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COVID-19 Updates

Information about Camosun's response to COVID-19

Employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 should email their workplace leader and OHS advising when they were last on campus, and when they tested positive.

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 should email their instructor(s) advising when they were last on campus, and when they tested positive.

Latest update: Friday, January 14, 2022

Positive case reporting process & safe return to campus

From Occupational Health and Safety team

Camosun notification process after testing positive for COVID-19:

  • Employees who test positive for COVID-19 should email their workplace leader and OHS@camosun.ca advising when and where they were last on campus, and when they tested positive.
  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 should email their instructor(s) advising when and where they were last on campus, and when they tested positive. Instructors are asked to pass the information on to their Chair who then informs OHS@camosun.ca.

Determining your safe return date to campus after testing positive for COVID-19:

If you are fully vaccinated, you must wait until after ending required self-isolation:

  • at least five (5) days have passed since your symptoms started;

Or

  • at least five (5) days have passed since your positive test date if you do not have symptoms;

And

  • Fever has resolved for 24 hours without medication and symptoms have improved.

 

If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wait until after ending required self-isolation:

  • At least ten (10) days have passed since your symptoms started;

Or

  • At least ten (10) days have passed since your positive test date if you did not have symptoms;

And

  • Fever has resolved for 24 hours without medication and symptoms have improved.

Learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19self-isolation, and how to notify close contacts.

The Camosun College Communicable Disease Prevention Guidelines have been updated along with an appendix detailing what to do if an employee tests positive for COVID-19, or another communicable disease, or if a student or employee discloses they have tested positive.

Support is available

Students can book a video or phone appointment with the Camosun Counselling Centre at 250 370-3571 if feeling stressed or anxious as a result of positive test result.

Employees have access to many resources to assist with maintaining their mental wellbeing, including the college’s Employee and Family Assistance Program offered through Homewood Health. With respect to reimbursement of professional services fees to visit a psychologist or clinical counsellor, coverage will vary dependent upon employment group and employment status. Please refer to your benefits booklet to determine what coverage is available to you.

Camosun updates and FAQs are available at camosun.ca/covid19. Please email OHS@camosun.ca if you have questions.

Learn more:

International students and obtaining QR code https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/proof#students-youth. There are two steps to get a BC vaccine card:

  • Step 1 - Get a B.C. Personal Health Number (PHN); Call 1-833-838-2323 and one will be created for you.
  • Step 2 - Upload your out-of-province proof of vaccination to the online form

Important contact information

General questions related to COVID-19

Student services

For a full listing of online or virtual supports for students during COVID-19, visit our Student Resources page.

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