Category Archives: COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources

The following is a list of COVID-19 related resources provided to LOCS by partners.  Please email any resources you would like to share to:


IHSA Guidance on in Class Training During COVID-19 PDF

CCOHS Business Continuity PDF

How to Develop a Workplace Safety Plan

OCC Pandemic Preparedness Toolkit for COVID-19 PDF

Chamber Pandemic Preparedness Guide 

Peterborough Chamber Business Resources for Recovery

WSPS Pandemic Preparedness Checklist PDF

WSPS Pandemic Recovery Return to Business Checklist PDF

Resources to Prevent COVID-19 in the Workplace

Reopening FAQs – AlphaPlus

Resources for Learners, Practitioners and Parents – AlphaPlus

Video: Getting Back to Work – Health Canada

Conference Board Return to Work Survey Results


Every organization will have different needs and will be developing their own reopening policies and procedures and creating their own safety protocols and plans. However, sharing information is ideal for developing best practices so a consistent message is sent to the community.

The following are not recommendations, only a summary of what people are considering as they prepare to reopen.

Purchases: Search for local suppliers. Supplies include masks, face shields, desk and table shields, hand sanitizer, thermometers, gloves, directional arrows, and circles for the floor.

Strategies: Appointment only; one-to-one meetings only; existing clients only in the beginning; one learner/client in the office at a time; no waiting room or one person at a time; designated meeting rooms; meeting in group rooms not small offices; removing or limiting access to onsite computers; hiring a consultant to assess the processes; plans and procedures. Screening questions when scheduling an appointment and at the start of an appointment.

Staffing: Opening in stages, setting rotating staff schedules. Mandatory masks in common areas. Surveying staff to identify needs and concerns.

Cleaning Protocols: Cleaning washroom after each use; cleaning common areas; setting a cleaning schedule and posting a tracking form.

Other Ideas: Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as a group to save costs. Role playing ‘visitors to the office’ as a team so issues can be addressed before an official opening. Mounting a TV or computer screen on the wall so two people can see the screen from a distance.  Tracking visitors with contact information in the event that anyone tests positive.


 

COVID-19 and remote learning

Highlighting this resource from the AlphaPlus LBS site:

If you are wondering if your students and learners are ready for online learning, you can use this questionnaire as a template to find out. Sandra Martinez from Centennial College LBS kindly shared this with us so that we could share it with you.

We are not suggesting that LBS programs in Ontario start distance learning programs (eChannel is doing this and is accepting new learners) and but these collections may have some good information for programs temporarily connecting remotely with learners. If you find a resource here that is particularly useful to you, get in touch and let us know how you are using it so we can highlight it here.

COVID-19: New website provides resources for LBS programs

Our friends at AlphaPlus have been hard at work over the past couple of days pulling together resources for LBS. They have created a website to support you and your program that includes:

  • General announcements and updates from the government and LBS programs
  • Links to information about COVID-19
  • Tips and tools to support working from home – ideas for connecting online and via mobile apps, setting up online courses, sharing and managing content, even sending out texts from computer 
  • Resources for learners to help them access online learning resources while they don’t have access to on-site programs.

You can find the site here: https://sites.google.com/alphaplus.ca/covid/