2022-2023 Covid in Residences

2022-2023 Covid in Residences

Appearance of symptoms or positive test

Students living in residence who become ill will need to follow the isolation guidelines as per Quebec
Public Health.

Instructions for students who develop symptoms while living in Residence:

Contact the Covid Resource Person at ext. 2070. You can also email residencelife@ubishops.ca

While waiting for a response, do the following:

  • Stay in your room! It is important to isolate while arranging for COVID-19 isolation support.
  • Take a COVID-19 rapid test provided at the beginning of the semester to all students living in
    Residence.
  • If you are in need of anything, a friend or the Covid Resource Person can deliver necessities
    maintaining the appropriate distance (2M).

The Covid Resource Person will arrange the following:

  • Students on the flex, square or hearty meal plan can have meals delivered to them in their
    room
  • Students not on a meal plan who wish to have meals delivered can speak with the Covid
    Resource Person to make arrangements for meal delivery (additional fees will apply) or
    assistance with groceries etc. (fees may apply).
  • Accommodations: Students must register with SAS IF they are missing courses or assessments
    while isolating. The Covid Resource person will communicate with them to ensure the
    appropriate accommodations are in place.
  • Deliver additional covid tests, masks or other basic needs (within reason).
  • Help students determine when they can return to regular activities according to the Quebec Public Health Guidelines.

When do I need to self-isolate?

If you have a fever, whatever the cause, you must self-isolate and remain in isolation until 24 hours after
the fever has passed; Regardless of other symptoms.

If you have other COVID-19 symptoms and you have had COVID-19 in the past two months, you do not
need to self-isolate again. Until the symptoms have resolved, it is highly recommended that you:

  • Wear a mask during any social interactions.
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people.
  • It is important to follow the self-isolation instructions because a person can remain contagious
    for about 10 days.

You have COVID-19 symptoms and you have NOT had COVID-19 in the past 2 months, and you are
VACCINATED, you must self-isolate for at least 5 days. The period of self-isolation starts with the onset
of symptoms or, in the absence of symptoms, the date when the sample was taken.

After 5 days, if your symptoms improve and you have not had a fever for 24 hours, without taking
medication for fever, you may resume your essential activities (school, work) while respecting the
following:

During the next few days (5 days):

  • Wear a mask during any social interaction (except for children aged 5 years and under).
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people.
  • Avoid participating in non-essential social events.
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters from other people.
  • After 10 days, you may resume your activities as usual while taking steps to limit the spread of
    the virus.

If you are UNVACCINATED, you must also obtain a negative result to resume your activities after the 5
days of self-isolation. If the result is positive, you must continue your self-isolation.

Once you have a negative result, you can end self-isolation and during the next 5 days:

  • Wear a mask during any social interaction (except for children aged 5 years and under).
  • Avoid contact with vulnerable people.
  • Avoid participating in non-essential social events.
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters from other people.

After 10 days, you may resume your activities as usual while taking steps to limit the spread of the virus.
If you are immunocompromised, you must self-isolate for at least 10 days. After these 10 days, if your
symptoms improve and you have not had a fever in the past 24 hours, without taking medication for a
fever, you can resume your activities.

These self-isolation instructions also apply to people who present COVID-19 symptoms and have not
done a screening test.

Instructions for people who live with you

  • For 10 days, the people who live in your household (roommates in Paterson, bogmates and
    those sharing a double) should:
  • watch for the appearance of symptoms;
  • avoid contact with vulnerable people;
  • wear a mask during any social interaction (except for children aged 5 years and under);
  • keep a distance of 2 metres, when possible.

*These instructions also apply to your sexual partners who do not live in your household.

For Students who have been selected for random testing at the airport or land border.

Arriving by air:

If you received an email from noreply.pasdereponses@notification.canada.ca or
quarantine.covid19.quarantaine@phac-aspc.gc.ca, you can continue your travels to campus and do
NOT have to quarantine right away.

If you are selected for random testing and arrive at the Montreal Airport (YUL), you can complete your
test at the Biron clinic located in the departures area (Gate 11) (5:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. EDT).

OR

You can complete your test in-person, pick up a self-swab kit at select test provider locations, select
pharmacies, or via a virtual appointment for a self-swab test.

Arriving by land border:

If you’re selected for testing, you’ll be given a self-swab kit when you arrive at a land border crossing.
You’ll complete your test kit via a virtual telehealth appointment with your test provider. You’ll need to
follow the instructions in your self-swab kit to complete the test at your destination. If you’re unable to
complete a video appointment, contact your test provider for more testing options.

Use only the test kit that you received at the land border, or from the approved test provider. Tests
done using any other test kit won’t be valid for the testing requirement.

Most travelers will be notified of their test result within 4 days. During this time, you do not need to
isolate unless you are symptomatic. If you haven’t received your test result in this time frame, you
should contact your test provider.

You may not receive your test result if:

  • you provided incorrect contact information
  • information is missing
  • the test is still being processed
  • there’s an inconclusive result

If a fully vaccinated traveler tests positive on their arrival test:

they must isolate for 10 days (isolation guidelines for students in residences)
report your test results to PHAC by calling 1-833-641-0343

Federal rules for travelers are different than provincial rules. Travelers must adhere to the
following for the 14 days after their arrival: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/isolation#isolation