus by arriving just before their class and departing immediately after. Faculty and staff should only be on campus for the amount of time required to facilitate student activities and learning. Remaining on campus with no scheduled activities is discouraged. Visitors will not be permitted on campus.

Step One:Download the free SLC Safe app from theapp/play store on your mobile device.Search“SLC Safe”the app/play storeon your mobile deviceFollow directional prompts on the screen to download the appStep Two:Use the app to complete the self-assessment.Open the SLC Safe appClick the “COVID-19” banner and complete the required informationInput your contact informationConfirm you have completed the mandatory trainingConfirm you are symptom-freeConfirm recent travel or travel contactsConfirm you have not had direct contact with anyone who has COVID-19You will receive averification“badge” in the app that you are required to show security upon entering an SLC building.Note:The self-assessment must be completed each day you enter an SLC building.

Upon arrival to any classes or labs students are required to fill out a mandatory form through theirSLC.me account.The COVID AttendanceTrackingprocessis a mandatory requirement from Public Health Units and is used to collect data necessary to trace contacts in the unanticipated event the college is notified of a positive COVID case. Thisprocessis another health and safety measure thataids inthe safety of the SLC community.

Studentsmust complete the “Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus. This confirms our community’s shared commitment to respecting the health and safety of our campus and our community. Click HERE to access the agreement. Note: when you have completed it, your name will be added to a list confirming you have completed this requirement; this will be verified when you enter the Campus.We suggest you email yourself the completed form (an option when you complete the agreement) as a back-up confirmation.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Daily enhanced cleaning of common touchpoints such as door handles, elevator buttons, stair rails, etc. will be conducted following Public Health recommendations. Disinfecting wipes will be available in classrooms and labs to wipe down common touch surfaces, like computers and tabletops, before and after use. SLC has secured and installed hand sanitizer stations in key areas such as hallways, corridors, classrooms, academic labs, and customer service centres.

Tools and Equipment

It is recommended that you do not share tools or equipment with others unless it is necessary for the task. If shared, you must disinfect them after each use and before handing them over to another person. Disinfecting sprays and paper towels and wipes will be available. At the end of each learning session, wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.

Physical Distancing

Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from others Do not gather in groups and limit gatherings to 10 people or less  Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings  Avoid handshakes or hugs Follow directional signage, physical distancing signs, and markers posted throughout the college Wear a mask while on campus - this is mandatory

Physical Distancing Continued

Common Areas

Washrooms

Meals and Dining Areas

Elevators

Water Fountains

Classrooms and Lab Spaces

All classrooms and academic labs have been reviewed and assessed for maximum occupancy levels. In order to ensure proper distancing in classrooms and academic labs you may observe the following:Movement of furniture items to maintain appropriate physical distancing from each other.Note: DO NOT MOVETHEFURNITURE. Possible schedule alterations to reduce class size into more manageable groupingsWhere classrooms have two doors, one will be identified as an entry while the other will serve as an exit.Posted room layouts and COVID-19 reminders.

Gatherings without physical distancing measures in place are not permitted, whether for meals or discussions in the hallways.Sanitizing stations have been installed at the entrances, near the washrooms, and near the water fountains.

The washrooms will be disinfected regularly throughout the day. You must sanitize your hands before entering the washroom and to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds before you leave.

You are required to sanitize your hands before using drinking water fountains. Hand sanitizer dispensers are set up nearby. 

Food services will not be offered at the Kingston, Brockville or Cornwall campuses during August.It is strictly prohibited to bring tools, equipment, PPE (other than the required face mask), or other material into any dining areas.

Elevators remain accessible, but physical distancing principles must beappliedand capacity will be based on its size. Signage is located at each elevator and on each floor. Hand sanitizer pedestals will be added to these areas for use.Please use the stairs, if possible. Signage will be posted at elevator entrances reminding employees and students to take the stairs if they are able. 

Examples of Signs on Campus

Floor Signs

Directional Signs

Examples of Signs on Campus

Information Signs

PPE Information

Please bring your own mask or face covering to campus. A mask will be provided to you if you forget to bring one. If Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for your program, it will be provided for you.

The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is by staying home if you are sick, practicing physical distancing and continuing frequent hand washing. 

NOTE: All employees and students are required to wear a mask while on campus in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall.  

Accommodation Needs

If you have medical or disability-related accommodation needs relating to wearing a mask, please contact Student Wellness & Accessibility, ext. 5504Accessibility@sl.on.ca. Documentation and accommodation planning must be completed prior to attending on campus.

