Safety, Hygiene, and Sanitization

Learn more about the health and safety measures being put in place at St. Michael's College School for September 2020.

Enhanced Personal Hygiene and Protective Equipment

  • Cough/sneeze etiquette and hand hygiene protocols to follow while on school campus
  • Creation of protocols for use of protective personal equipment (PPE) by students, staff, and visitors
  • Daily screening for virus symptoms of anyone who enters the building
  • Review and update of stay-at-home if ill directives
  • Review and update of directives when symptoms appear while at school 

Campus Sanitization and Safety Measures

  • Protective barriers in high traffic areas such as the main office, library, in classrooms, and offices
  • 150 hand sanitizer stations located in classrooms and high traffic areas
  • Upgraded HVAC system and air filtration
  • Traffic flow with lane and hallway markers
  • Increase the number of one-way entrances and exits in/out of the building
  • Classroom spacing and alternative room utilization
  • Review of food services
  • Infrared heat (temperature) imaging cameras, portable thermometers installed
  • Steam sanitizers for floors, equipment, and high-touch areas, all precautionary
  • Scheduling cleaning of high-touch items (For example: door knobs, railings, computer, and design tech tools)
  • Altered uniform expectations for students (SMCS golf shirt and any neat washable trouser to start the year)
  • Limited student locker access to reduce crowding in closed areas

St. Michael's College School is committed to implementing further safety measures to meet any recommendations and advice provided by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Toronto Public Health that may emerge in the future.

Check out some of the health and safety upgrades made on campus in this new photo gallery.

Classroom tvs to connect with online students at SMCS during COVID-19