Process and Guidelines for Preventing and Managing Infections and Transmission of COVID-19
These guidelines provide directions for preventing and managing infections amongst Michener students, faculty, staff and patients, and preventing the transmission of COVID-19 at Michener.
Requirements for staff and students returning from international travel
In keeping with concern for your safety, Michener has implemented additional screening and testing requirements for all staff, faculty and students returning from international travel, including the United States and even for day trips across the border.
We continue to discourage travel outside of Canada. However, travel is an individual choice. We ask that you follow these additional requirements upon your return.
To enter 222 St. Patrick or to work or study at Michener, everyone with the sole exception of patients of the Chiropody Foot Clinic must have both doses of an approved vaccine by October 22, 2021. Anyone with a valid exemption will be required to participate in the self-administered COVID-19 testing program and will be provided with rapid antigen testing kits that must be self-administered at home.
To prioritize the health and wellbeing of students, patients, faculty and staff, there is now daily screening in place at Michener. All staff, faculty, and students must enter the building through the entrance at 222 St. Patrick Street and be screened.
You may be screened as below:
- By verbally attesting or completing and showing a green daily pass at UHN screen.ca that you do not have any of the symptoms listed below,
- By tapping in with your ID badge in addition to the daily attestation.
Please do not come to Michener if you have ANY of the following symptoms:
- New onset of cough
- Worsening of chronic cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Decrease or loss of sense of taste or smell
- Unexplained headaches
- Unexplained fatigue, malaise, muscle aches
- Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
- Eye pain or pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Runny nose or stuffy nose without known cause
Students should inform Faculty and Program Administrative Assistant if you are unable to attend, and also notify Heath Services by phone at Tel: 416.596.3101 ext. 3320 or email@example.com
Staff questions or concerns:
- Contact the UHN Occupational Health hotline 416-340-3556 or fill out their online call-back form or consult the Occupational Health COVID-19 Toolkit for Staff which includes an FAQ.
We recognize that some students may currently be residing at locations across the province of Ontario, elsewhere in Canada, or beyond our national borders. Please be advised that The Michener Institute of Education at UHN is following the Government’s directions on travel, as detailed in these helpful links..
At this time, we would ask all students who are currently not in Canada to pay particular attention to travel requirements.
Important points to note:
- All students, faculty and staff are required to wear masks at all times unless eating or drinking. Masks are available at the building entrance.
- Distancing of 2m (6 feet) or more is required wherever possible.
- Elevator capacity is significantly reduced.
- Labs have been scheduled with reduced student numbers to support physical distancing.
- Labs have been scheduled to limit travel expectations for students.
- Labs have been scheduled to promote distancing in common areas such as the lobby.
- Please adhere to your scheduled timetable and direction from your program to support safety on campus.
- Face shields are available for labs where distancing is not attainable.
- Students are discouraged from staying onsite for extended hours.
- Rooms, such as large classrooms with distancing, will be assigned to programs for breaks. Students are discouraged from staying onsite for extended hours.
PPE Guidelines & Universal Masking Policy
Michener staff prepared this short video demonstrate correct PPE procedures that are specific to the St. Patrick campus and non-clinical teaching activities. This video is intended to provide safety guidelines to Michener students, staff and visitors during the time of COVID-19.
Learning Resource Centre
LRC is not currently scheduled to open physically in Fall 2021 due to infection control concerns – however, the LRC remains open virtually.
- LRC resources are available electronically from the LRC website.
- Program Resource Guides provide curated access to materials by program.
- Tips for students can be found on our Learner tab from the Teaching & Learning in the Time of COVID-19 Portal.
- Please do not hesitate to contact us at LRC@Michener.ca
Students are strongly advised to purchase all course textbooks.
Athletics and Recreation
The fitness facilities (gymnasium, work-out area and change rooms) are currently closed due to provincial guidelines governing indoor recreation activities. The facilities will reopen once provincial guidelines permit.
Intramurals are suspended at this time as well.
To stop the spread, international travel should be limited to essential travel only. If you are planning travel, please note that recommendations and requirements may change, this may include self-isolation.
More information is available at:
- COVID-19 testing program at Toronto Pearson Airport
- Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice
- COVID-19: Travel Advice