TSoM’s re-opening plan with proper safety measures and guidelines

TSoM welcomes back international students

The Canadian Government recently announced students coming to study from abroad would be able to enter Canada provided that their designated learning institute has an approved COVID-19 readiness plan in effect. Students can be travelling from any country or region and it does not matter when their study permit was approved.

Following the announcement, Toronto School of Management submitted a plan to the Ontario Ministry which has been approved, which means international students will be able to return to campus.

TSoM’s Managing Director, Ehsan Safdari, stated: “We’re excited to be welcoming new and existing students back to campus. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on us all so we’re glad that we’re able to start welcoming students to Canada again.”

For students arriving to TSoM, please ensure you are following the steps below:
  1. Before making any travel plans, please check if you are eligible to travel, and if you need to prepare proof that you’re entering Canada for an essential purpose.
  2. Review the current travel restrictions and quarantine requirements before booking your flight to Canada.
  3. Prior to your departure to Canada, complete the Pre-Arrival Quarantine Checklist. According to the current travel requirements in Canada, any person arriving in Canada requires a plan to quarantine for 14 nights, 15 days.
  4. Download the ArriveCAN mobile app or web-based form and complete the quarantine questionnaire for you and any co-arriving family members.
  5. Ensure you book your hotel quarantine accommodation to self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival in Canada. If you have any questions, contact TSoM Student Services at [email protected].
  6. Book the airport transportation service provided by TSoM to take you from Toronto Pearson International Airport to your quarantine accommodation (contact [email protected] if you need assistance).
  7. Ensure you fill and submit the “Student Quarantine Plan Checklist” to TSoM Student Services at [email protected].
  8. Get a COVID-19 molecular polymerase chain reaction (or PCR) test 72 hours prior to your scheduled departure to Canada.  Starting January 7, 2021, all air passengers five years of age or older, will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling to Canada from another country. All travellers must provide documentation of a negative laboratory test result to the airline prior to boarding a flight to Canada. Please remember to check in advance in your locality for the appointment procedures to obtain the PCR COVID-19 test. You should not expect that you will be able to do this test without an appointment in advance due to high demand. Please refer back to your local health authorities to determine the wait times and result processing times.
  9. Upon arriving to Canada, present appropriate documentation to the Canada Border Services Agency and follow mandatory screening procedures for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as established by the Government of Canada.
  10. Meet your TSoM representative at the agreed pick-up location, and you will be transferred directly to your quarantine location.
  11. During your 14 nights, 15 days self-quarantine period, you must stay on your own or with co-arriving family members, in your room, without sharing your accommodations and avoiding contact with others.
  12. On day 15 of your quarantine, you are required to get tested for COVID-19 at a nearby COVID-19 assessment centre. TSoM will book the transportation service for you for a round trip from the hotel to the assessment centre.
  13. After completing your mandatory 14 nights, 15 days quarantine, you must inform TSoM Student Services that you have completed your quarantine and you are ready to begin classes on the campus for the first time.
  14. In order to attend in-person classes, students will need to provide TSoM with their mandatory COVID-19 test results and sign the consent form for the release of this personal health information (PHI). TSoM will ensure privacy and the safe handling of this PHI.
For more information on TSoM’s COVID-19 readiness plans, click here.

TSoM Accommodations Resources

TSoM Student Services has worked diligently to collaborate with select hotels in the Toronto Pearson Airport area to provide the best support for new students arriving to Canada. We have arranged a comprehensive accommodation package specially designed for TSoM’s students which offers exceptional value. TSoM Student Services will book your stay at any one of our hotel partners for your 14 nights, 15 days self-isolation period – then you will move into a short-term housing option.

EXCLUSIVE PROMO FOR TSoM STUDENTS

TSoM’s SPECIAL $1,100 HOTEL QUARANTINE PACKAGE* (valued at $1,800)

TSoM students are eligible to book a special accommodation package arranged only for TSoM students. To book your stay and avail this special promo, please e-mail [email protected].

