Originator: Safety and Health Services
Approver: President and CEO
Effective: June 15, 2022
Replaces: March 15, 2022
Red River College Polytechnic (“RRC Polytech”) is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all members of the College community, including Students, Residents, Employees, Contractors, Clients, and Visitors.
RRC Polytech is committed to taking all precautions necessary to minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 on all campuses and in all spaces owned or occupied by the College, including classrooms, boardrooms, meeting rooms, lecture theatres, gymnasiums, dining rooms, restaurants, cafeterias, lounges, student residences, laboratories, shops, hallways, outdoor spaces, and other common use areas.
RRC Polytech requires that all Students, Residents, Employees, Contractors, Clients, and Visitors adhere to the COVID protocols that have been implemented at all College Campuses as described in the Appendices attached to this Policy, as may be amended from time to time at the College’s sole discretion.
This Policy and associated Appendices shall, at a minimum, comply with all applicable provincial laws including The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), recommendations and Orders under The Public Health Act, and The Workplace Safety and Health Act and regulations and The Human Rights Code.
College Community: Every Student, Employee, Contractor, Client, Resident, and Visitor has the responsibility to review and abide by this Policy. Any questions or concerns should be brought to the attention of a Supervisor, Safety, Health and Security Services.
Departments: All Departments and Programs must take all precautions necessary in accordance with this Policy and related Appendices to protect the safety and health of Employees against COVID-19.
Supervisors: Supervisors must ensure Employees within their department act in accordance with this Policy and related Appendices (which may change from time to time at the College’s sole discretion) and any direction from Safety and Health Services. Supervisors must ensure that Employees use appropriate PPE in accordance with this Policy and the College’s SHS Code of Practice on Personal Protective Equipment. Guidance on the College’s latest COVID-19 Protocols can be sought from SHS at any time.
Safety, Health and Security Services: Safety, Health and Security Services will investigate concerns related to COVID-19 and conduct necessary follow-up; SHS shall adhere, at a minimum, to Manitoba Public Health guidance on COVID-19 and shall be responsible for updating this Policy and associated Appendices as required.
SHS will provide necessary education and training related to COVID-19 to Employees and Students and will counsel individuals with concerns about COVID-19 and oversee all processes developed under this Policy.
No exceptions from this Policy may be granted without the approval of SHS or other designated authority. The College will retain discretion to permit exemptions from any aspect of the Policy not specifically contemplated where required, including to comply with The Human Rights Code.
E1 – Safety
E2 – Emergency Response
E11 – Reporting of Accidents and Serious Injuries
H1 – Respectful Workplace and Learning Environment Policy
SHS Code of Practice on Personal Protective Equipment
Note: Updated June 15, 2022.
Red River College Polytechnic requires all Students, Employees, Residents, Clients, Contractors, and Visitors to adhere to the COVID-19 protocols that may be implemented from time to time at College Campuses as it relates to COVID-19. These protocols include the following:
An Approved Face Mask may be worn on campus at the discretion of each individual. Masks are not required to be worn in indoor or outdoor spaces. Members of the College Community will be respectful of the choice made by others whether to wear or not wear a mask based on their personal considerations.
Note: Retired as of March 15, 2022
Note: Updated March 15, 2022.
These protocols apply to all persons attending Campus, including those who are Fully Vaccinated.
Note: Updated August 27, 2021.
Note: Retired on March 15, 2022.
RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.
We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.