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 checkmark or a red X as a confirmation with subsequent instructions. You must be able to show the green checkmark . Security will have additional information to confirm your access to campus – approved or denied.
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, please contact your immediate manager or program chair and do not attend the college. If you feel concern regarding your health or experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, do not return to campus. Self-isolate immediately and contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, Toronto Public Health 416-338-7600 or your health care provider.
Self-isolate immediately and contact Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000, Toronto Public Health or your health care provider.
To self-isolate you will need
- Instructions on how to self-isolate
- A small supply of procedure/surgical masks
- 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.
Please read the following:
- Please continue to self-assess for illness and if you are sick do not come to campus. If you feel sick, immediately leave the campus and contact:
- Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000
- Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600, or
- Your health care provider (by phone).
- Please ensure that strict adherence to the Government and Toronto Public Health directives, including physical distancing, cover your cough/sneeze and abide by proper hand hygiene/washing practices.
- All appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines must be followed.
- Please arrive on campus only for the date and time confirmed through your department/school and do not come with any guests.
- Please bring your Centennial College issued myCard ID with you as you will need it to access the building. Failure to bring it may result in denied access to the building.
- All College community members are required to use their myCard to sign in and pass through a pre-screening station.
- Entrance points are as followed:Progress – Library Main Entrance | R-Block East Entrance | C-Block Main Entrance
- Morningside – 100 Level Entrance | 200 Level Entrance
- Ashtonbee – B-block Entrance (75 Ashtonbee) | 930 Warden Entrance
- Downsview – Main Entrance
- Story Arts Centre – Main Entrance