Prior to arrival, you confirmed your accommodations, including your location for 14 days of self-isolation. Please also refer to the Shared Health Manitoba COVID-19 public health fact sheet and self-isolation fact sheets (available in multiple languages) located at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/other-resources/ to assist you in being prepared and knowledgeable in requirements for quarantine and to link you to essential services.
It is important that you follow the Government of Canada’s requirements for quarantine, including:
Students will be required to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 using the Manitoba Self Screening Tool. If a student experiences any symptoms of Covid-19 during the quarantine period, he/she must follow the directives of the Province of Manitoba.
Heartland’s administrative team will also check-in with students daily by phone or email during their quarantine period to enquire about their general mental and physical health. Students will also be reminded to take the self-screening assessment daily: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/.
International students and co-arriving family members are advised to use the ArriveCAN application within 48 hours after arrival in Canada, and for their daily symptom reporting.
A student that is quarantining alone and who tests positive for COVID-19 during the 14-day quarantine period will need to self-isolate, unless they require medical attention and/or hospitalization. Please refer to Guard.me for eligible expenses. Any student or co-arriving immediate family member that tests positive can expect to be contacted by Manitoba public health officials and will be required to follow all further measures as set out by the public health official, which may include self-isolating beyond the inital14-day quarantine period.
If a student tests positive for COVID-19 while quarantining with an immediate family member(s), the student will be separated from the family member(s) and will need to self-isolate. The family member(s) will need to move to another guestroom and will be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 during wellness check-ins by Heartland’s Administrative Team. Family member(s) who had been quarantining with a student that tests positive for COVID-19 should expect to be contacted by Manitoba public health officials and will be considered a close contact to this case, and may need to continue to quarantine beyond the 14-day quarantine period.
If a co-arriving immediate family member tests positive for COVID-19 while quarantining with a student, the family member (s) will be separated from the student and need to self-isolate, likely beyond the family member(s) initial 14-day quarantine period. The student will need to move into another guestroom, and will be monitored for symptoms of COVID-19 during wellness check-ins by Heartland’s Administrative team. The student should expect to be contacted by Manitoba public health officials and will be considered a close contact to the case, and may need to continue to quarantine beyond the initial 14-day quarantine period.
The unexpected guestroom and meal costs due to the student or family member(s) testing positive for COVID-19 will be the students’ responsibility.
Manitoba public health will contact all cases and contacts daily and perform active daily monitoring on cases and contacts for the duration of self-isolation and will advise each when that requirement ends.
International students and co-arriving family members should use the ArriveCAN application within 48 hours after arrival in Canada, and for their daily symptom reporting to the federal government.
Heartland’s administrative team will also check-in with students daily by phone or email during their quarantine period to enquire about their general mental and physical well-being, as well as that of their co-arriving family members. Students will also be asked about their compliance with quarantine requirements. Students and co-arriving family members will also be reminded to take the self-screening assessment daily: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/ and the ArriveCAN application.
If a student experiences any symptoms of COVID-19 during the quarantine period, they must follow the directives of the Province of Manitoba. The Screening Tool is available in the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) format. Call 1-877-308-9038 or find it online.
The Province of Manitoba offers a service called Health Links – Info Santé, which is a bilingual phone-based nursing triage service. Health Links – Info Santé can give you advice on what health-care path should be followed in your specific situation. They can be contacted at 204-788-8200 or toll-free at 1-888-315-9257.
Quarantining can be difficult for some students, especially those who are energized by interactions with others. It is important that you take care of yourself during this time of isolation and to keep connected with your friends and family using other methods, such as FaceTime and Zoom. Here are a few useful tips to get you through the two week period:
After your 14-day quarantine has passed, if you have no symptoms, you may now attend school, leave your home and begin to explore your community in the Province of Manitoba, Canada.
Continue to follow and respect Manitoba Health regulations and directives, including physical distancing from other people in public and washing or sanitizing your hands often.
Remember to use proper coughing and sneezing etiquette (into your elbow, not your hand and if using a tissue, dispose of the tissue in a plastic lined garbage container immediately).
Avoid malls, crowded spaces, and sports where physical distancing is difficult.
If you feel sick at any time, stay at home and be sure to tell your Program, immediately. Use the self-assessment tool at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/screening-tool/. Follow directions and seek medical attention or contact public health authorities if, when, and how it recommends.
Don’t forget, your health insurance provider, Guard.me International Insurance, offers remote access to doctors as well as mental health support services if you need them.