COVID-19 Resources and FAQ

 
Document Number:
JHSC019
Status:
Published
Revision #:
Rev2.0
Published / Last Updated Date:
6/1/2022

 

Responsible Department or Functional Area:

Joint Health & Safety Committee

Audience(s):

*Everyone
 

Answer:

If you wish to wear a mask on campus, you are encouraged and supported in your decision to do so, but masks are no longer required in common spaces including classrooms, unless you have recently been exposed to COVID-19. See FAQ #3 below.

You may be requested to wear a mask in some settings on campus, such as but not limited to the Wellness Centre and other meeting/service spaces, or you may be requested by individuals with COVID-related concerns. Please have a mask available and be prepared to put it on when requested to do so.

Answer:

Ontario currently defines "fully vaccinated" as:
  • two doses in any combination of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized by Health Canada;
    or,
  • one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by Health Canada followed by one dose of a COVID-19 mRNA vaccine authorized by Health Canada.
An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving their completion dose. 

Individuals should receive all recommended doses (including booster doses) to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines. Visit the Recommended Doses guidance to see if you are up to date.

Source: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/proof-covid-19-vaccination#fully-vaccinated

Answer:

High-risk/close contact is defined as being within two metres of an individual with COVID-19, with or without a mask, for a cumulative duration of 15 minutes or more, or direct contact with that individual while they coughed or sneezed.

Please follow the Ontario COVID-19 instructions regarding isolation (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/exposed).

If you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, you do not need to isolate if you do not have symptoms and one of the following applies to you:
  • you have previously tested positive in the last 90 days
  • you are over 18 years old and have received a COVID-19 booster dose *
  • you are under 18 years old and are vaccinated.
* see "Household Member of Someone With COVID-19" on Toronto's COVID site.

If you do not meet any of the criteria above, you must isolate while the person with symptoms/positive test result isolates (or for 10 days if you are immunocompromised).

If you’ve been exposed to someone from another household with symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, you are required to wear a mask while on the Tyndale campus and self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure.

Answer:

Please follow the Ontario COVID-19 instructions regarding isolation (https://covid-19.ontario.ca/exposed).
  • If you are fully vaccinated: you must isolate for at least 5 days.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated: you must isolate for at least 10 days.
Your symptoms must have improved for at least 24 hours (48 for gastrointestinal) and you have no fever before ending your isolation.

Answer:

No. The requirement to complete the passive screening form prior to entering campus was discontinued as of May 1, 2022. However, you are still required to self-screen and if you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of illness you should refrain from coming to campus.

Answer:

You are not required to take a rapid antigen test if you are feeling unwell or may have symptoms of COVID. However, you should refrain from coming to campus until you have no symptoms.

If you do take a test and the result is positive, you will need to isolate as per Ontario guidelines (see question 3).

Answer:

No. If you are feeling unwell or have symptoms of illness you should refrain from coming to campus.

Answer:

The rapid antigen testing program was discontinued as of May 1, 2022. Tyndale is no longer utilizing Thrive for monitoring or auditing of rapid antigen testing.

Answer:

The rapid antigen testing program was discontinued as of May 1, 2022. You are encouraged to obtain free kits from the many local pharmacies and grocery stores that have them (a searchable list can be found on the Ontario government’s website).

Tyndale will no longer source testing kits and will make the current inventory available until they are gone. Reminder: kits are to be used by Tyndale students and employees only for the purpose of attending campus in the event you have symptoms. They are not to be used for family members, travel, etc.
 

Links to Content:

Ontario's COVID Resources: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/
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