Campus Access & Essential Info

Health and Hygiene Protocols

Overview

Masks and Face Coverings

Protocol for Students

Wear a face covering (reusable cloth mask) when:

  • lining up and entering the College
  • walking through the College
  • walking in the classroom
  • you are seated less than 1.5 metres from classmates and less than 2 metres from a teacher

Wear a procedural mask when:

  • participating in labs and other activities that involve being within 2 metres of others for more than 15 minutes
  • participating in certain activities that require mask, goggles, face shield, and gown

 

Protocol for Employees

Wear a face covering (reusable cloth mask) when:

  • lining up and entering the College
  • walking through the College

Wear a procedural mask when:

  • you are within 2 metres of anyone for more than 15 consecutive or cumulative minutes throughout the day
  • and no other barrier is present (e.g. plexiglass)

 

Instructions for use and care of procedural masks and face coverings

Procedural masks

procedural mask
  • Sometimes called a medical mask, it is disposable and often blue
  • You must cover your nose and mouth
  • Handle by the strings only
  • Adjust to your face using clean hands
  • Avoid touching the mask
  • Replace if wet
  • Throw out after use

Face coverings (reusable cloth masks)

cloth-mask
  • Suggest having at least 3
  • You must cover your nose and mouth
  • Must be washed daily
  • Handle by strings only
  • Avoid touching
  • Replace if wet or soiled

 

Masks and face coverings may be removed when:

  • Employees at a work station are more than 2 metres away from other people
  • Students are seated in class more than 1.5 metres apart from other students and 2 metres away from the teacher
  • Eating or drinking if individuals are at least 2 metres apart

 

Practice Good Hygiene

COVID-19 Symptoms protocol

COVID-19 symptoms:

  • Fever (38 degrees C or 100.4 degrees F, taken orally)
  • Loss of smell
  • Sudden loss of taste
  • New or worsening cough without cause
  • Breathlessness and difficulty to breathe
  • Unusual or unexplained muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Intense fatigue
  • Major loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms at home:

  • Call the COVID hotline at 514-644-4545 and follow the given instructions.

IMPORTANT. If a COVID-19 screening test is recommended, once you receive your results by phone from Public Health (either positive or negative), please ask to receive a copy of the report to be able to justify your absence.

Students:

  • If self-isolation and/or a COVID-19 screening test is recommended:
  1. Inform DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
  2. If you need to miss a class, inform your teacher that you are sick and unable to attend on-site classes/activities for medical reasons. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SPECIFY IT IS COVID RELATED.

Employees:

  • If self-isolation and/or a COVID-19 screening test is recommended:
  1. Inform DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
  2. Inform your manager that you are unable to work on-site because you have been advised to self-isolate.

If testing is recommended and the result is negative:

If testing is recommended and the result is positive:

Everyone:

Students:

  • If you need to miss a class on site, inform your teacher that you are unable to attend on-site classes/activities and to arrange for support for online learning.
  • If your health condition allows, you are expected to continue your online learning activities

Employees:

  • Advise Manager
  • Advise HR management

If COVID-19 symptoms develop at Dawson

Students:

  • Obtain procedural mask from teacher or from Security and put it on.
  • Go to Security desk (2E.14) to have incident report filled out by Security agent.
  • Leave the College property immediately to return home, preferably using private transportation. If public transportation is your only option, ensure you are wearing a procedural mask.
  • Once home, call the COVID hotline at 514-644-4545.
  • Follow the given instructions and advise:
  1. DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
  2. Your teacher, if applicable (unable to attend on-site activities)

Employees:

  • Obtain procedural mask from manager or from Security and put it on.
  • Go to Security desk (2E.14) to have incident report filled out by Security agent.
  • Leave the College property immediately to return home, preferably using private transportation. If public transportation is your only option, ensure you are wearing a procedural mask.
  • Once home, call the COVID hotline at 514-644-4545.
  • Follow the given instructions and advise:
  1. DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
  2. Your manager

Confidentiality  

Confidentiality is a key concern when dealing with illness of employees and students. However, we are in a global pandemic and the College is obliged to keep records and share reports with the DRSP. The College Nurses and HR management follow professional ethical codes of conduct when handling sensitive information regarding health issues.

Flow Chart

Please consult Chart 1: Accessing or returning to college site and Chart 2: Students or employees experiencing COVID-like symptoms for more detailed information

Responsibility of risk assessment:

The DRSP is responsible for assessing the level of risk and for making all decisions related to the continuation of college activities.



Last Modified: September 23, 2020