COVID-19 Health & Safety Awareness Training

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a coronavirus, which is part of a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). They are found worldwide in humans and animals.

According to the World Health Organization, a pandemic is declared when a new disease for which people do not have immunity spreads around the world beyond expectations.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and a dry cough. Some people may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but do not develop any signs or feel unwell. Most people (about 80 percent) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Approximately one out of every six people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems and compromised immune systems, are more likely to develop severe illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the Government of Ontario’s online self-assessment to determine if you need to seek further care.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/

CCHS has taken the following steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus:

·  We are delivering academic programs online. Once authorized, we will be offering programs in a hybrid format. Most programs online excluded virtual in-person labs in a controlled environment.

·  Limiting access to campus to essential service providers and those on campus for mandatory in-person labs and courses

·  We are increasing our cleaning protocols, including making alcohol-based hand sanitizer widely available. We use special sanitizing equipment throughout the night and disinfectants to clean surfaces, cleaning high-touch areas hourly.

·  Having continuously updated COVID-19 information readily available to our students and staff.

·  Communicating through various channels the proper hygiene techniques to take always.

Here are the steps you can take to reduce the risk of infection:

  1. Practice physical distancing of at least two meters ( 6 feet)
  2. Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  3. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you are in the public
  4. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  5. Use your sleeve or a tissue when having to cough or sneeze- NOT YOUR HANDS
  6. Wear a non-medical face mask that fits your head securely and is large enough to cover your nose and mouth. Make sure to wash your hands before you put on your mask, and do not touch it when it is on your face

If you are on campus and start to feel ill or experience symptoms of COVID-19, please notify Student Service and leave campus immediately. If emergency, on-campus medical support is required, please visit our Customer Serves Representative in the front desk. She will assist you with the correct protocol.

After leaving campus, go immediately to a provincial COVID-19 assessment Center and get tested.

If you take a COVID-19 test, we ask that you provide Canadian College for Higher Studies the results at [email protected]

CCHS will continue to work closely with local public health units and will follow their guidance about personal health information collected from students and employees. This information is also critical for focusing CCHS’s enhanced cleaning and disinfecting activities and contact tracing.

If you believe you have COVID-19, go immediately to a provincial COVID-19 assessment Center, and get tested. If you take a COVID-19 test, we ask that you provide Canadian College for Higher Studies the results at [email protected]

CCHS will continue to work closely with local public health units and will follow their guidance about personal health information collected from students and employees. This information is also critical for focusing CCHS’s enhanced cleaning and disinfecting activities and contact tracing.

LOCATIONS – CULTURAL COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

Punjabi Community Health Services – Scarborough – Sahara Mental Health Program 

c/o Mahesh Nileshwar

3195 Sheppard Ave E Unit 202

Toronto, ON

M1T 3K1

416-835-9885

pchs4u.com

 

TAIBU Community Health Centre

27 Tapscott Rd #1,

Scarborough, ON

M1B 4Y7

(416) 644-3536

http://taibuchc.ca/en/

 

In an emergency, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency department.

Resources and Link can be found on the college website, student portal and general FAQ section.

CONTACT PUBLIC HEALTH

Toronto Public Health
277 Victoria Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON   M5B 1W2
Tel: 416-338-7600
Website : www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/ for guidance on next steps. Public health will provide instructions and do contact tracing if needed.

To support contact tracing, have a system in place so you can provide information about which people had close interactions with an affected worker. This could include information such as:

  • date and approximate length and frequency of interaction
  • full names
  • contact telephone numbers
  • addresses (for workers) or the name of the visitor’s business

 

Testing Centers near CCHS

TESTING LOCATION

 

REXALL

1127 Markham Road

Scarborough, ON

M1H 2Y5

Only tests eligible people without symptoms

1-888-412-2622

www.rexall.ca

(1.31 km away)

 

SHOPPERS DRUG MART

1780 Markham Road

Scarborough, ON

M1B 2W2

416-412-1780

stores.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/store/1381/

(1.94 km away)

 

SCARBOROUGH HEALTH NETWORK – GENERAL HOSPITAL)

3050 Lawrence Ave E

Scarborough, ON

M1P 2V5

416-495-2601

www.shn.ca/covid19-assess/

(2.34 km away)

 

SHOPPERS DRUG MART

629 Markham Road

Scarborough, ON

M1H 2A4

416-439-2121

stores.shoppersdrugmart.ca/en/store/800/

(2.61 km away)

 

SCARBOROUGH HEALTH NETWORK CENTENARY SITE

2867 Ellesmere Road

Scarborough, ON

M1E 4B9

416-495-2601

www.shn.ca/covid19-assess/

(3.37 km away)

For more locations you can visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/assessment-centre-locations/

Canadian College for Higher Studies is continually monitoring conditions related to COVID-19 and will ensure that the college community is up to date through the COVID-19 page on the college website.

 © Canadian College for Higher Studies, 2020