COVID-19 Case Management Protocol For Continuous Enhancement of Campus Safety

Metropolitan Community College continuously monitor the health conditions of its students and staff to ensure a safe environment for everyone on campus.  While the College has implemented various protocols with limited access to campus and alternative method of education delivery, the following procedures will be followed in certain situations where there might be a risk of COVID-19:

1. Procedures if Individuals Develop COVID-19 Symptoms on Campus:

a) Provide the individual with a confidential first aid assessment, including the Thrive BC assessment for COVID-19

b) The individual will be advised to contact 8-1-1 for further assessment and testing and provide updated to the school

c) Advise the individual to remain in isolation till assessment result shows negative

d) If the individual shows symptoms which are gone by itself, the individual is required to remain in isolation for 14 days before returning to the College

e) Contact the Building Manager to notify them with potential risk and request for immediate hygiene service arrangement with disinfectant

f) The College will keep monitoring the individual’s condition by conducting daily check-in

g) The College will gather information on all people who had been in close contact with the individual

2. Procedures for Reporting Unsafe Conditions for any compliance issues or if informed of a COVID-19 diagnosis of someone who has been at our site within the last 14 days:

a) The college will contact the Public Health Authority (Vancouver Coastal Health) to report all unsafe conditions with compliance issues or confirmed COVID-19 cases at our site

b) The College will collect the information contained in Section 1 of the “COVID-19 Case Management Protocol” and report all the information to the Public Health Authority (Vancouver Coastal Health)

c) Provide the Public Health Authority (Vancouver Coastal Health) with all the relevant records and contact tracing lists for all rooms where the affected person may have spent time within the last 2 weeks

d) Upon reporting, follow the guidance and direction from the Provincial Health Authority (the guidance or direction from the Provincial Health Authority shall overcome other internal procedures)

e) Inform the Building Manager of the unsafe conditions and cooperate with the Building Manager with disinfecting the campus as well as the building’s common areas such as classrooms, hallways, all equipment and furniture, elevator, etc.

f) Keep record of reporting and keep track of the people who have been in close contact with the person confirmed positive. Report to the Public Health Authority (Vancouver Coastal Health) if anyone found symptoms of COVID-19.

3. Procedures in case of a potential outbreak

a) If the College receives confirmation that potential on campus transmission exists, the College will immediately notify the Public Health Authority (Vancouver Coastal Health) to report the situation

b) Upon reporting, follow the guidance and direction from the Provincial Health Authority (the guidance or direction from the Provincial Health Authority shall overcome other internal procedures)

c) The College will implement a 14-day shutdown of all physical campus activities and request all students, faculty and staff to remain online to ensure delivery of education

d) In case of an outbreak where more individuals are tested COVID-19 positive during the above 14-day shut down period, the College will reset the shutdown date with a new 14-day period

Updated on: Nov 12, 2020

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