Following the reopening of the physical classrooms, CanPacific will ensure a smooth transition to in-person learning and teaching by using a hybrid delivery model with a mix of virtual and in-person instruction. In consideration of everybody’s health and safety, CanPacific is asking all staff and students to be vaccinated for in-person activities. If there is an exemption from vaccination, students and staff should provide proof of such an exemption.
This Continuity of Education Plan includes the following:
1.1. The protocols and procedures that have been previously developed as part of CanPacific’s Readiness Plan and the Orientation Plan will come into effect in the event of an emergency or outbreak. They include CanPacific’s Outbreak Management Plan, Communication Protocol for Ill Students/Staff, HR Policy for COVID-19, and the Symptomatic Students at Homestay/Residence Protocol.
1.2. The Designated Liaison oversees CanPacific’s response in the event of known cases or an outbreak and serves as the central contact point for the Toronto Public Health unit.
1.3. Each confirmed case of COVID-19 is investigated and managed by the local public health unit. Depending on the investigation, such as if there are epidemiological links demonstrating possible transmission within the premises, the public health unit may declare an outbreak.
1.4. As part of this plan, CanPacific has developed a Communication Protocol for Ill Students/Staff, which describes how ill students and staff communicate with CanPacific, clearly lays out the intended aims and purposes of the protocol, and addresses the confidentiality issues of students, staff and others that form part of the school community.
1.5. Policies and procedures have been developed for educating, communicating and ensuring that any individual must not attend CanPacific in person if they are exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
1.6. If a symptomatic individual is identified on campus, or if an individual develops symptoms while he/she is on campus:
1.7. If a student is identified as symptomatic or develops COVID-19 symptoms at their permanent accommodation (homestay or residence), the steps outlined in the Communication Protocol for Ill Students/Staff and the Symptomatic Students at Homestay/Residence Protocol will be followed.
1.8. CanPacific will support an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 by:
1.9. It is understood that students, immediate family members, faculty, and staff would like to know if a COVID-19 positive case has been identified at the institution. If a student or staff member comes into close contact with an individual who tested COVID-19 positive, the counselor or the Designated Liaison respectively will notify him/her by phone as soon as possible and advise the student or staff to self-isolate and seek medical care, including getting COVID-19 testing. The Designated Liaison must do the same for essential visitors who have come into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case. If the student/staff member knows when he/she was exposed to COVID-19, he/she should get tested 5 days after their last exposure and stay in self-isolation. If they don’t know when they were exposed, they should get tested right away
1.10. The Public Health Authority will determine if there is an outbreak at CanPacific. If Public Health advises that a class, cohort or school should be closed for a period of time, students, faculty and staff will be notified immediately using the most convenient form of communication.
1.11. Outbreaks, confirmed cases, or closures will be communicated to the school community through signage posted at entrances and in public spaces as well. CanPacific will also publicly communicate it through the COVID-19 Advisory Section of the official CanPacific website. Notice of any closures of classes, cohorts or the whole language school will be posted on the official website in the COVID-19 advisory section.
1.12. In the interests of privacy, information provided to the school community will not identify the student or staff member that has received a positive COVID-19 test. Information about students or staff members who withdraw from school if a family or household member has a confirmed case of COVID-19 will not be posted;
1.13. The Outbreak management plan and CanPacific’s response after an outbreak will be reviewed and evaluated and adjustments will be made as needed. Online ZOOM meetings will be arranged to review the problems, evaluate solutions, and make important adjustments to the Outbreak Management Plan. All staff must participate in the meetings. The aim of any adjustment will be to prevent the same problems (if any) from occurring in the future. This will be clearly stated an explained in the adjusted Outbreak Management Plan. They will be posted on the premises of CanPacific.
2.1. In order to ensure a smooth transition to in-person activity, instruction is going to be delivered based on a hybrid delivery model with a mix of virtual and in-person instruction.
2.2. In case of a disruption to in-person teaching and learning, all learning and teaching will only be carried out online through ZOOM.
2.3. Students who need to self-isolate or quarantine will have the option to continue learning by attending online lessons via ZOOM. When considering this option, students should weigh up how they feel and follow the advice of public health.
2.4. Staff who need to self-isolate or quarantine will have the option to continue working remotely from the place of their self-isolation or quarantine. When considering this option, staff should weigh up how they feel and follow the advice of public health.
2.5. Online/remote access to instruction will also be provided for those individuals who are unable to attend in-person sessions due to measures imposed by COVID-19, such as those with underlying medical conditions, or health conditions or disabilities that prevent them from being able to physically distance or use face coverings, as well as students affected by travel restrictions. Students living with individuals at high-risk of severe illness may also choose not to attend in-person sessions.
2.6. Field trips and adjunct social activities will remain cancelled until further notice. However, students may be offered virtual social activities via Zoom.
2.7. In the event of a disruption to in-person teaching and learning, any related changes to academic schedules or students’ study plans (if applicable) will be discussed with the affected students and arranged by their student counselors.
3.1. Emergency Contacts
3.2. To report laboratory confirmed student/staff COVID-19 cases outside of university/college dormitories, call the TPH Hotline at (416) 338-7600 (8:30 AM to 8 PM, seven days a week).
3.3. In case students or staff members are concerned about their symptoms or need medical assistance, they can contact Telehealth at 1-866-707-0000 or call their health care provider. In case of any questions about COVID-19, the COVID-19 Hotline at 416-338-7600 may be called (7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m).
3.4. Useful Links:
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