A CMU College staff member or delegate will meet the students and their co-arriving family members at their port of entry and accompany them to their quarantine accommodation. Students and their co-arriving family members will be actively screened by the CMU's staff or an assigned representative for COVID-19 symptoms. They will be provided with a new surgical/procedural mask (e.g. medical masks) to use during their transportation and be reminded to physically distance from others and practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette during their travel. Students are informed that direct, uninterrupted travel must be arranged from their port of entry to Canada to their quarantine. Students are advised to arrange for pick-up from their port of entry by friends or family, or by private transport to be pre-arranged by CMU College on the students' behalf. Private transport may include a personal vehicle, quarantine facility shuttle service or limousine service. Transportation from the airport to quarantine accommodations to be pre-arranged by CMU College on the students' behalf will be provided by Red Car Service or Pearson Limo Company. (These services meet public health, IRCC, and CBSA safety guidelines for physical distancing).
The driver responsible for transporting students and co-arriving family members will be informed well in advance that they will be picking up travelers arriving in Canada and of any precautions they must take to protect their health and safety including: being informed not to work if symptomatic, ensuring that the driver and all passengers are wearing masks, the windows are down (weather permitting), and that physical distancing (between travelers not of the same household and with the driver.
Students and their co-arriving family MUST proceed directly and immediately to their quarantine accommodations. No planned or unplanned stops during travel to the quarantine site are permitted. Failure to follow the Quarantine Plan will result in penalties that include fines, imprisonment and possible expulsion from CMU College.
Public transportation is not deemed an appropriate means of travel by CBSA to the place of quarantine. Students and their co-arriving family must not take public transportation (e.g. bus, taxi, subway, coach bus, Uber, Lyft when leaving the airport.)
While in transit to the port of departure in their home country, in airports and during flights, and on arrival, students will be expected to follow all recommended personal hygiene and physical distancing guideline as per Public Health Ontario, including:
- Wearing a mask and gloves.
- Washing/sanitizing hands frequently.
- Observing appropriate physical distancing.
Students are asked to submit their transportation plan prior to arrival, and they are required to meet the cost of transportation from their port of entry to their place of quarantine.