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Welcome to COVID-19 Health & Safety Awareness Training:

A Guide for Students Returning to Campus During the Winter Semester

When you return to SLC your health and safety is our top priority.  Our campuses will look a little different, with new signage outlining the guidelines and precautions to be taken to ensure the safety of everyone who enters our buildings.For information and inquiries, please contact the Campus Health Centre at ext. 5521 or HealthCentreK@sl.on.ca, Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000, 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 testFeel ill or have COVID-19 symptomsAre at high risk of severe illness from contracting COVID-19

Note: All employees and students are required to wear a mask while on campus in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, including other SLC worksite locations.

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 or face covering while on campusStay home if you:

For Travellers Without Symptoms of COVID-19 Arriving To / Returning To Canada

If you've recently returned to Canada and you have no signs or symptoms of COVID-19, you must quarantine for 14 days (starting from the date you arrived in Canada). This is mandatory. You're still at risk of developing symptoms and infecting others.Your compliance with this Order is subject to verification and enforcement.More information on quarantine requirements can be foundhere. For international students, further information on SLC's COVID-19 Readiness Plan and additional mandatory requirements can be foundhere.

To Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19:

Wear a mask or face covering while on campus.Do not touch your mask – if you must, sanitize your hands immediatelyWash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or by use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer for 20 secondsDon't touch your face, specifically, your eyes, nose and mouthCough 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 spaceModify practices to reduce how long employees/students are in contact with each otherFollow updated processes and procedures, including the use of personal protective equipment and masks or face coverings

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 or experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms?

If on College Placement

If you believe you are sick

If staying in Residence

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-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 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 a carpool: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 taken.Take the Government COVID-19 Self-assessmenthereand follow the recommendationsIf 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.

Immediately return to residence and remain in your room with no guest accessNotify the residence front desk Wait for further instructions from Residence Management Take 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

COVID-19 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:Students who are required to return to campus for each semester 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 not related to other known causes or conditionsTravel history outside of Canada, or close contact with anyone that has travelled outside of Canada in the past 14 daysClose contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days outside of a controlled, clinical settingThe 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.If you do not have a smart phone or mobile device, Security will be located at the single-entry points to the College and will verbally review the same screening process questions with you.Note: Review of this training package, completion of the “Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19" and daily completion of the pre-screening questionnaire is mandatory for all 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.

COVID-19 Attendance TrackingEach day on campus, uponarrival 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-19 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. ClickHEREto access the agreement. Note: When you have completed the agreement, 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.Any student who is under 18, can access the agreementHEREto have their parent/guardian sign the form. Please print the form and bring the signed copy with you to campus.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Daily enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of common touchpoints such as door handles, elevator buttons, stair rails, etc. are conducted and follow Public Health recommendations. Disinfecting wipes are available in classrooms and labs to wipe down common touch surfaces, like computers and tabletops, before and after use. SLC has 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 the tool or equipment before and after use. Disinfecting wipes are available in classrooms and labs. 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 be current with Public Health guidelines 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 or face covering while on campus

Physical Distancing Continued

Classrooms and Lab Spaces

Common Areas

Washrooms

Water Fountains

Meals and Dining Areas

Elevators

Carpooling

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 COVID-19 reminders.

Gatherings without physical distancing measures in place are not permitted, whether for meals or discussions in the hallways. Hand 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. We ask that you 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. 

Limited food services are available on our Kingston campus. Our Brockville and Cornwall campus will have access to a selection of prepared take-out options.It is strictly prohibited to bring tools, equipment, PPE (other than the mandatory required face covering or mask), or other material into any dining areas.  

Elevators remain accessible, but physical distancing guidelines have been applied. Due to the size of the elevators, and in order to maintain physical distancing, only one rider will be permitted to use the elevator at a time. Signage is located at each elevator and on each floor. Hand sanitizer pedestals are available 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. 

Commute Ontario has created an online guide for carpooling etiquette, cleaning/disinfecting a vehicle, and a vehicle checklist that can be foundhere.To keep everyone safe, here are some helpful tips: Avoid carpooling, if possible Limit carpooling to a member of your academic cohort, if possible Stay home if the driver or the passenger is ill Wear a mask or face covering over the nose, mouth, and chinMaintain physical distancing requirements by limiting the number of passengers in the vehicle Follow proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette Have hand sanitizer available in the vehicle Avoid recirculating air during transport and set the climate control system to circulate fresh air Disinfect the vehicle regularly More information about physical distancing and COVID-19 symptoms can be found on the Government of Ontario’s websitehere.  

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 or if your mask becomes damaged our soiled during your day.

