A Message from Distinguished Teaching on COVID-19
At Distinguished Teaching, the health and safety of our clients, staff and business partners remains our highest priority.
We have been keeping up to date with the latest developments concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the broader impact it has on the communities we serve. We understand that, in uncertain times, it is imperative that we focus on a personal connection because our community is what makes us strong.
At Distinguished Teaching, our tutors are committed to helping students achieve social, emotional, and educational success in a professional and efficient manner. To minimize the impact of the pandemic, many of our teachers have implemented contingency plans to continue serving students remotely.
We closely follow the guidelines and recommendations of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) to ensure the safety of our community during these challenging times. For students who miss the personal interaction with their teacher and peers, we've compiled safe work suggestions to help them learn in a confined environment.
1. Check in advance whether the place you’re going to is open for in-person classes – not all areas will be.
While most places remain open for business, they might require all of their staff to work remotely from their homes.
2. Ask if they support virtual operations across their entire range of services.
Consider no contact (online first) classes, e.g., virtual meetings via video conference and share screens. Expand your use of phone and email correspondence as well as online technologies such as Zoom, GoToMeeting, Skype, FaceTime, etc., in favor of face-to-face interactions.
3. Identify social distancing procedures.
In view of COVID-19 regulations, students might be asked to adhere to all safe distancing practices and bring their masks, hand sanitizers, and water bottles as the water fountains might not be available.
4. Safe environment.
Find out whether the place has adopted new cleaning and disinfecting procedures, which includes:
- Disinfecting high touch surfaces between each class;
- Cleaning and disinfecting props and equipment between use;
- Cleaning and disinfecting shared spaces daily;
- Keeping doors open to allow for air flow.
5. Pay by credit card.
This way, you won’t need to transfer cash from hand to hand.
6. Please call ahead for the most current information and status updates.
Take care of yourself and do not hesitate to be careful: remember that all the measures you take to fight the virus are not only a social responsibility but also your safety.
Let us remember to thank our doctors, nurses, and all healthcare workers who are risking their health to care for the most vulnerable among us. We truly owe them our gratitude and support.