Reminder of COVID safety protocols
With the new semester now underway, we have already learned of several instances of people testing positive for COVID-19. We’d therefore like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of our COVID safety protocols. Please share and discuss with your staff and colleagues.
• Isolate until symptoms have been improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours if gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea) and you do not have a fever.
• For a total of 10 days after the start of symptoms (or date of positive test result, whichever is earlier), you should:
- Wear a mask as much as possible in public settings.
- You can participate in activities where a mask is worn but you should avoid non-essential activities where removing the mask would be necessary (e.g., dining out)
• Not visit anyone who is immunocompromised or at higher risk of illness (e.g., seniors)
• Avoid non-essential visits to any . (e.g., acute care settings, continuing care facilities). Where visits cannot be avoided, you should wear a medical mask, maintain physical distancing, and notify the highest risk setting of your recent illness/positive test. The person you are visiting should also wear a mask if they are able to.
If you are a close contact and do not live in a high risk setting, you should follow these instructions:
• You are not required to self-isolate if you do not have symptoms.
- Self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate immediately if you develop any symptom of COVID-19.
- Continue to wear a well-fitted mask in all public settings.