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

NOTE: All employees and students are required to wear or a mask or face covering 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

A non-medical mask or face covering can be homemade or purchased, and should: be made of at least 3 layers 2 layers should be tightly woven material fabric, such as cotton or linenthe third (middle) layer should be a filter-type fabric, such as non-woven polypropylene fabricbe large enough to completely and comfortably cover the nose, mouth and chin without gaping allow for easy breathing fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops be comfortable and not require frequent adjustments be changed as soon as possible if damp or dirty maintain its shape after washing and drying

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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  Do not touch your mask – if you must, sanitize your hands immediatelyFace 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 the mask fits 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 be worn 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 Understand that experiencing feelings of some fear and anxiety is normal Know yourself Seek credible information

Mental Health

Student Wellness & Accessibility Our Student Wellness & 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.Emergency InformationCampus security can be reached at 613.544.5400 ext. 5555.If you are experiencing an urgent or life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Department.If you are the victim of sexual assault or violence, find help at stlawrencecollege.ca/sexualviolenceIf you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19, take a self-assessment at covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment and follow the recommendations.Telehealth ResourcesTeleHealth Ontario: Call 1.866.797.0000 toll-free for confidential access to a registered nurse 24 hours a day.MobileDOCTOR by guard.me: International students can access online doctor visits anytime, anywhere, with your visit billed directly to guard.me. Sign up at guard.me/mobiledoctor.Mental Health SupportIf you or someone you know needs mental health support, the following resources are free, confidential, and can be accessed at any time.Good2Talk: A free, confidential service for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7/365. Call 1-866-925-5454 to receive professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being. Crisis Text Line: A free, confidential texting service, available 24/7/365, powered by Kids Help Phone. Text GOOD2TALKON to 686868 to be connected to a trained volunteer Crisis Responder who is there to listen and support students with any issue they’re facing. keep.meSAFE by guard.me: Immediate and free, confidential support for international students, accessible anywhere in the world at any time of day or night. Speak with counsellors understand your culture and speak your preferred language. Students outside of Canada and the USA: call 001-416-380-6578. Students in Canada and the USA: call 1-844-451-9700. Or download the MySSP app to chat. SLC Student ResourcesChaplain Services, please email chaplain@sl.on.caTAO:Therapy Assistance Online(TAO) is a digital platform with a mobile app designed to support your well-being. Go to ca.taoconnect.org to register for, or log into, your TAO account.Student Wellness & Accessibility providesaccess and supportsfor students through a wide range of services.Web ResourcesTAO:Therapy Assistance Online(TAO) is a digital platform with a mobile app designed to support your well-being. Go to ca.taoconnect.org to register for, or log into, your TAO account.ConnexOntario (1-866-531-2600), Ontario’s mental health, addictions and problem gambling helpline, which can provide contact information for local mental health and addictions services and supports, including crisis lines.Visit Togetherall, a 24/7 anonymous online education and discussion platform for mental health support. Visit bouncebackontario.ca to access their guided self-help program using workbooks, with phone coaching support, or ask your primary care provider for a referral.Mindyourmind.cais a mental health website with interactive tools and resources to build capacity and resilience for youth and young adults. Community ResourcesKingston Community ResourcesKingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFLA) Addiction & Mental Health Services (AMHS), 24 hour crisis line, 613-544-4229 or 1866-616-6005.Brockville Community ResourcesLanark, Leeds, and Grenville Addictions & Mental Health at 25 Front Avenue West, 613) 342-2262 Mental Health Crisis Line, 1-866-281-2911 Distress Line - Open 5 pm to midnight/365 days/year, 1-800-465-4442Cornwall Community ResourcesCounselling & Support Services of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, 613-932-4610 or 1-855-647-8483 Community Mental Health Services, 613-932-9940

Campus Services

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

Students can access a live chat here or 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.

Student Supports & Services

Students Accessing Campus need to have:

Completed this training (if you are reading this you have completed the training)Confirmed your acceptance of the Student Conduct Agreement for COVID-19Ensured the SLC Safe app is downloaded onto your phone or device so you are prepared to complete the daily screening each time, you are required to access campus

Reminder: Students who are required to return to campus for each semester have been contacted individually. If you have not been contacted, you will be working and studying remotely until further notice.

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. ClickHEREto access the agreement. Note: When you have completed the agreement, 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.Any student who is under 18, can access the agreementHEREto have their parent/guardian sign the form.Please print the form and bring the signed copy with you to campus.

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

COVID-19KFL&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 the behaviour to Campus Security by phoning 613-544-5400 extension 5555 or, 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 Security. Stigmas and microaggressions cause harm to an individuals’ well-being. Being mindful and using the correct language when referring to the COVID-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.