COVID-19 Pre-Screening Assessment FAQs
COVID-19 Pre-Screening Assessment FAQs
Before you can enter any of Centennial College’s campuses, you must complete and pass a new pre-screening assessment each day showing you are free of COVID-19 symptoms. The Centennial College Pre-Screening Assessment assesses the presence of any current COVID-19-related symptoms, exposure history, and travel history. This tool will confirm you can safely return to campus, reducing the risk of potential exposure to COVID-19. Public health officials have recommended workplaces establish pre-screening process to help limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure we are all fulfilling our responsibility to each other. Please help us minimize the impact to Centennial College and our community.
The Pre-Screening Assessment must be completed prior to your entry to any of Centennial College’s campuses. It is highly recommended that you complete the pre-screening assessment prior to your arrival on campus.
Pre-screening can be completed through the Campus Safety Watch App or in person once you arrive on campus.
Campus Safety Watch App: Select the Pre-Screening Tab under the COVID-19 Information button on the app’s main page. You will be prompted to provide consent before beginning the pre-screening assessment. Complete the required fields of information before proceeding. Answer each pre-screening question with YES or NO. Submit your answers. You will receive a green or red QR code.
On-site Pre-Screening: At a pre-screening booth at a designated campus entrance. You will be asked to fill out a pre-screening form with the approved pre-screening questions.
The purpose of the Centennial College COVID-19 Pre-Screening assessment is to have community members report the existence of any potential COVID-19-related symptoms and exposure history. You are not expected or required to disclose medical conditions unrelated to COVID-19.
The Campus Safety Watch App is designed to help raise awareness of the personal safety services offered for the Centennial College community, as well as help you to improve your personal safety and to encourage community involvement in public safety.
All information collected from the Centennial College Pre-Screening Assessment through the Campus Safety Watch App is encrypted in transit using TLS 1.2 and encrypted in storage using AES 256. All data sovereignty rules apply to this data, which means it will be stored in Canada only. No HIPPA data (patient information) is collected during this assessment. Data is not sold or shared with any third parties, unless compelled by law.
The data collected during the pre-screening assessment through the Campus Safety Watch App will be transmitted and stored encrypted within a Canadian data center, and will only be shared with Toronto Public Health for the strict purpose of support with contact tracing should there be a risk to the college and its community members due to a positive case of COVID-19. Information collected via the manual process will be stored securely on-site with Life Safety & Security, and will only be shared based on the above scenario.
If your results lead to a denied entry (red QR code), please contact your immediate manager or program chair and do not attend the College. If you feel concern regarding your health or are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, please do not return to campus. Self-isolate immediately and contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 or your health care provider.
Self-isolate immediately and contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 or your health care provider.
To self-isolate you will need
- A small supply of procedure/surgical masks,
- Thermometers, and
- Soap, water and/or alcohol-based hand sanitizer to clean your hands.
If you need to visit your health care provider:
- Call ahead before visiting, and tell them you that you have been self-monitoring for COVID-19 and have now developed symptoms.
Travel to/from the hospital or health care provider's office:
- Do not use public transportation.
- Drive yourself if possible.
- If driving yourself is not possible, arrange a ride with a family member, friend, taxi or ride share. Sit in the back seat, open the window, and wear a mask.
- If you take a taxi/ride share, record company name and operator number.
- Arrive on campus only for the date and time confirmed through your department/school and do not come with any guests.
- Bring your Centennial College issued myCard ID with you as you will need it to access the building;
- Show proof that you completed the Campus Re-Entry Protocol and Guidelines mandatory training.
- Show your green QR Code.
- Use your myCard to sign in and pass through the pre-screening station.
- Continue to self-assess for illness and, if you are sick, do not come to campus. If you feel sick, leave the campus immediately and contact your Manager or Program Chair.
- Ensure strict adherence to government and Toronto Public Health directives, including physical distancing, wearing a face mask/covering, covering your cough/sneeze and abiding by proper hand hygiene/washing practices.
- Follow all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines.
If you are unable to conduct your pre-screen assessment before heading to campus, you can complete it at your campus’ designated entry doorway.