WQCEC COVID POLICY

COVID-19 symptoms requiring individuals to remain home until 24 hours symptom free include:  

 

One of the following symptoms: Fever over 38.1°C (100.6°F) , sudden loss of smell with no nasal congestion, with or without loss of taste, Cough (new or worsening), Shortness of breath, Difficulty breathing, Sore throat

At least two of the following symptoms: Runny nose nasal congestion (stuffy nose) for no known reason, Headache, Profound fatigue, Muscle aches (not related to physical exertion), Significant loss of appetite, Nausea or vomiting, ​Stomachache, Diarrhea

Symptoms Source: sante publique

​Symptomatic of COVID-19 (vaccinated or unvaccinated)

Monitor symptoms at home UNTIL 24 hours symptom free before returning (as with any illness). They have removed the 5-day and 10-day isolation periods for symptomatic individuals. This means you could be sick for more or less than 5 days. This applies to family members and close contacts. Proof of vaccination no longer required. No rapid test result required. 24 hours is defined as none of the above COVID symptoms from wake up one to wake up the following day. 24 hours is spent at home.

 

Positive test for COVID-19 (vaccinated or unvaccinated) source: sante publique

Self-isolate for at least 5 days. The period of self-isolation starts with the onset of symptoms or, in the absence of symptoms, the date when the sample was taken. After 5 days, if your symptoms improve and you have not had a fever for 24 hours, without taking medication for fever, you may resume your activities. 24 hours is defined as none of the above COVID symptoms from wake up one to wake up the following day. 24 hours is spent at home too and is completed after 5 minimum isolations days. Sante Publique states unvaccinated individuals must provide a negative test result to return.

General Rules for Everyone

If you are sick, stay home. It is vital that you do not come in with any of the following symptoms:  Fever, cough, difficulty breathing (shortness of breath), sore throat, congestion, loss of sense of smell and taste, stomach aches, major fatigue, significant loss of appetite, general muscle pain, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea 

 

It is critical that we all follow this for the health and safety of others.

We will all follow these general considerations.

 

COMING IN WITH SYMPTOMS:

We cannot guess we what our symptoms are not COVID.

We all have an obligation to each other and ourselves to be honest based on the steps below regarding our vaccination status and our symptoms.

Coming in with symptoms or not isolating based on the protocol below will put everyone at risk and the centre most likely would have to close temporarily.

Staff or students that come in with symptoms can be literally deadly to our unvaccinated or immune compromised staff and students in the centre. You literally put their lives at risk.

If you come to the centre with symptoms you will be sent home immediately.

You will have to contact Sheldon smacgillivray@wqsb.qc.ca about your return

MASK WEARING:

Masks are on BEFORE YOU ENTER THE CENTRE. You will be denied entry if you are not masked.

Masks are ALWAYS ON. Omicron can remain in the air for up to 4 hours.

Everyone must maintain 2-3 meters distances from each other, even when eating.

Your mask is worn properly (over your nose, pinched over the bridge of your nose, under your chin).

If your mask is consistently not being worn properly or not ALWAYS ON, you will be sent home and will have to contact Centre Director Sheldon Macgillivray at smacgillivray@wqsb.qc.ca about your return 

SOCIAL DISTANCING:

Always maintain a minimum of 2 metres social distancing from each other when in the centre

Bathroom policy still applies (1 in each bathroom only at a time)

Try to avoid being in a tight space together at one time where it is difficult to maintain 2 metres distancing