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COVID-19

Your health and safety remain our top priority when you come to campus. Planning and decisions regarding campus academics and activities continue to follow Public Health and provincial Ministry requirements and advice. Please note that the protocols and information shared on this page are based on current information and can change at any time.

“SLC is open, and we are looking forward to a terrific fall semester.” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “As we have done since March 2020, if public health and provincial requirements change, we will adjust our plans. We strongly encourage folks to be vaccinated at the recommended frequency and remind folks that SLC is a mask-optional community, where anyone wishing to wear a mask is welcome to do so.” - Glenn Vollebregt, President and CEO. Read the media release and email to students and employees sent August 24, 2022.

Important Updates as of May 24, 2022

  • In accordance with public health guidelines, SLC has removed several safety protocols, including proof of vaccination, daily health screening and mandatory masking.
  • Please remember that people can have different reasons for continuing to wear a mask and that anyone choosing to wear a mask on campus past June 1 is exercising their individual right to do so and are to be treated with respect.
  • All campus entrances are open.

If you have further questions about COVID-19 please contact covid@sl.on.ca

Campus safety protocols

  • SLC has enhanced daily cleaning of common touchpoints such as door handles, elevator buttons, stair rails, etc. along with other recommendations provided by Public Health.
  • Hand sanitizer stations have been installed in key areas.
  • An adequate supply of liquid soap, hand sanitizer, and waste receptacles are located throughout the campuses.
  • If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 follow the appropriate COVID-19 Process for SLC outlined below.

COVID-19 Process

What to do if you are experiencing symptoms or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Stay home if you are feeling ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Do not come on campus or attend an off-campus activity.

You must isolate if you:

You may need to isolate if you were exposed to someone who has COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19.

You do not need to isolate, but must still monitor for symptoms and take all necessary precautions if you have been exposed to someone from another household with symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result.
 

Take the COVID-19 self-assessment to determine next steps and recommendations.

If you have tested positive on a rapid antigen test, you don’t need a PCR test to confirm the result.

Determine if you are eligible for PCR testing.

If you are eligible for a PCR test, find a testing location near you.

Antiviral treatments are now available for those with symptoms and a positive test result (PCR or rapid antigen test) who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19. These treatments must be taken immediately within the first five to seven days (depending on the treatment) of symptom onset.

Learn about antiviral treatment options or talk to your health care provider.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive on a COVID-19 test, tell your close contacts that they have been exposed.

A close contact is anyone you were less than two metres away from for at least 15 minutes, or multiple shorter lengths of time, without personal protective equipment in the 48 hours before your symptoms began or your positive test result, whichever came first.

Informing your contact will help stop the spread of the virus. Give them the link to covid-19.ontario.ca/exposed.

If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 follow the appropriate COVID-19 process below for students, employees, and contractors.

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

Students

If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 follow the processes below.

  • Go directly home and avoid public transportation. 
  • If you do not drive or are part of a carpool:  
    • Call a family member if you are currently living with them.
    • If no transportation is available, please contact SLC campus security at 613.544.5400 ext. 5555 to arrange for taxi transportation on your behalf. SLC campus security will notify the taxi company that you require transportation and that special precautions are to be taken.
  • Upon arrival home, take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required).
  • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.
  • The Campus Health Centre can support you with any additional health-related inquiries at 613.544.5400 ext. 1136 or HealthCentreK@sl.on.ca.
  • Immediately return to residence and stay in your room with no guest access.
  • Notify the residence front desk and wait for further instructions from Residence Management.
  • Upon arrival in residence, take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required).
  • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.
  • The Campus Health Centre can support you with any additional health-related inquiries at 613.544.5400 ext. 1136 or HealthCentreK@sl.on.ca.
  • Do not come to the college or attend your work placement.
  • Take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required).
  • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.
  • The Campus Health Centre can support you with any additional health-related inquiries at 613.544.5400 ext. 1136 or HealthCentreK@sl.on.ca.
  • Go directly home, avoid public transportation.
  • Do not return to the college unless staying in residence. Follow the "Students staying in residence" instructions above.
  • Do not come to the college or attend your work placement.
  • Upon arrival home, take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required)
  • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.
  • The Campus Health Centre can support you with any additional health-related inquiries at 613.544.5400 ext. 1136 or HealthCentreK@sl.on.ca.

    Employees & Contractors

    If you suspect you are ill with COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19 follow the processes below.

    • Go directly home and avoid public transportation. 
    • If you do not drive or are part of a carpool:  
      • Call a family member if you are currently living with them.
      • If no transportation is available, please contact SLC campus security at 613.544.5400 ext. 5555 to arrange for taxi transportation on your behalf. SLC campus security will notify the taxi company that you require transportation and that special precautions are to be taken.
    • Immediately notify your manager, Associate Dean, or Dean of any absences required.
    • Upon arrival home, take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required).
    • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.
    • Do not go to the college campuses or SLC Business locations.
    • Immediately notify your manager, Associate Dean, or Dean of any absences required.
    • Take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required).
    • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.
    • Go directly home and avoid public transportation. 
    • Immediately notify your SLC contact. 
    • Take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required).
    • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.
    • Do not go to the college campuses or SLC business locations.
    • Immediately notify your SLC contact. 
    • Take the Government COVID-19 self-assessment. The answers you provide in the self-assessment will determine your next steps, including isolation requirements and testing (if required).
    • Follow the requirements outlined here for your specific situation including notifying your close contacts.

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