Health Screening

TRU will require that all individuals (students, faculty and staff) perform a self-assessment daily for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus. This assessment can be found at thrive health.

Anyone exhibiting symptoms, or who meet the following criteria, must not attend campus:

  • Anyone under the direction of public health to self-isolate must follow those instructions.
  • Anyone who has arrived from outside of Canada, or who is a contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case, to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms, including individuals who live in the same household as a confirmed COVID-19 case who is self-isolating.
  • Anyone with COVID‐19 symptoms must self-isolate at home for a minimum of 10 days from onset of symptoms, until their symptoms are completely resolved.

COVID-19 symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other respiratory illnesses including the flu and common cold. According to BC Centre for Disease Control, they include: fever, chills, cough, and shortness of breath, sore throat and painful swallowing, stuffy or runny nose, loss of sense of smell or taste, headache, muscle aches, fatigue and loss of appetite.

Illness while on campus

If you become symptomatic while on campus please:

  • Advise your supervisor/instructor that you are not feeling well and go home immediately — do not stop anywhere.
  • Take the online self-assessment.
  • Call 811 to speak with a medical professional and follow the directions provided.
  • Supervisors/instructors please forward any reports of people leaving due to illness to your manager or dean in case contact tracing is required.

Student attendance

Normally faculty do not take class attendance. However, in order to facilitate contact tracing, should it be required, we are asking all faculty who are providing face-to-face instruction to maintain records of student attendance.

Self-reporting declarations

In additional to daily health screening, there may be some circumstances where individuals will be required to make a self-reporting declaration (verbally or in writing) that they are: not sick; not symptomatic; have not travelled internationally recently; and are not required to be self-isolating — before they may enter or visit a workplace.

Self-declarations may be required if there is a greater degree of risk presented to the employees (e.g. increased contact intensity) in settings such as child care, health care practicums, medical clinics, specialized lab environments/procedures, etc.

It is the responsibility of the unit to determine if a self-reporting declaration is required and make clear those expectations to their clients or visitors.

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