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Have questions? Learn how we are actively responding to the COVID-19 situation at Sprott Shaw College and what you can do to keep yourself safe below.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – General

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 (formerly known as the Novel Coronavirus) is a new virus strain that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus is transmitted via larger liquid droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. The virus can enter through these droplets through the eyes, nose or throat if you are in close contact. The virus is not known to be airborne (e.g. transmitted through the particles floating in the air) and it is not something that comes in through the skin.

It can be spread by touch if a person has used their hands to cover their mouth or nose when they cough. That’s why we recommend you cough or sneeze into your arm and wash your hands regularly.

Listen to Dr. Eleni Galanis answer this question here.

There are measures that all students, faculty, and staff can take to help reduce the risk of respiratory illnesses such as coronavirus, colds, and influenza:

– Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
– If a sink is not available, 60-90% alcohol-based hand rubs (hand sanitizer) can be used to clean hands if they are not visibly soiled. If they are visibly soiled, you can use an alcohol-based disposable hand wipe to remove the dirt and then use an alcohol-based hand rub.
– Do not touch your face/eyes/mouth with unwashed hands.
– When you sneeze or cough, cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crease of your elbow, and then wash your hands.
– Stay home when you are ill.

The Government of Canada has issued an official global travel advisory. Please avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada until further notice.

Students, faculty, staff or visitors who have travelled outside Canada (including the United States) after March 12 should stay home or self-isolate in their room alone for 14 days, immediately on their return. They should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).

Students, faculty, staff or visitors who have travelled outside Canada (including the United States) after March 12 should stay home or self-isolate in their room alone for 14 days, immediately on their return. They should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).

Students, faculty, or staff who have been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 by laboratory testing should stay home or self-isolate in their dorm/room alone for 14 days after their last encounter. Individuals should monitor themselves daily for symptoms (fever, cough, muscle aches, difficulty breathing).

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.

While self-isolating:
– 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.

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or lonely, you can speak with one of our Student Support Advisors at any time to receive immediate support via chat or call. Learn more here.

For more information including all FAQs and current information, please follow the BC Centre for Disease Control here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – Sprott Shaw Specific

All Sprott Shaw College campuses are currently transitioning to an alternative learning delivery method, which will be effective upon the return of spring break on March 23rd, 2020.

Please wait for further information and updates from your respective campuses and instructors.

If you have any questions, please contact your campus directly.

Learn more about the alternative learning delivery logistics here.

If you have forgotten your Sprott Shaw email address, it will be your first name, a period, then your last name @mysprottshaw.com. If you can’t remember your password please call your campus directly.

Your respective campuses and instructors have sent you a few emails with more information on the logistics and how this will proceed.

If you have not received an email yet, please reach out and contact your campus as soon as possible.

To learn more, please visit here.

If you don’t have access to a computer or internet, please contact your campus director. They will be able to help and support you with this.

At this time, we will be delivering online learning for students until further notice.

You and your families health and safety are our top priority so we will make the decision to revert back to in-person learning when it is deemed safe to do so.

 

Your campus admin will be in contact with each class to schedule textbook pickup for upcoming courses. Please keep a close eye on your emails.

To learn more and receive support on your alternative learning and WebEx delivery, click here.

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