Heritage College CEGEP: Step by Step Process for Managing COVID Cases for Fall 2022

Updated November 3, 2022

This Heritage College document clearly outlines the process to be used for the management of Covid-19 cases only, any other types of absences must be treated following the normal absence procedure (i.e.: for faculty using Omnivox; for non-teaching personnel, by informing the immediate supervisor and HR of their absences; for students by informing their respective teacher of their absences).

Concerning Faculty:

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A teacher who receives a positive Covid-19 test for themselves is no longer required to self-isolate. Furthermore, they can continue to come to work but must wear a mask for a period of 10 days. In addition, during this period, the teacher must:

  • Stay at home if they have a fever.
  • Continue to work while wearing a mask if they have a cough, sore throat or nasal congestion until the symptoms are over.
  • Following the 10 days of the start of the symptoms, the teacher must avoid contact with vulnerable people and avoid non-essential social events. It is also recommended that they keep their distance and to encourage working from home whenever possible. 

The complete Ministry of Health guidelines can be found by clicking here

OmnivoxTeacher
2A teacher who has a fever must register their absence using Omnivox to notify their students and the College of their absence. OmnivoxTeacher

Concerning Non-Teaching Employees:

Step #Action to be takenCommunication Person in charge
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A non-teaching employee who receives a positive Covid-19 test for themselves is no longer required to self-isolate. Furthermore, they can continue to come to work but must wear a mask for a period of 10 days. In addition, during this period, the employee must:

  • Stay at home if they have a fever.
  • Continue to work while wearing a mask if they have a cough, sore throat or nasal congestion until the symptoms are over.
  • Following the 10 days of the onset of the symptoms, the non-teaching employee must avoid contact with vulnerable people and avoid non-essential social events. It is also recommended that they keep their distance and to encourage working from home whenever possible.

The complete Ministry of Health guidelines can be found by clicking here

Phone and/or emailImmediate Supervisor and HR
2A teacher who has a fever must register their absence using Omnivox to notify their students and the College of their absence. Phone and/or emailImmediate Supervisor and HR

Concerning Students:

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A student who receives a positive Covid-19 test result for themselves is no longer required to self-isolate. Furthermore, they can continue to come to school but must wear a mask for a period of 10 days.

Additional Information:  In addition, during this period, students must:

  • Stay at home if they have a fever.
  • Continue to come to school while wearing a mask if they have a cough, sore throat or nasal congestion until the symptoms are over.
  • Following the 10 days of the onset of the symptoms, students must avoid contact with vulnerable people and avoid non-essential social events. It is also recommended they kept their distance and to encourage working or study from home whenever possible.

The complete Ministry of Health guidelines can be found by clickinghere

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Students who are currently involved in ECCE or SCC fieldwork placement, Nursing clinical stage or Co-op stage, and who have a fever and cannot attend their stages or placement, must also notify their respective Department Coordinator of their absence.

MIODepartment Coordinator
3Students can submit their request for accommodation directly to their respective teachers.
 
MIO

 

Teachers

4Students who requiring additional information can contact Student Services at sservices@cegep-heritage.qc.caPhone/MIO/EmailStudent Services

Any questions or concern relating to COVID-19 and this document, please contact either mcharlebois@cegep-heritage.qc.ca (staff) or jgoulet@cegep-heritage.qc.ca(students).

CEGEP Heritage College 2022-2023 COVID-19 Update for All Staff

Nov 7, 2022

Quebec drops mandatory five-day isolation for those who test positive for COVID-19

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Quebec is dropping the mandatory five-day isolation period for those who test postive for COVID-19, even as the province’s public health director urges people to take precautions to avoid seasonal viruses.

Dr. Luc Boileau said today that the province is strongly recommending that people stay home when sick and wear a mask as soon as flu-like symptoms appear.

Boileau said some COVID-19 indicators are improving, but the disease continues to circulate alongside other seasonal viruses, including some that primarily affect children.

However, he said the five-day COVID-19 isolation period is being dropped in favour of an approach that appeals to people’s common sense.

Those recommendations include staying home in case of fever, and wearing a mask in cases of cough, sore throat or nasal congestion.

Boileau said sick people are also asked to limit contacts with vulnerable people and work from home when possible.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 3, 2022.

The Cégep Heritage College website is your official source of information when it comes to any changes at the College due to COVID-19. Whenever there is new information, we will post it here, everyday at 2:00pm. Updates regarding all other subjects at the College can be found here.