Use of Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings

Non-medical masks or face covering should:  Fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops  If re-usable, maintain their shape after washing and drying multiple times  Be made of at least two layers of tightly woven material (such as cotton or linen)  Be large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose and mouth without gaping  Be comfortable for the user, with the ability to breathe normally and without impeding other safety considerations (i.e. adequate vision, communication)

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How to properly use non-medical masks or coverings

How to Put on a MaskTo put on a non-medical mask or face covering, you should: Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds Visually inspect the mask or face covering, holding it by the elastic loops or ties. Discard if damaged or soiled.   Grasp the mask by the elastic loops or ties and place the loops securely behind your ears or head. Adjust the mask, with clean hands, until the mask is in place and there are no gaps between the mask and your face. Make sure the mask fits snugly and covers the nose and mouth (i.e. from below the eyes to around the chin).  Once you mask is in place, clean your hands again with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds Avoid touching the front of the mask or face covering while wearing it – if you do, clean your hands immediately.   To remove a re-usable non-medical mask or face covering, you should: Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds Remove the mask or face covering from your face by grasping the loops or ties only and avoid touching the front of the mask.  If you have to use the mask again before washing, ensure that the mask is folded “dirty side” inwards, so that the dirty sides are touching one another Store the mask in its own bag (i.e. paper or plastic bag is recommended) Immediately clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.   To remove a single use non-medical mask or face covering, you should: Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds Remove the mask or face covering from your face by grasping the loops or ties only and avoid touching the front of the mask. Throw the non-medical mask or face covering into a lined garbage bin. Do not leave any discarded masks or face coverings on the ground. Immediately clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds.   Tips for wearing non-medical masks or face coverings: Ensure the mask always stays in place over top of your nose and mouth Do not lower the mask below your nose or below your chin  Face coverings should be changed when they get slightly wet, dirty or damaged Avoid hanging the mask from your neck or ears Always wash your hands after using a mask  How to clean reusable non-medical masks or face coverings:  If the face covering is re-usable and can be cleaned, you should: Place the face covering directly into the washing machine or a bag that can be emptied into the washing machine. Wash the face covering with other items using a hot cycle with laundry detergent (no special soaps are needed), and dry thoroughly Wash your hands after putting the face covering into the laundry  All face coverings that cannot be cleaned should be thrown out and replaced as soon as they get slightly wet, dirty,or damaged.  Non-medicalMasks and Face Covering Limitations When you wear a mask or face covering you are protecting others around you, but a mask alone will not prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Non-medical masks and face coverings do not provide complete protection against viral particles, especially if they fit loosely. Wearing a mask can help to prevent the spread of some respiratory illnesses, but it can also become a source of infection if not worn or discarded properly.

PPE Continued

Gloves may be used as an additional measure but are not a substitute for proper hand hygiene. The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends the use of gloves when workers will be in direct contact with an ill person, or a contaminated object or environment and advises that washing your bare hands regularly with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand sanitizer offers better protection against COVID-19 than disposable gloves. Individuals are not required to wear gloves as part of general activity on campus. 

Goggles and face shields are not required to wear as part of general activity on campus.

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How to Properly Use Gloves  To put on gloves, you should: Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds Visually inspect each glove. Discard if damaged or soiled.   Make sure the glove is the correct size, fits snugly (no gaps at the wrist) and is comfortable to work in.  To remove gloves, you should: Grab the outside edge near the wrist of one glove and peel it away, rolling it inside out. Hold the balled-up glove in your gloved hand. Then slide two ungloved fingers under your other glove, making sure not to touch the outside of the glove - and peel it away. Drop both gloves into a lined garbage bin. Finally, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds. 

Anyone can experience increased anxiety and/or mental health concerns at a time like this. You are encouraged to take care of yourself, or suggest supports for others who may be struggling. Stay active Get proper rest and sleep Seek support Experiencing feelings of some fear and anxiety is normal Know yourself Seek credible information

Mental Health

Student Wellness and Accessibility Our Student Wellness and Accessibility team is here to help working collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to provide access and support to students through a range of services. Visit our webpage for more details on our services.