What’s included in this special package:

Accommodation
  • A 14 nights, 15 days stay at a 4-star hotel in Toronto
  • Standard Room with Private Bathroom
  • A meal package with 3 meals per day
  • Complimentary high-speed internet
  • 55 inch TV, mini-fridge, coffee maker and microwave
Transportation
  • Meet-and-Greet Service at the Airport
  • Private transfer from the Airport to your hotel
  • 2-way transportation between the hotel and the COVID-19 testing facility
Student Support
  • Daily wellness check-ins
  • Support with booking your mandatory COVID-19 test
  • TSoM Care Package
  • Virtual Mental Health Workshops & Yoga Sessions
  • One-on-one virtual support
* Terms and Conditions:
Offer valid for January and March 2021 intakes. For past and future intakes, please contact [email protected] Offer valid for registered TSoM students that have signed their enrollment contract and paid for their tuition deposit as per contract. If a student decides to withdraw from the program within three months of the program start date, the discount of $800 will be void and full quarantine package fees of $1,800 will apply. The hotel will be assigned at the time of booking based on availability. Participating hotels: Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport / Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Toronto Airport. Prices are subject to change without notice. The accommodation package needs to be paid in full upon booking. The package includes a 48-hour cancellation/change policy. Fees will apply if a cancellation or change is made with less than 48-hours’ notice. Each hotel may have individual COVID-19 policies that need to be followed by students in quarantine.
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If you have any questions about how to find suitable accommodations, the requirement to self-isolate for 14 nights, 15 days or any concerns about health and safety measures on campus, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]. We’d be happy to answer your questions!
Services to help you through your quarantine
  • Grocery delivery: Instacart, Speedy Delivery
  • Take-out food delivery: Skip The DishesUber EatsDoor Dash (Local phone number required for registration)
  • Phones and phone plans: Purchase SIM cards and phones online (Rogers, Bell Mobility, Telus, Freedom)
  • Medical insurance: For fall semester, your student health insurance starts on September 1, 2020. If you’re arriving before the first day of classes, please purchase insurance coverage for your entire travel and quarantine time
  • You can purchase an early arrival insurance plan from guard.me
  • Use your guard.me policy number to sign up for mobile doctor for remote doctor appointments
  • Use the Self-assessment tool and call Telehealth (1-866-797-0000) if you suspect that you may have COVID-19
We thank all our students and staff for their continued support!

Toronto School of Management (TSoM) has received notification that its COVID-19 readiness plan has received provincial approval, meaning international students from outside of Canada will be able to return to TSoM soon.  We expect that TSoM will be added to the list of approved Designated Learning Institutions on December 29, 2020.

The health and safety of our college community being at our top priority, we have made plans to gradually return to campus in accordance with our ministry, provincial and federal governments, local health agencies, and the province’s reopening framework. We are ensuring that our procedures are up to date and aligned with the Ministry of Health’s guidance. Important details about our Health and Safety Guidelines for re-opening can be found in TSoM Re-opening Plan.

We are committed to ensuring that all health and safety requirements are met across every space at our campus. We have created health and safety guidelines in accordance with the Ontario Government that will be effectively displayed throughout our campus. Our re-opening plan outlines the safety and hygiene practices that will enable us to create a safe environment for everyone.

Quarantine plan

According to the Ontario Government Regulations, all students arriving to Canada will be required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to beginning classes on campus. We want to make it easy for students to find suitable accommodations for the 14-day self-isolation period.

While in quarantine, students must agree to follow the “How to Self-Isolate” guidelines outlined by Public Health authorities.

Students can receive virtual mental health services through the Ontario government during their quarantine. Additional information on these resources are available at COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Resources for Ontarians Experiencing Mental Health and Addictions Issues during the Pandemic

14-day Mandatory Quarantine

You must be able to present a concrete quarantine plan including a 14-day self-isolation upon arrival to Canada and should not travel to Canada until you are able to do so. If you are unable to make your own arrangements, you may want to consider accommodation options that TSoM has arranged at several hotels near Toronto Pearson International Airport or locally around the TSoM area.

