COVID-19 On-site Teaching Health and Safety Plan

COVID-19 On-site Teaching Health and Safety Plan

Faculty, Staff and Students

All faculty, staff, and students are required to adhere to the guidelines outlined in this Health and Safety Plan.

The Health and Safety Plan details the activities to be undertaken and identifies potential hazards, applicable, and personal protective equipment (PPE) controls required to undertake teaching activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These controls must be followed in addition to all NL Occupational Health and Safety requirements, relevant Eastern Health (EH) and Memorial University (MUN) Policies and Procedures, other COVID-19 requirements (e.g., confirmation of COVID-19 e-learning, COVID-19 health monitoring, etc.) that may be introduced, and other health and safety plans and procedures that would apply to your teaching and learning under normal circumstances.

PRIOR TO ENTERING AN EASTERN HEALTH FACILITY, INCLUDING THE CNS

All faculty, staff and students are required to enter and exit the CNS through the Southcott Hall rear entrance on the ground floor. Students ONLY are permitted to exit using the Forest Road main doors.

SELF-ASSESSMENT AND TESTING REFERRAL

  • ALL FACULTY, STAFF, and STUDENTS are required to complete the appropriate (Employee or Student) Self-Assessment and Testing Referral prior to every entry to an EH facility, including the CNS for any activity including clinical practice, faculty appointments, on-site labs, exams, etc. The Self-Assessment and Testing Referral can be accessed by scanning the appropriate QR code below or by typing the URL into your browser.
  • Faculty, staff, and students who have symptoms associated with COVID-19 or who are required to isolate must not enter an EH facility, including the CNS or engage in on-site activities. Symptoms include fever (or signs of a fever such as chills, sweats, muscle aches and lightheaded), cough, headache, sore throat, painful swallowing, runny nose, unexplained loss of appetite, diarrhea, loss of sense of smell or taste, and chilblain-like lesions on feet and/or hands (small, red or purple spots on hands and/or feet).

EXPOSURE OR POSSIBLE EXPOSURE TO COVID-19

  • Any student who has had a COVID-19 contact in the clinical setting will be notified by EH Occupational Health (OH) or 811, and will receive instructions on how to proceed. Upon receiving a call, students must immediately inform the clinical instructor of the directions provided by OH.
    • Students in N4516 must contact the clinical instructor and coordinator during the day shift and during evenings and/or weekends must contact the on-call CNS manager as per the instructions noted in the course outline and Brightspace shell
  • Any student who has had a possible exposure to COVID-19 outside of the health care setting must immediately complete the appropriate Student Self-Assessment and Testing Referral (below). Students must immediately inform the clinical instructor/course leader and coordinator if the results require them to make an appointment with 811 and/or to self-isolate.
    • Students in N4516 must contact the clinical instructor and coordinator during the day shift and during evenings and/or weekends must contact the on-call CNS manager as per the instructions noted in the course outline and Brightspace shell.
  • Any faculty or staff who has had a COVID-19 contact in the work setting will be notified by OH, and will receive instructions on how to proceed.
  • Any faculty or staff who has had a possible exposure to COVID-19 outside of the health care setting must immediately complete the Employee Self-Assessment and Testing Referral (below), and also contact OH.

PREPARE AND PREVENT

  • While in any EH facility, including the CNS, faculty, staff and students are required to wear a procedural (not cloth) mask. Procedural masks are available on the ground floor, as you enter.
  • Faculty and students who are entering a CLINICAL SETTING for a clinical placement and providing direct care to patients must wear a rated medical mask. Rated medical masks are provided in those areas.
  • Faculty, staff, and students must practice personal hygiene by regularly washing hands with soap and water, when available, or using approved alcohol based hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible. While on-site and before and after leaving any EH facility, including the CNS, wash hands often and for at least 20 seconds at a time.
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing and sneezing and immediately dispose of used tissues in the trash.
  • When possible, physical distancing of 2m (6ft) must be maintained when entering, exiting, and working within the CNS on-site teaching and learning spaces. Follow directional arrows and physical distancing indicators.
  • Environmental Services will clean all learning spaces daily. Faculty and students are required to clean equipment, and other materials that may be used in the course of instruction. Faculty and students must minimize the transfer of commonly used equipment in their teaching and learning environment. Enhanced cleaning protocols for COVID-19 must be followed for all teaching and learning spaces. Surfaces must be cleaned with 70% alcohol or another suitable disinfectant (Oxivir, Accell) before and after use. Users must wipe down any contact points with approved disinfectant or sanitation wipes once they have finished using the space or equipment.
  • On-site teaching and learning spaces must be configured to accommodate physical distancing and reduce the density of occupation. Enhanced cleaning protocols for COVID-19 must be implemented for these spaces. In circumstances where physical distancing is not possible between individuals occupying spaces, appropriate PPE must be used.
  • All waste materials generated during the course of teaching and learning must be properly disposed of daily, and additional cleaning requirements must be reported to Environmental Services at 777-6805.
  • In single offices, physical distancing must be maintained if another person enters the office.
  • In shared offices with multiple occupants, the configuration of the office must be such that physical distancing can be maintained when occupation of the space increases to more than one individual.

COVID-19 Self Screening Assessment

Faculty and Staff

Scan the QR Code below, or visit the COVID-19 Employee Self Screening Assessment Questionnaire

Fill out the form using your MUN account.

QR code

Student

Scan the QR Code below, or visit the COVID-19 Employee Self Screening Assessment Questionnaire

Fill out the form using your MUN account.

Student Self Assessment QR Code

If you need a QR Code reader, the links for Android and iPhone are below.

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