More Resources

Your primary care provider, who may be able to provide treatment and support or provide a referral to local mental health and addictions supports over the phone.TAO –Therapy Assistance Onlineis a self-helpplatformoffering support for anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, pain management, substance abuse, andoverallwellbeing.The free platform offers educational modules, videos, interactive exercises, mindfulness library, practice tools, progress measures, and many resources.Good 2 Talkisa24 hourphone line for all post-secondary students in Ontario available 24/7 and 365 days a year. Call 1-866-925-5454 or text GOOD2TALKON to 686868ConnexOntario(1-866-531-2600), Ontario’s mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line, which can provide contact information for local mental health and addictions services and supports, including crisis lines.Big White Wall is anonline community of members who support each other by sharing what’s troubling them and responding in a safe and anonymous environment. Visitwww.bigwhitewall.caand enter an Ontario postal code for a free, anonymous account.Visitbouncebackontario.cato access their guided self-help program using workbooks, with phone coaching support, or ask your primary care provider for a referral.For Chaplain Services, please emailchaplain@sl.on.caKingston Community ResourcesKingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFLA) Addiction & Mental Health Services (AMHS),24 hourcrisis line, 613-544-4229or 1866-616-6005.Brockville Community ResourcesLanark, Leeds, and Grenville Addictions & Mental Health at 25 Front Avenue West, 613) 342-2262Mental Health Crisis Line,1-866-281-2911Distress Line - Open 5 pm to midnight/365 days/year, 1-800-465-4442CornwallCommunityResourcesCounselling & Support Services of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, 613-932-4610 or 1-855-647-8483Community Mental Health Services, 613-932-9940In an emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

Campus Services

Please visit our website for up to date information on campus services.

Campus Services

Studentservicesare available virtuallyStudents can access a live chathereor by texting 613-801-8580 to receive assistance navigating services offered online. The chat will be monitored from Monday – Friday between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.Fitness Centres, gymnasiums, libraries, student governments, and computer labs remain closedLimited food services are available on the Kingston campus only Residence remains closed during the summer monthsAll in-person eventsarepostponed until a later date,the student engagement app,URSLChas numerous virtual eventsJessie Pengelly and Shirley Chaisson, ourIndigenous Student Advisors, are available remotely and are planning workshops for the fall. Kingston students can connect with Jessie at jpengelly@sl.on.ca and Brockville & Cornwall students can reach Shirley at schaisson@sl.on.ca Financial Aid Advisorsare available virtually to assist you with your OSAP applications and hardship bursaries. Students can contact: Kingston: osapk@sl.on.caBrockville: osapb@sl.on.caCornwall: osapc@sl.on.caInternational Student Advisors Kingston: Laura Caldwell, RISIA, LCaldwell@sl.on.caKingston: Carolina Palmer, CPalmer@sl.on.ca  Brockville: Jammie Bannon, JBannon@sl.on.ca  Cornwall: FrancineDesnoyers, RISIA, FDesnoyers@sl.on.ca

Students Accessing Campus need to have:

Completed this training (if you are reading this you have completed the training)Confirmed their acceptance of the Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19Ensured the SLC Safe app is on their phone or device so they are prepared for the screening to access campus

Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19

Studentsmust complete the “Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19 prior to coming to campus. This confirms our community’s shared commitment to respecting the health and safety of our campus and our community. Click HERE to access the agreement. Note: when you have completed it, your name will be added to a list confirming you have completed this requirement; this will be verified when you enter the Campus.We suggest you email yourself the completed form (an option when you complete the agreement) as a back-up confirmation.

If you are looking for additional information on the topics covered in this training please visit the college website. Additional information and resources are included below:

Additional Information

COVID-19

Social Stigma and Microaggression

KFL&A Public HealthLeeds, Grenville and Lanark Health UnitEastern Ontario Health UnitOntario COVID-19 websiteGovernment of Canada COVID-19 website

Be a Positive BystanderIf you hear or witness someone using misinformation in an aggressive way, report thebehaviouror, if you’re comfortable and safe to do so, speak up. If you’re feeling frustrated: -Take care of yourself-Distance yourself physically-Avoid confronting the individual-Don’t make assumptions about the reasons for the individual actionsReport the problematic behaviour to the correct authority. Stigmas and microaggressions cause harm to an individual's well-being. Being mindful and using the correct language when referring to COIVD-19 virus will benefit everyone in our college community.Stigma:Can occur when people associate a risk with specific people, places, or things, such as a minority population group and may occur in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Microaggressions:Verbal, non-verbal, and environmental snubs or insults that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages. Microaggressions can occur during the COVID-19 pandemic when an individual is perceived to be ignoring or downplaying public health advice, such as not wearing Personal Protective Equipment, and individuals closely connected with someone who has been confirmed as having the virus, or those who may have had the virus themselves.