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COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 MEASURES
October 13, 2021

Our priority is the health and safety of our staff and students and it is a responsibility we take very seriously. Given the recent surge of COVID-19 infection rates driven by the Delta variant, particularly among individuals who are not fully vaccinated, it is critical that we use all available measures to help protect our learning community.   

Vaccination
As a public, post-secondary learning institution that receives provincial funding and as regulations under the Saskatchewan’s The Employers’ Covid-19 Emergency Regulations provide measures to safeguard the health of employees and individuals, Carlton Trail College is aligning efforts for its Board members, staff, students and visitors to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or regular, negative test results at all of its locations.

Effective October 22, 2021, Board members, staff and students will need to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. Appropriate forms will be provided to do so, with all required documentation to be submitted to covid19@carltontrailcollege.com If an individual is not vaccinated or chooses not to disclose their vaccination status through their vaccination declaration by October 22, he/she will be required to provide the College with regular, negative COVID-19 test results starting December 3, 2021.

For proof of vaccination, Carlton Trail College will recognize:

  • the card issued by the Saskatchewan Health Authority at the time of vaccination;
  • a copy of a vaccination record obtained online through MySaskHealthRecord;
  • records entered into the digital SK Vax Wallet; or
  • a letter of verification from a doctor or pharmacist in Saskatchewan.

For proof of a negative test result, a self-administered take-home rapid antigen test will not be accepted as valid proof of negative COVID-19 test results.  Individuals requiring a negative test result have several private options on the market that will provide a rapid antigen test or a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for a fee. The cost for all proof of negative test results is the responsibility of the individual.  

Starting December 3, 2021, all individuals affiliated with, working for, learning from or visiting Carlton Trail College locations will be required to adhere to the following:

  • provide proof of full vaccination; or
  • provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result from within the previous 7 days.

New students starting programs in January 2022 or later will be required to declare their vaccination status and provide proof of vaccination or regular, negative test results.

Individuals registering in the online-only Ed2Go, UGotClass or other, online-only courses that do not require access to College facilities or resources are exempt and do not need to provide proof of vaccination or negative test results.

Starting December 3, 2021, walk-ins/individuals who visit Carlton Trail College - for example, to register, inquire about a program or make a payment - will be required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test result, similar to many business requirements.

This approach is designed to encourage the highest possible COVID-19 vaccination rates amongst College staff and students. This is a critical measure and part of ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of COVID-19 in Carlton Trail College programs and within the communities in which we live and operate.

Masking

Staff
Use of masks is required in all common areas, including washrooms, hallways, classrooms, meeting rooms, shared spaces, etc. Masks are NOT required for those in single occupancy offices unless there is another individual meeting with you (e.g., at your door, sitting in a chair in the office).

Students
Use of masks is required in all common areas, including washrooms, hallways, and classrooms (both instructors and students). This means students are required to wear a mask while sitting at their desks and they can only be removed to eat and/or drink. Students are asked to supply their own masks; however, we will make them available to students on the first day of class.

Visitors
Will be required to wear a mask on campus. If they do not have one available, the College will supply them with one.

Exceptions to this mask Policy will apply where an individual is unable to wear a mask for reasons connected to a protected ground within the meaning of human rights legislation.

Individuals who have approved exceptions may not be permitted to return to the College's premises while this policy is in effect and will be accommodated to the point of undue hardship as required by law. Each case will be reviewed as appropriate. Anyone claiming an inability to wear a mask on protected grounds should contact Amy Yeager via email at yeagera@carltontrailcollege.com or at 1.306.682.2623.

Other Measures

Screening/Monitoring: Students and staff should continue the practice of self-screening and monitoring for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. During fall and winter, it is expected that we will see an increase of respiratory illness; any respiratory illness should be considered COVID-19. Stay home, or leave campus, if you are feeling unwell. In all cases, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19, it is recommended that you get tested.

Symptoms: COVID-19 is similar to other respiratory illnesses, including the flu and the common cold and may include one or more of the following symptoms:
     • Fever
     • Cough
     • Headache
     • Muscle and/or joint aches and pains
     • Sore throat
     • Chills
     • Nasal congestion
     • Conjunctivitis
     • Dizziness
     • Fatigue
     • Nausea/Vomiting
     • Diarrhea
     • Loss of appetite
     • Altered sense of smell or taste
     • Shortness of breath
     • Difficulty breathing

Staff: Advise your supervisor if you are feeling unwell.

Students: Advise your instructor if you are feeling unwell.

Hand Hygiene and Coughing/Sneezing Etiquette
Follow proper hand hygiene and coughing/sneezing etiquette:
     • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Scrub for 20 seconds.
     • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
     • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.
     • Cough/sneeze into the bend of your elbow and then wash your hands with soap and water.

Hand sanitizers are available in each class, and throughout the College, in highly visibly locations to use encourage regular use.

Enhanced Cleaning
Enhanced cleaning and sanitization are critical to help mitigate the spread of COIVD-19.
     • Facility staff will clean and sanitize all high touch surfaces at regular intervals throughout the day.
     • Both students and staff will be responsible for disinfecting their work area and wiping down high-touch surfaces after use.

Kitchens
     • Will remain open.

Use of Lockers
     • Will be permitted. Avoid congregating around lockers.

College Vehicles
     • Same rules apply as being on campus regarding masking.
     • Staff have the choice to taking a separate College vehicle if they feel more comfortable doing so.

 

For more information, contact:

Carlton Trail College
Phone: 306.682.2623 or 1.800.667.2623
Email: covid19@carltontrailcollege.com 

For the latest on all provincial guidelines and health measures, visit saskatchewan.ca.