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COVID-19 Resources


Illness Flowchart for Faculty, Staff and Students    

[revised March 1 2022]


Members of the campus community who are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, may use the flowchart provided here (530 KB) as a guide to the appropriate UofR reporting procedures and public health resources. 


COVID-19 Positive Case Procedures


Members of the campus community may use the algorithm posted here (511 KB) when positive COVID-19 case(s) are identified in a face to face class or work unit in order to maintain academic or business continuity.

UofR Masking Guidelines

[as of April 19 2022]


Effective Sunday, May 1, the University of Regina indoor masking requirement will be lifted except in classrooms, lab and studio spaces, and the University Library – spaces where larger groups are required to meet on a regular basis, generally for an extended period of time. Masks will remain mandatory in these spaces until Tuesday, May 31, at which time the university will reassess based on the latest public health information.

Mask wearing will no longer be required in other indoor spaces, but will continue to be encouraged and welcomed in all areas of our campuses, and anticipate many will choose to continue to use them.
Masks
The University continues to encourage all students, faculty and staff who will be on campus to conduct regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status, and stay home if you are feeling unwell.

The use of a face mask on campus is one piece in a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19.  When masks are used, it remains vital that wearers comply with hand hygiene, physical distancing, and other infection prevention and control measures that are critical to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.

A mask is intended to trap droplets that are released when the wearer talks, coughs or sneezes. Face masks are most likely to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus when they are widely used by people in public settings.

Regardless of masking, members of the campus community must continue to:

  • Stay home if you are ill or are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19:Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, headache, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (pink eye), muscle joint aches and pain, loss of smell or taste, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, runny nose.

  • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If water and soap are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol base.

  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.

  • Follow public health directives.

  • Practice good respiratory hygiene (i.e. coughing/sneezing into elbow)

For more information, please refer to the 'Masks' tab of the UofR Term Updates page here.

Ill Person Response Questionnaire for Instructors and Supervisors


As part of the University of Regina’s continued commitment to keep our campus and community safe during the pandemic, Health, Safety & Wellness has created the Ill Person Response Questionnaire to assist supervisors and/or instructors who may receive report of an ill person.  Any information the ill person wishes to provide is voluntary and is kept strictly confidential. 

The completed form is to be sent to Health, Safety & Wellness at health.safety@uregina.ca


COVID-19 Travel Risk Assessment


University of Regina students, faculty and staff travel both domestically and abroad and while these trips can be enriching opportunities, they also bring their own unique set of risks.  With the emergence of the new Omicron variant, new federal travel measures have been implemented and continue to be updated.  For those traveling on university business, the Health, Safety & Wellness team has created a risk assessment form for your use and is available here.

This document offers a set of guidelines for ensuring that risk assessment tools are used in order to avoid or mitigate these risks. The development of a travel safety plan and emergency plans ensure appropriate response to unexpected incidents.

This form includes all the appropriate travel links you will need to plan a safe and successful trip.

 

Rapid Antigen Self-Testing Kits


The University of Regina main campus, in partnership with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency, has been approved as a public access distribution site for COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-Testing kits. 

Students, faculty, staff and members of the general public may pick up a free Rapid Antigen test kit (subject to availability) from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily at Campus Security, Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) Room 120.

For a full list of off campus locations where kits may also be available, please click here.

Please note that there is a limit of one kit per person

Rapid Antigen tests should only be used if you are asymptomatic (not experiencing COVID symptom) for regular at home screening of COVID-19.

 More easily distinguishable capital `Q` [U+0051] · Issue #367 ·  source-foundry/Hack · GitHubWhy should I test my household?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  Routine, voluntary testing at home will help prevent transmission and help keep your home, workplace, schools and communities safe. It is important that this test be done for your own health as well as to put in safety measures to keep your family safe from further spread.

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Who can I test?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  The testing kits are to be used for testing each member of your household who do not have any COVID-19 related symptoms.

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How many tests are in a kit?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  Each BTNX Rapid Response self-testing kit box contains five (5) tests

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Do we need to take training?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com   COVID-19 Self-Testing Instructions can be found on the Government of Saskatchewan’s website at Saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing. An example video for the BTNX Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device can be found


More easily distinguishable capital `Q` [U+0051] · Issue #367 ·  source-foundry/Hack · GitHubHow long does it take for testing results?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  The self-test takes approximately 15 minutes to produce an easy to read result.

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How often should we test?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) recommends self-testing each member of the household one to two times per week.

More easily distinguishable capital `Q` [U+0051] · Issue #367 ·  source-foundry/Hack · GitHub Are these tests safe?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  YES! The self-test is a gentle swab on the inside of the nose that is easy to perform and completely safe.

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Is there a cost for the testing supplies?

 8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  No, the self-testing kits are provided at no cost to your household.

More easily distinguishable capital `Q` [U+0051] · Issue #367 ·  source-foundry/Hack · GitHub What do I do if someone in my household tests positive?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  Please call HealthLine 811 to report the positive self-test and arrange for a confirmatory lab PCR test. Next, review the Positive Self-Test Results Guide that is located on the Government of Saskatchewan’s Self-Testing website page at Saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing.  A Positive Self-Test Results Guide is provided here for your reference.


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How do I dispose of the used tests?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  You can dispose of the testing supplies in your standard garbage.

More easily distinguishable capital `Q` [U+0051] · Issue #367 ·  source-foundry/Hack · GitHubWho can we reach out to if we have questions about testing?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  You can visit the Government of Saskatchewan’s website at Saskatchewan.ca/covid19-testing.

More easily distinguishable capital `Q` [U+0051] · Issue #367 ·  source-foundry/Hack · GitHub Can a household pick up more than one kit?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com  The SHA’s recommendation is that individuals may do self-testing one to two times a week. Depending on the size of the individual household and their circumstances, one or two testing kits (5 to 15 tests) can be distributed to an individual.

More easily distinguishable capital `Q` [U+0051] · Issue #367 ·  source-foundry/Hack · GitHubWhere are more self-testing kit pick up locations and stock availability listed?

8X10.5 Inch Red Printable Letters A-Z, 0-9 - Printable-Party.com   A list of the self-testing kit pick up locations and self-testing kit stock availability are posted on the Government of Saskatchewan’s Self-Testing website page. Please check the website for self-testing kit stock availability prior to visiting an SHA COVID-19 Testing Site to make sure kits are available.

 


  • If you have questions about the content of these documents contact Health, Safety & Wellness at (306) 337-2370 or email us at health.safety@uregina.ca.
  • For more COVID-19 related information, please visit the University of Regina website