For more information about travelling to Canada, self-isolation and the Canada Order in Council, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada, government news release and travel restrictions, exemptions and advice.

For more information:

1-866-797-0000 – www.ontario.ca/coronavirus
1-833-784-4397 – www.canada.ca/coronavirus

Please review this quarantine checklist for your upcoming travel arrangements to Canada.

Quarantine checklist:

  • Download the ArriveCAN mobile app and complete the quarantine questionnaire.
  • Ensure you book your hotel quarantine accommodation to self-isolate for 14-days upon arrival in Canada (contact [email protected]).
  • Ensure you have the specific address of your quarantine accommodations to provide to the Immigration Officer upon arrival at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
  • Ensure you can provide a working Canadian phone number to the Canada Immigration Officer upon arrival. It is recommended to purchase an international calling card for Canada prior to departure.
  • Book the airport transportation service provided by TSoM to take you from Toronto Pearson International Airport to your quarantine accommodation (contact [email protected] if you need assistance).

During the 14-day self-isolation

  • Stay at your place of quarantine
  • Do not leave your place of quarantine unless it is to seek medical attention
  • Do not use public transportation (e.g. bus, taxi, subway, UberLyft, etc.)
  • Do not have visitors
  • Do not go to the school campus and any other public areas
  • Arrange for all necessities to be delivered to your place of quarantine (e.g. food, medication, cleaning supplies, etc.)
  • Follow the instructions provided by Public Health Canada: How to quarantine

Services to help you through your quarantine

  • Grocery delivery: Instacart, Speedy Delivery
  • Take-out food delivery: Skip The DishesUber EatsDoor Dash (Local phone number required for registration)
  • Phones and phone plans: Purchase SIM cards and phones online (mobile service providers)
  • Medical insurance: For fall semester, your student health insurance starts on September 1, 2020. If you’re arriving early, please purchase insurance coverage for your entire travel and quarantine time
  • You can purchase an early arrival insurance plan from guard.me
  • Use your guard.me policy number to sign up for mobile doctor for remote doctor appointments
  • Use the Self-assessment tool and call Telehealth (1-866-797-0000) if you suspect that you may have COVID-19

At Toronto School of Management, we are committed to putting our people first.  The TSoM Senior Management Team and a dedicated COVID-19 Response Committee have been working on a phased re-opening plan for TSoM.

Classes:

  • Courses will be delivered through a blended learning model consisting of both online and in-person classes for students to tentatively commence in August.
  • For Phase 1, students will be given the option to come on campus with a reduced number of days and the option to continue online.
  • Students not located in Toronto yet will be able to complete their studies online.
  • Orientation for the September 2020 intake will be conducted online.

Safety Measures:

  • A pre-assessment self-reporting test will be provided to all students and staff before entering the building.
  • All classrooms will accommodate physical distancing so a limited number of students will be in each class.
  • Class times will be staggered and we will take measures to ensure that physical distancing is maintained in common areas like the student lounge and kitchen.
  • Masks will be provided for all students/staff.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at all campus entrances and in each classroom.
  • Cleaning will be more frequent and will include the disinfection of high-touch areas such as kitchen, stair railings, elevator buttons, and doorknobs.
  • Regular hand washing protocol will be put in place.
  • Face shields will be provided to staff and faculty who might need to interact with students such as Student Services, Academic Services, Career Services and Academic Pathway.
  • All consultations with members of TSoM team will be available virtually or on an appointment-only basis.
  • TSoM Café will remain closed.
  • There will be no student activities, and guest lectures/workshops. These will continue online.

New Arrivals:

  • Self-quarantine for 14 days for new students arriving from abroad.

We will gradually return to campus in accordance with our ministry, provincial and federal governments, local health agencies, and the province’s reopening framework.

We will continue to provide the support and resources you need to succeed in your studies. We will be providing regular updates about the re-opening.  Please email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Please stay safe and healthy.

Ehsan Safdari
Managing Director


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