Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update and Travel Advice

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak Update and Travel Advice

If you have travel plan, if you have travel plans, we strongly encourage you to review the Government of Canada Travel Advice and Advisories. Website: Official Global Travel Advisories

 

Before you leave, we encourage you to receive full vaccination and check your travel destinations for the travel health notices for COVID-19 and vaccination requirement as each country and area may have different levels of risk.

The Government of Canada is also advising Canadians to AVOID ALL TRAVEL on CRUISE SHIPS due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, until further notice.

 

Please note

Should you return from travel from a region that has reported COVID-19 cases and/or evidence of community transmission or any of your family members at home is undergoing testing for COVID-19.

  • You should stay at home; to self-quarantine for a period of up to 14 days prior to returning to the School.
  • You or your family should seek medical care early should they be displaying acute respiratory symptoms (i.e. cough, difficulty breathing, fever).

Please do not come to the School if you are sick particularly if you have a cold or flu-like symptoms (regardless of whether you or a family member has recently travelled).

If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, we encourage you to contact Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-799-0000 or your Local Public Health Units to seek medical care early and take all reasonable precautions.

 

Best Practice Guidelines

Non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) will be the most important tools.

  1. Wash your hands frequently: See the attached Hand Washing best practices document from the World Health Organization or watch the Public Health Ontario - 7steps of Hand HygieneVideo 7 steps of Hand Hygiene
  2. Maintain social distancing: Maintain at least one metre (three feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing whenever possible.
  3. Practice respiratory hygiene: Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of used tissue immediately.
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth at all times.
  5. Regularly clean public surfaces (door handles, elevator buttons, public desk surfaces)

 

Locate reputable sources for information and advice

There is a great deal of misinformation and conjecture circulating in respect of Covid-19, particularly online.

 

We recommend that you consult the official sources listed below:

Canadian, Provincial, and Municipal Novel Coronavirus Resources

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation as this situation develops. Stay healthy and stay safe.

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