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Health and Safety Guidance during COVID-19

The University is committed to provide and maintain healthy and safe working and learning environments for all workers, students, volunteers, visitors and stakeholders. This is achieved by observing best practices which meet or exceed the standards to comply with legislative requirements. Our workers’ commitment to the University community is integral to the success of the institution. Laurentian continues to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

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Practice Physical Distancing

In order to decrease transmission of COVID-19, Public Health Sudbury and Districts (PHSD) Sudbury and District Public Health (SDPH) are now recommending that everyone practice physical distancing

Physical distancing must be the primary consideration as supervisors prepare for the return of employees to campus, once they are authorized to do so.

Physical distancing (2 metres) is the recommended work practice for all campus work locations. Solutions may differ depending on how many individuals are expected to be present in the work area as well as the operational requirements of the work tasks.

Hand Hygiene

  • Wash hands regularly, following proper handwashing hygiene techniques.
  • Encourage individuals to practice hand hygiene directly after contact with high touch areas.
  • In areas with no proximity to a sink, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer (ensure hand sanitizer is available in the work area).

Cleaning/Disinfection

  • Facility Services have established routine cleaning of high touch surfaces within the work area.
  • Avoid sharing of work tools and equipment. If necessary, develop procedures for doing so, which should include sanitization.
  • Assess the need for additional sanitization of work surfaces prior to beginning work in high traffic/high touch areas.

Masks

All persons entering any indoor facility will be expected to wear a Face Covering. The Face Covering must be worn inside the premises at all times, unless it is reasonably required to temporarily remove the Face Covering to receive the  services provided by the University.  

Disposable Masks

A disposable mask is a loose-fitting, disposable device that creates a physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the immediate environment.

 

Cloth Face Coverings

  • Cloth face coverings are not PPE and are not an appropriate substitute for work tasks where medical masks or respirators are required to protect the worker.
  • If using a cloth face covering, individuals should practice hand hygiene before and after use.
  • Reusable cloth face coverings must be cleaned and decontaminated after each use.