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COVID-19 Resources


During the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Regina along with partner institutions and in consultation with public health and Saskatchewan’s Chief Medical Health Officer, has consistently worked to safeguard students, faculty, and staff.  On April 22, 2020 the Government of Saskatchewan introduced the province to the phased Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan.  This plan is built on a methodical and phased-in approach to slowly and responsibly lift restrictions on businesses and services.   These activities will be thoroughly assessed under the guidance of the Saskatchewan Health Authority and other governing bodies.

It is important that we continue to promote working remotely where possible, practice physical distancing and provide safe working conditions. While on campus, safe work practices will be strongly recommended including wearing a mask, consistent hand washing, increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols, physical distancing (minimum 2 metres), participation in U of R educational platforms pertaining to COVID-19, self-screening, and self-isolation, if signs of illness occur.


Returning to Campus for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors During Covid-19


The online e-training provided here (2847 KB) is for all students, faculty, staff and visitors at any University of Regina campus. This training with help you understand the hazards and risks of COVID-19 and the current U of R safety guidelines in place to minimize your exposure.

If you have questions regarding this presentation, please contact Health, Safety & Wellness by email at health.safety@uregina.ca or call Health, Safety & Wellness at 306-337-2370.

Faculty, Department and Business Unit Risk Assessment


The Faculty, Department and Business Unit Risk Assessment provided here is intended for academic, administrative, and supporting business units to identify risk and implement controls to minimize the potential exposure to COVID-19 while resuming normal campus function. This risk assessment should be completed by the Dean/Manager/Director prior to returning to campus.


Masking Guidance


UR Face Masks - Guidelines
(377 KB)

Effective Tuesday, September 1, 2020, faculty, staff, students, and visitors, including vendors and contractors, are required to wear an appropriate face mask in all indoor areas of campus facilities including classrooms, common areas, libraries, hallways, stairwells, elevators, and study/work areas. Face masks are also required in outdoor campus areas where physical distancing is not possible.

The above resource will provide guidance on when masking is appropriate, how to don and doff safely, and frequently asked mask questions. For a web-version of the masking guidance, please click here.


Mask Donning and Doffing Instruction Card

Faculty/Business Unit/Department managers and supervisors who wish to purchase business card size copies of the mask donning and doffing information below (2 sided), please email health.safety@uregina.ca with the following:

1)  Name of contact for pickup
2)  Number of cards requested
3)  FOAPAL to charge

Cards are available in multiples of 100 and are priced as follows:  100 - $21.89, 200 - $32.89, 300 - $45.17 (plus GST).

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to save a digital version (here) of the mask donning and doffing information to their electronic device as a reference when needed.

 


Research Resources


Research Safety - COVID-19 Guide
(854 KB)
Research Safety - Exposure Control Awareness Training for COVID-19 (1.57 MB)

The above resources have been prepared to provide information to supervisors, staff, and students participating in research on campus.  This information is subject to change and will be updated as soon as possible.


Self-Monitoring


All members of the campus community are encouraged to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. Keep up to date with the latest symptom information from the Public Health Agency of Canada's COVID-19 page. To organize your self-monitoring, consider a using a daily symptom tracker or personal checklist.

A printable copy of a self-monitoring checklist can be found here (94.8 KB).  The Government of Canada has a Canada COVID-19 App and Self-Assessment Tool to support you to track your symptoms, receive the latest updates, and access trusted resources.      This app is available on-line or from the App store.


Working Remotely and Virtual Ergonomics


Whether working in your office or at home, proper ergonomics is important for the prevention of musculoskeletal injury.  Health, Safety & Wellness is pleased to offer the following tools and assessment options in order to provide you with optimal comfort and support while working remotely. Your office furniture and/or computer equipment on campus may be moved to your home.  If you require assistance with transporting any office furniture or computer equipment from your office to your home, please call Work Control at 306-585-4039 or email at work.control@uregina.ca.  If you require additional ergonomic items that you do not have such as computers, sit/stand desks, keyboard trays etc., you will require a virtual ergonomic assessment. 

If you would like assistance in assessing your ergonomics at home, please contact Health, Safety & Wellness at 306-337-2370 or email us at health.safety@uregina.ca.  We will email you a Workstation Virtual Ergonomics: Self-Assessment Checklist for you to complete.  When you have completed the Self-Assessment, please email it back to Health, Safety & Wellness, and our Healthy Workplace Advisor will review your self-assessment and, if needed, contact you for a virtual assessment.

All recommendations made by the Healthy Workplace Advisor will be emailed to you and your immediate supervisor for consideration. Any equipment purchases that need to be made will be the responsibility of your faculty/unit.


Mental Wellness Support


The current COVID-19 pandemic is a source of anxiety for people across the country and your colleagues, friends or family may reach out to you for support. How should you respond? The Mental Health Commission of Canada offers active listening tips here (88 KB) to navigate these sensitive conversations with more confidence.

The University of Regina recognizes that during this time of change many may feel uncertainty and fear along with an array of other emotions.  There may be concerns that affect your decisions about how to best manage your health and the health of those around you. In an effort to support you, we have put together a list of coping strategies and support resources to manage stress and anxiety admist COVID-19 below: 

Homewood Health - Covid-19 Back to School (257 KB) - Considerations and tips for parents and caregivers

Caring for Children during Covid-19 (215 KB)
How to REALLY listen
(591 KB)
Caring for Yourself During Covid-19 (Handbook) (278 KB)  


Homewood Health & EFAP benefit information sessions [registration information] (536 KB)