COVID-19

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.

Parent/Guardian name:
Name of child/youth:
Campus:
By checking this box, I understand and agree that my child / youth is only permitted on campus:
  • if they have not travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days;
  • if they are not currently ill or suffering from any COVID-19 like symptoms that include a cough, sneezing, fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing. Please refer to the BC Centre for Disease Control website for a full listing of COVID-19 like symptoms; and
  • if they have not been in close contact with someone who has been suffering from any of the above symptoms or someone who has a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19.
While your child / youth is on campus, if they start experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, I will be contacted as they need to immediately leave campus and not attend face-to-face classes or activities until they have met the College’s requirements to return. If you are unsure about your child / youth’s symptoms you should support them to self-isolate and use the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool. You can call 8-1-1, or the local public health unit to seek further input about your child / youth. You should also contact your child / youth’s family physician or a nurse practitioner to have your child / youth assessed for COVID-19 and other infectious respiratory diseases.
By checking this box, you acknowledge you have understood and will support your child / youth to abide by these COVID-19 Exposure Control responsibilities and expectations. For more information, please review page 2 below and the College’s COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan on the College website.

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

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

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

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.