On-campus COVID-19 exposure control self-reporting acknowledgement form
(Parent / Guardian Consent – child / youth under 19 years old)
If your child / youth has any symptoms of common cold, influenza or COVID-19, they are not permitted on campus.
Okanagan College is following directions and controls specified by the B.C. Ministry of Health/Provincial Health Officer, the BC Centre for Disease Control and Interior Health. To learn more, please visit the COVID-19 Provincial Support and Information Website.
In addition to the completion of this self-reporting acknowledgement, to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing, Okanagan College requires daily active screening for potential risk of COVID-19 for all individuals before they enter Okanagan College buildings. If your child / youth fails to meet these health checks, they will not be permitted on campus. It is expected that they stay home, seek medical advice, and that you contact your Okanagan College point of contact with an update. If your child / youth is feeling unwell, you can check their symptoms online, or download the BC COVID-19 self-assessment tool. These resources are available 24 hours a day.
The information collected through this form will be used by the College only for the purposes of addressing infection risk in the workplace and in the learning environment. All personal information will be received in confidence and is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the College and Institute Act, and the Workers Compensation Act and related regulations.
Okanagan College is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and learning environment for our employees, students, and community. Measures have been implemented to minimize exposure to COVID-19, and procedures have been implemented to protect our employees, students, other workers, and members of the public who enter our facilities. Please review these COVID-19 Exposure Control Responsibilities and Expectations with your child / youth.
COVID-19 Exposure Control Responsibilities and Expectations:
Hand washing is one of the best ways to minimize the risk of infection. Wash your hands as often as possible.
Wash your hands immediately:
- Before leaving a work area.
- After handling materials that may be contaminated.
- Before eating, drinking, smoking, handling contact lenses, or applying makeup.
Physical distancing means limiting close contact with others.
When outside of your home, practicing physical distancing by keeping two metres (six feet) away from one another is something we can all do to help stop the spread of COVID-19. If you cannot maintain the recommended physical distance, please wear a face mask.
Cough/sneeze etiquette minimizes the transmission of diseases via droplet or airborne routes.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a sleeve or tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Use tissues to contain secretions, and dispose of them promptly in a waste container.
- Turn your head away from others when coughing or sneezing.
Personal protective equipment (face mask, gloves, etc.)
If you arrive at campus with personal protective equipment (PPE) and need to dispose it, please use the re-sealable bag provided.
Place the used PPE into the bag, seal it and dispose into the classroom garbage can.