We have developed a fulsome Case Management Policy in collaboration with Niagara Region Public Health to care for students or employees who are symptomatic or have a confirmed case of COVID-19. Our policy is based on scientific resources that guide our understanding of the virus, and contains detailed plans to care for the student and our community. Key strategies include accommodation for isolation and self-isolation, testing, health care and monitoring, contact tracing, student and community health teaching, and a communication plan to keep our students and families informed.
Symptomatic Student or Employee
Any student or employee who presents with symptoms throughout the school or work day will be removed immediately from shared spaces and brought to a containment space. Containment kits have been developed with the safety or our community in mind, and will provide both the responder and symptomatic person with the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) required to keep the members of our community safe.
Symptomatic students or employees who are suspected of having COVID-19 are required to complete testing before returning to campus or attending school.
Day students with symptoms are required to seek advice and care from their medical provider and/or local Public Health office. Those suspected of having COVID-19 are required to complete testing off-site at a local assessment centre, or a location otherwise directed by their medical provider. Day students are required to remain home and participate in remote learning as able, until they receive their test results.
Boarding Students with symptoms will be isolated in the Schmon Health Centre and assessed by the school physician. If COVID-19 is suspected, testing will be done at either the local assessment centre, on-site by the school physician or off-site at a private lab. Boarders will remain in isolation as in-patients in the Schmon Health Centre and participate in remote learning as able, until they receive their test results.