COVID-19 INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL


CMCC's response to COVID-19 and other infectious illness is to ensure continuity of education and provision of healthcare as well as protect the CMCC community. Resources provided on this page will be updated periodically so please refer to it often.

WEAR A MASK

3 ply medical masks must be worn at CMCC and are provided at entry points in response to COVID-19. The option to change into your own N95 or KN95 is permitted (available for purchase at the Bookstore). Please change your mask at entry. Dispose of masks in the appropriate bins placed throughout campus.

HEALTH SCREENING IS MANDATORY

If you answer YES to any question on CMCC’s screening questionnaire, then entry is not permitted because you have not passed screening. The questionnaire below is posted at the entrances, and on the CMCC app.

Do you have ONE or more of the following symptoms that is new or worsening:

  • Fever (37. 8˚ C or higher) and/or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Decreased or loss of taste or smell
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pink Eye
  • Decreased or no appetite

Do you have TWO or more of the following symptoms that are new or worsening:

  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Headache
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches or joint pain
  • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea


Note: Symptoms should not be chronic or related to other known causes or conditions that are not infectious.

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 5 days?

Have you been told that you should be staying at home or self-isolating by a doctor, health care provider, public health or other government authority?

SYMPTOMS, EXPOSURE AND ABSENCE REPORTING

Please follow these steps if you are symptomatic or tested positive for COVID-19

  1. Do not come to campus.
  2. Use the Ontario Self-Assessment to understand next steps AND refer to CMCC requirements in the chart below. Note, CMCC guidance is more rigorous for some scenarios as this is a clinical care institution.
  3. Complete the COVID-19 absence form: Student or Employee. Our team will follow up with you shortly. Students in Years I-III must also contact their Education Year Director for a missed lab, small group session or assessment. Employees must also contact their manager to advise of their absence. Interns are to also contact their clinician.
  4. Notify your close contacts.

Close Contact – You were within 6 feet distance for 15 minutes or more throughout the day and not wearing a mask or you had close physical contact such as hug with the individual.

 

PROCEDURE 

RETURN TO CAMPUS 

I tested positive for COVID-19 (PCR or Rapid Test) AND I have no symptoms 

(Asymptomatic) 

 

 

5 days away from campus required. Day 0 is when you tested positive.  

 

Note: CMCC guidance on 5 days away remains in place as a clinical care institution. 

 

 

 

End of 5 or 10 days AND you can pass health screening. 

 

 

 

Immunocompromised -  Self-isolate for 10 days after you developed symptoms or tested positive (whichever came first).  

I have symptoms  

 

 

 

5 days away from campus required. Day 0 is when symptoms started. 

 

Note: CMCC guidance on 5 days away remains in place as a clinical care institution. 

 

 

End of 5 days AND you can pass health screening AND symptoms must be improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours if you had nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea) AND you have no fever.  

 

Optional: Confirmation of a negative PCR test AND symptoms are improving AND you can pass health screening. 

 

 

Immunocompromised -  Self-isolate for 10 days after you developed symptoms or tested positive (whichever came first).  

I am a close contact or share living space with a person who has symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 

 

Close Contact – You were within 6 feet distance for 15 minutes or more throughout the day and not wearing a mask or you had close physical contact such as hug with the individual. 

Entry permitted if you are not developing symptoms. Self-monitor for 10 days after the last exposure with the individual. 

 

 

If you can pass health screening. 

 

 

 

Additional precautions for 10 days after you have been exposed, or once symptoms are improving or positive test result.  

 

 

  • self-monitor for new or worsening symptoms 
  • seek testing (if eligible) if you develop any new or different symptoms 
  • wear a well-fitted mask 
  • avoid non-essential activities where you need to take off your mask  
  • avoid visiting anyone who is immunocompromised or may be at higher risk of illness (for example, seniors) 
  • avoid non-essential visits to highest risk settings, such as hospitals and long-term care homes 
  • travel alone and take breaks alone if possible 

 

You are not required to provide your test results to CMCC. For urgent medical assistance, call 911.

Public health measures and advice, Government of Ontario. Accessed September 20, 2022

COVID-19 RAPID TESTS

Rapid test kits are available at no charge for employees, students, volunteers and contract personnel. Pick up occurs at the Bookstore providing you show CMCC ID. Contract personnel or volunteers will have to show their pick up approval provided by their CMCC host. One kit at a time per person is permitted. Kits are for those who are learning or working onsite.

How to collect a sample

Special event requests are to be sent to Chantal at cfsalter@cmcc.ca
Rapid test product inquiries are to be sent to rapidtest@cmcc.ca


CMCC Representatives
Sharlene Browne, Human Resources sbrowne@cmcc.ca
Patti Scott, Registrar, 647-417-8254 pscott@cmcc.ca
Joint Health and Safety jhsc@cmcc.ca