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  • Campus Status
  • Email Updates
  • Travel
  • Physical Distancing
  • Supports
  • Events and Gatherings
  • Stay Home if You Are Ill
  • Who to Contact For More Information 

St. Lawrence College (SLC) continues to closely monitor the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.

The college has initiated its emergency management plan process and is in regular communication with local public health officials. We will update this site and encourage everyone to check frequently for new information.

 

COVID-19 Email Updates

For any employee that is not receiving frequent email updates to your college email, please send email to ITS@sl.on.ca so that you can be added to the proper distribution lists.

 

Campus Status

As of Monday, March 23 classes have resumed via alternate delivery.

Kingston, Brockville, Cornwall: Campuses are closed to students, general public, and employees with the exception of essential services. Residence is open to students who need to remain.

Employees Travelling on College Business

Effective immediately and until further notice, there will be no business-related travel, domestic or international, for all college employees. All other discretionary travel should be avoided, if possible. For regular meetings, on and off campus, the college strongly encourages employees to use options such as phone-in, Skype, and video conferencing.

 

Travel

Click here for the latest travel advice. 

Avoid any unnecessary travel. 

 

Any employee (including a member of your household), or community contact (contractor, partner, guest speaker) who returns from a trip outside Canada needs to follow the mandatory self-isolation protocol outlined by the Government of Canada for 14-days of self-isolation. Anyone who needs to self-isolate will be required to inform their manager, program coordinator, or HR. As the situation changes daily, please visit the Government of Canada's website for the latest information.

 

Physical Distancing

From the Government of Ontario's website:

Everyone in Ontario should be practicing physical distancing to reduce their exposure to other people. Everyone in Ontario should do their best to avoid close contact with people outside of their immediate families. Close contact includes being within two (2) meters of another person.

 

If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 symptoms, you should begin to self-monitor for a period of 14 days. This means that, in addition to physical distancing, you should track how you feel. You should take your temperature daily and log any other symptoms that develop (for example, sore throat, new cough). You can share these records with your primary care provider over the phone if you seek assessment services.

 

Support for Employees

Employees who need support are encouraged to contact the college’s Employee Assistance Program through slc.me.

 

Events and Gatherings

All on- and off- campus events planned between now and April 30 are being cancelled or postponed until a later date. No new bookings or plans for events hosted on our campuses will take place during this time. This applies to events where members of our external community are invited and to events that are taking place off-campus, at community locations. Decisions regarding future events will be made on a week- by week- basis.

Stay Home if You Are Ill

Employees who are feeling unwell with symptoms such as cough, runny nose, fever, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea should self-isolate for 14-days. Employees must report their absence in accordance with departmental procedures.

 

From the Government of Ontario's website:

If you start to feel symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Anyone who begins to feel unwell (fever, new cough or difficulty breathing) should return home and self-isolate immediately.
  • People who are self-isolating should seek clinical assessment over the phone - either through Telehealth Ontario (1-866-797-0000) or by calling their primary care provider's office. If you need additional assessment, your primary care provider or Telehealth will direct you to in-person care options.

If you need immediate medical attention you should call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms.

 

Please do not visit an assessment centre unless you have been referred by a healthcare professional. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

 

Who should I contact for more information?

Kingston: KFL&A Public Health
Brockville: Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit
Cornwall: Eastern Ontario Health Unit
Current information on the status of the COVID-19 virus can be found on the Government of Canada’s website.

Staff or faculty with concerns can speak with their manager, Associate Dean, or Human Resources. If you have further questions about COVID-19 please contact covid@sl.on.ca.