Campus Access & Essential Info

Health and Hygiene Protocols

Overview

Resources from our College Nurses

Health Services Covid-19 Q&A Page

Masks

Protocol for Students and Employees

Wear your personal mask when lining up and entering the College.

Upon entering the College, all students, employees and authorized visitors will be given a new procedural mask and must wear the College-issued mask while inside.

A face shield may not be worn instead of a procedural mask in places where wearing a procedural mask is mandatory.

It is important to follow protocols in order to protect our Dawson community.

Some activities also require goggles, face shield and gown.

Instructions for use and care of procedural masks

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
  • Replace every four hours 
  • Throw out after use

Masks must be worn by all individuals at all times except when:

  • Working in a closed office alone with the door closed
  • 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:

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.

A negative COVID test does not always mean the self-isolation period is finished.

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:

  • 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:

  • 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: March 31, 2021