Those who develop symptoms during the 14-day monitoring period should immediately self-isolate (stay in a room that is not shared with anyone else) and call their health-care provider or the provincial health line 8-1-1 to discuss any need for testing and follow up.
– Stay in a well-ventilated room, including an open window, if possible. – Do not have other people come in the room.
– Do not attend classes. Limit going in shared spaces. Try to keep a two-meter distance between yourself and others whenever possible.
– Practice good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene as described above.
– If possible, have supplies dropped off outside your door to help avoid direct contact, and limit the number of people helping to take care of you.
– Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces. Regular household cleaning products are effective against most viruses, and you can also use 1 part bleach to 9 parts water as an effective disinfectant
– Use dedicated linen and utensils, which can be washed with soap and water and re-used, and do not need to be disposed of.
– Dispose of any tissues, wipes, masks, or gloves in a waste container lined with a plastic bag before disposing with other household waste.
– Wash your clothes in hot water (between 60-90 °C), and then thoroughly dry them.
If you are sick and depend on post-secondary housing, food, laundry, hygiene, or other critical services, please let your campus know that you are self-isolating so that they can help support you, including in your current studies.
More information on self-isolation is available here.