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COVID-19 FAQ

The COVID-19 FAQ is updated on a regular basis.  The College is constantly reviewing the new directives from the government.

We thank you all, for the understanding and adaptability you have shown through such challenging times.

Please ensure to follow the required measures that have been put in place.

Below are some questions you might have, along with answers to help ease your concerns.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Updated: Feb. 3, 2022

 

  • What should I do if I develop symptoms of Covid-19?

    You must isolate and take a rapid test. If you cannot get a rapid test, you must continue to isolate for a minimum of 5 days (if you are fully vaccinated) or 10 days (if you are not fully vaccinated) and until your symptoms are gone or start to diminish.

    You may stop isolating if you have received two negative rapid tests (see question two) or one negative PCR test.

    If you develop Covid-19 symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough, etc) and you are not at the College you should follow the government protocol and call the coronavirus (COVID‑19) information line at 514‑644‑4545 or 450‑644‑4545. Day students must notify the College by MIO at COVID-Reporting.

    Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates should notify the Continuing Education Office by emailing covidconted@crcmail.net, while staff should contact their Manager & Human Resources. Faculty should notify Human Resources.

    Please follow the directives you receive from the coronavirus (COVID‑19) information line.

    • Can I access the College if I have symptoms but received a negative rapid test?

      No, you must follow the present government directives which state that (as of January 2, 2022) you must isolate and then perform a second rapid test 24 hours later.  If this test is also negative and your symptoms are gone or diminishing, you may return to the College after contacting COVID-REPORTING by MIO (for day students only).

      Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates should notify the Continuing Education Office by emailing covidconted@crcmail.net.

      You may stop isolating if you have received two negative rapid tests or one negative PCR test.

      • Can I come to the College if I just have a cold or the flu?

        As we are now in cold & flu season, with many similar symptoms to the COVID it is important to remain very vigilant and attentive to your body.  If you have any SYMPTOMS of COVID that include fever, loss of smell or taste, coughing, difficult breathing, major fatigue, muscle aches & pains, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite or gastro symptoms YOU MUST contact the coronavirus (COVID‑19) information line at 514‑644‑4545 or 450‑644‑4545 before coming to the College regardless of your vaccination status.

        Please follow the directives you receive from the coronavirus (COVID‑19) information line.

        Once you have done this please remember you are not permitted on campus without contacting COVID-Reporting by MIO (for day students only).

        Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates should notify the Continuing Education Office by emailing covidconted@crcmail.net.

        This applies if you have any of the COVID Primary symptoms – fever, loss of smell or taste, coughing, difficult breathing or two of the secondary symptoms – major fatigue, muscle aches & pains, headache, sore throat, loss of appetite or gastro symptoms.

        As many of these symptoms may linger for an extended period of time for the flu & cold students may be permitted to return to campus after consulting a medical professional and contacting COVID-Reporting for day students (by MIO).

        Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates should notify the Continuing Education Office by emailing covidconted@crcmail.net.

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      • Can I access the College if I have been in direct contact with someone who has COVID-19?

        If you are adequately protected, either by vaccination or recent infection, and if you have no symptoms, you can benefit from a “modified isolation period”.

        This means that instead of isolating at home and monitoring for symptoms after coming into close contact with a positive case, you will be able to resume your normal activities (going to work, attending classes) as long as you wear a mask for 10 days and avoid situations where it would need to be removed.

        This means avoiding eating in close proximity to others, using the CSA Fitness Centre, or other activities where people are allowed to take their masks off.  For eating on campus, please make sure to keep two metres distance from others and limit your time to 15 minutes.

        Note that the 10-day period begins on the day of your close contact. If you do develop symptoms following a close contact, then the government says you will still have to isolate at home.

      • What do I do if I develop Covid-19 symptoms during the day while at the College?

      • If you develop Covid-19 symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough, etc) while at the College please proceed to the Info Center who will advise Security.  You will be asked to leave the College.  If you do not have transportation you will be taken to the Covid Room to isolate until transportation can be arranged. Staff should also notify their manager.  Upon return home you should follow the government protocol and call the coronavirus (COVID‑19) information line at 514‑644‑4545 or 450‑644‑4545. Day Division Students must notify the College by MIO at COVID-Reporting while staff should contact their Manager & Human Resources. Faculty should notify Human Resources. For Continuing Education students, contact covidconted@crcmail.net

        If your course or activity takes place in the evening or weekend when the Info-Centre is closed, please contact Security at extension 3210.

        Please follow the directives you receive from the coronavirus (COVID‑19) information line.

      • What do I do if I develop Covid-19 symptoms and am not at the College?

        If you develop Covid-19 symptoms (fever, new or worsening cough, etc) and you are not at the College you should follow the government protocol and call the coronavirus (COVID‑19) information line at 514‑644‑4545 or 450‑644‑4545. Day students must notify the College by MIO at COVID-Reporting.

        Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates should notify the Continuing Education Office by emailing covidconted@crcmail.net, while staff should contact their Manager & Human Resources. Faculty should notify Human Resources.

      • Will I still have to wear a mask?

        Everyone will be required to wear procedural/medical masks in the building at all times. Except for, when eating in the cafeteria while a 2-metre distance is being respected or alone in a closed office. or in an office with a 2-metre distance or barrier.

      • Will Champlain continue to offer procedural masks to all students, faculty, & staff?

        Procedural/medical masks will be offered to all members of the College community.  They are available at the hand-washing stands at all the doors.  You are also welcome to bring your own procedural/medical mask.

      • Am I required to show proof of vaccination to come back on site?

      • No. Proof of vaccination is not required to attend classes. However, as per Government directives it will be required for extracurricular activities, including club activities & athletics.

      • Could the College close down during the semester? How are decisions being made?

        The College is in continual contact with Quebec Public Health and the Provincial Government. We will follow any new directives should there be any.
      • How is air quality in the building being maintained?

        As it relates to ventilation, Champlain College Saint-Lambert adheres to the latest standards set out by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Ventilation systems at the College have been running continuously since the start of the pandemic and there are CO2 sensors installed on all systems that keep CO2 below 1,000 ppm. The fresh air shutters maintain a fresh air supply of 20% at all times.

        In addition, regular maintenance has been performed on the air ventilation system and several upgrades have been made to replace MERV-8 filters with MERV-13 in order to ensure the best possible air quality for our community.

      • What if I have a health condition and am immunocompromised?

        Any student or employee who is immunocompromised, has family members who are immunocompromised or has other serious health issues that prevent them from working and studying on site should contact the services below. Each situation will be treated on a case-by-case basis.

        • Students:  Contact the Registrar’s Office by MIO message.
        • Continuing Education students:  Contact the Continuing Education office.
        • Employees: Contact Claudette Houle in the Human Resources Department at choule@crcmail.net
      • Who can I contact if I have anymore questions?

        If you have any further questions and/or concerns regarding the return to campus, please contact

        Employees: Contact Claudette Houle in the Human Resources Department at choule@crcmail.net
        Day Division Students: Drop by Student Services for all non-academic matters or concerns and the Registrar’s Office for all Academic matters.
        Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates: Drop by Continuing Education or contact at us continuingeducation@crcmail.net

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        FOR STUDENTS

        • What if I miss a class or assessment due to COVID-19 isolation?

          If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please inform the College by messaging “COVID-reporting” on MIO (Day Division).

          Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates should notify the Continuing Education Office by emailing covidconted@crcmail.net.

          • Will students and instructors be required to wear masks in the classroom?

            Everyone will be required to wear procedural/medical masks in all common areas in the building including classrooms at all times. Except for, when eating in the cafeteria while a 2-metre distance is being respected.

          • What if I have long-term illness or disabilities related to COVID-19?

            If you are immunocompromised and/or have family members who are immunocompromised or has other serious health issues that prevent them from studying on site. You should contact the services below. Each situation will be treated on a case-by-case basis.

            Day Division Students: Contact the Registrar’s Office by MIO.

            Continuing Education Students/RAC candidates: Contact Anja Vroomen in Continuing Education at avrooment@crcmail.net

          • What will happen if students are not following the College’s protocols related to COVID-19?

            You will be addressed in a polite and respectful manner by faculty or staff. If the behaviour does not change, the College’s Authority (in most cases, the Campus Security) will be contacted to address the issue. You may also be referred to a College Dean as per the Code of Student Conduct.

           

          FOR STAFF

           

          • Can I continue to work from home?

            Please contact your manager for more information on this subject.

          • Do I have to wear a mask in my shared office space?

            As of January 7, 2022, Quebec’s workplace health and safety board (CNESST) confirmed that masks must be worn at all times in shared offices, including when there are barriers made from plastic or plexiglass. Masks can only be removed when an employee is alone in a closed office.

          • What do I do if a student isn’t following the College’s protocols related to COVID-19?

            Please address the student in a polite and respectful manner. If the behaviour does not change please contact the College Authority (in most cases, the Campus Security).
          • FOR FACULTY

            • Will students and instructors be required to wear masks in the classroom?

              Everyone will be required to wear procedural/medical masks in the building at all times. Except for, when eating in the cafeteria while a 2-metre distance is being respected.

            • What do I do if a student in my classroom isn’t following the College’s protocols related to COVID-19?

              Please address the student in a polite and respectful manner. If the behaviour does not change please contact the College’s Authority such as the Academic Dean or even the Campus Security).
            • Do I have to wear a mask in my office?

              As of January 7, 2022, Quebec’s workplace health and safety board (CNESST) confirmed that masks must be worn at all times in shared offices, including when there are barriers made from plastic or plexiglass. Masks can only be removed when an employee is alone in a closed office.

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