Pickering College is committed to ongoing and complete communication with our community with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Communication will include education and notification of changes and expectations. All community communication will be posted on the COVID-19 page of the website.
Daily Symptom Screening
As per the Ontario Ministry of Health, all students and staff are required to have a Daily COVID-19 screening done prior to the start of each school day. We use the REACH Boarding App to do the screening of all students and staff. Students and staff are guided through the government questions and provided with instructions based on the absence or presence of symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The screening is assessed each day by both the Health Centre and Attendance Administrator. Anyone who answers yes to any of the symptoms is contacted by the Health Centre for further assessment and provided with instructions.
Families are asked to download the updated REACH Student Life Management App found on the App Store and Google Play. Here is a link to the REACH Student Mobile App User Guide.
Infection Prevention and Control
Ongoing communication with the community is important in the fight against COVID-19. Pickering College will continue to communicate regularly through biweekly newsletters, targeted communication, PC Connects and the website that contains the complete safety plan for parents/custodians and students.