Covid-19 Health and Safety Guide

Covid-19 Health and Safety Guide

Health and Safety Guide

During the COVID-19 outbreak, it is very critical for all of us to act responsibly. We all need to do our part to ensure each other’s safety. Clarkridge Career Institute has taken some strict measures and will continue to do so to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff and community. We are doing our part to ensure your safety!

Now we request you to follow the COVID-19 Prevention Methods and do your part in keeping the community safe.

Stay home as much as possible

  • Plan ahead and reduce the number of visits to grocery shops, pharmacies and banks.
  • Do not use public transport unless absolutely necessary.
  • Do not host or attend large gatherings
  • Do not visit members who are in an at-risk group.
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Physical Distancing

What is physical distancing?

Physical distancing means limiting your contact with people outside your household that you interact with. Physical distancing can help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

How is physical distancing achieved?

  1. Limit your time in public – When trying to control risks, elimination of hazard is always the first and best option that should be considered. This can be achieved by:
  2. Only leave home when absolutely necessary.
  3. Avoid crowded places.
  4. When outside, maintain at least a 2-meter (6 feet) distance from others.
  5. Use a grocery delivery service if/when possible, to avoid visits to grocery stores.
  6. When going for grocery shopping, plan ahead and prepare a list of grocery items to avoid multiple visits to the grocery stores.
  7. Avoid in person gatherings with friends and use virtual methods of video communication such as Zoom, Google hangout and FaceTime to stay in touch with friends.

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Respiratory Etiquettes

Having good respiratory etiquettes can have a huge impact in preventing the spread of respiratory viruses such as COVID-19. Public Health Ontario recommends the following steps to be followed to minimize the spread of droplets from coughing or sneezing:

  • Turning head away from others
  • Maintaining 2-meter separation from others
  • Covering nose and mouth with a tissue
  • Immediate disposal of tissues into waste after use
  • Immediate hand hygiene after disposal of tissues

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When and How to Wear a Mask?

Use of anon-medical masks and face coverings is made mandatory by the Ministry of Health in indoor public spaces and when using public transit.
At Clarkridge Career Institute, wearing a non-medical mask or face covering is mandatory when in common indoor spaces, including classrooms and labs.

Mask and Face covering requirements:

  • A mask must fit snuggly (without gapping) to cover the nose, mouth, and chin.
  • Allow for easy breathing
  • Fit securely to the head with ties or ear loops
  • Be comfortable and not require frequent adjustments

Use of masks with exhalation valves are not recommended by the Government of Canada.These types of masks have been proven to be ineffective as a source control measure and will not be considered as a suitable form of face covering by Clarkridge Career Institute.

Face shields can be used as an extra layer of protection but CANNOT be used to replace masks or face covering.

Face covering exceptions:

Exceptions will be provided to individuals who are unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition or a disability.

Face covering exception requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case biases.

If you want to submit a face coving expectation request, please send us an e-mail at support@clarkridge.com

All face covering exception requests have to be approved by Clarkridge Career Institute.

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