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Update on the COVID-19 situation

We understand that you may have concerns with respect to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Note that the College is in constant communication with the proper authorities and we have been actively monitoring information about COVID-19. The directive as of today is not to close schools. However, measures are to be taken to limit the spreading of the virus.

Measures:

  • All employees and / or students that have travelled abroad after March 8th must isolate themselves for a period of 14 days upon their return to Canada.
  • Employees and / or students who currently have symptoms, even if they have not travelled abroad, should also isolate themselves and call 8-1-1.

Students in one of these situations must advise Alexandre Roussel and employees in one of these situations must advise HR.

We are in contact with the RSEQ to evaluation the upcoming sport events and will keep you informed accordingly. We are also reviewing all activities and events individually to determine if they will be maintained. However, following the press briefing by Premier Mr. François Legault and National Director of Public Health Mr. Horacio Arruda, any event that gathers more than 250 people will be canceled for an indefinite period.

As for trips and upcoming events abroad, in countries at risk or not, they will be evaluated in the upcoming days.

The situation will be reviewed daily.

 What You Can Do:

  1. Stay Informed

While news about COVID-19 is evolving quickly, Canadian public health authorities confirm that the risk to Canadians remains low. For the latest and most up-to-date information, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html

Two information lines are also available for general questions (Government of Quebec: 1-877-644-4545, M-F from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and the Government of Canada 1-833-784-4387).

According to public health authorities, many who are infected with COVID-19 experience mild or no symptoms. Symptoms may resemble those of a cold or a flu and can take up to 14 days to appear after an exposure.

They might include fever, cough, difficulty breathing.

  1. Prevention first
  • Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds, including after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Masks are not recommended if you are not sick. Masks should only be worn by people with symptoms to prevent the spread of the virus and by health care providers.
  1. You think you have COVID-19 symptoms?

Please remain at home and contact Info-Santé (8-1-1), a free, bilingual and confidential service staffed by nurses 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Info-Santé nurses can advise you on next steps.

Avoid going to a clinic or to the hospital right away, call 8-1-1 first.