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What to do if you test positive for COVID‑19
Thanks to the omicron variant, there is a lot more COVID-19 around at the moment. We should all be prepared and know what to do if we test positive for the virus.
If you test positive on either a rapid antigen test or a PCR a test, please self-isolate immediately and follow the instructions below:
If you test positive or if a requirement to self-isolate will cause you to miss classes, preclinical sessions, or clinic, please email your instructors and cc Eileen Brown (Eileen.firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Wright (email@example.com) to let them know the dates you will be absent.
Dental hygiene students
If you test positive or if a requirement to self-isolate will cause you to miss classes, preclinical sessions, or clinic, please email your instructors and cc Dr. Rock (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Nerali Patel (email@example.com) to let them know the dates you will be absent.
Staff and faculty
Report your case to Accessible Employment (902.219.1599 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Everyone in the Faculty – students, faculty, and staff
Please follow the instructions below if you test positive for COVID-19:
- Follow the directions provided in this link: https://covid-health-checkin.novascotia.ca/. This link also explains how to self-isolate safely.
- If you test positive with a rapid test, you must register your result with Public Health by emailing email@example.com. Please provide your full name, date of birth, preferred email address, and the date on which you tested positive for COVID. The information you receive back will be a resource for you while you are in self-isolation.
- For information on what to do until you hear from Public Health, please visit https://www.nshealth.ca/testedpositiveforcovid.
- Notify your close contacts. This helps keep others safe. For instructions, visit https://www.nshealth.ca/information-covid-19-close-contacts.
- Seek medical help if your symptoms get worse by calling Student Health & Wellness (902.494.2171) during office hours. Outside of office hours, please dial *811 to speak to a registered nurse.
- Students can find out about additional resources (including counselling) by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Centre website. You can also contact Good2Talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you would like to speak with a mental health professional.
- Your self-isolation end date will be:
- Fully vaccinated: 7 full days after the start of symptoms (or your test date if you have no symptoms)
- Not fully vaccinated: 10 full days AND you are feeling better (no fever and improving health).
Note: in order to be considered fully vaccinated you must have received two doses of a vaccine approved for use in Canada at least two weeks ago.
If you have any other questions regarding Public Health requirements not covered in the resources above, please contact Dr. Wright.
Remember that the recommendations change frequently along with infection rates and new knowledge about COVID-19. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to https://www.nshealth.ca/coronavirus.
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