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Reopening of QICSS laboratories

All QICSS laboratories are now open. Below, you will find information on the reopening of each laboratory, and on new distancing measures that will ensure the protection of researchers and of the whole community. For any additional details, please contact your analyst; their contact information is shown here.

Directives applicable to all laboratories

Users of QICSS laboratories must adhere to public health directives. Individuals presenting with symptoms of COVID-19 are not authorized to come to the laboratories. It is, of course, forbidden to come to the premises if you are ill or present with the following symptoms: fever (even mild), cough, difficulty breathing, sudden loss of sense of smell or of taste (not due to congestion), or extreme fatigue.

Furthermore, everyone must respect the physical distancing rule of 2 metres, wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their face, avoid circulating where it is not necessary, limit the number of times you come and go from laboratories (instead, try to work in an intensive fashion, with fewer sessions), respect respiratory etiquette, and throw used tissues into a wastebasket.

Cleaning of workstations: The cleaning of workstations will be mandatory before and after each work session. The workstation will therefore have to be shut down a few minutes prior to the end of the reservation period so that cleaning may proceed.

Mandatory Mask: Please note that users of QICSS laboratories must comply with the health and safety directives issued by the Quebec government, including wearing a mask (or a face covering) as of July 18th.

Université Laval

Opening hours: The laboratory is reopening according to its usual schedule, that is, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. However, the schedule is subject to the reservation system described below.

Reservation system: Until further notice, only 4 workstations will be available. As well, you must reserve a workstation at least 24 hours ahead of time, specifying your time of arrival. So as to optimize laboratory use, where possible please adhere to the following time periods: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please make your reservation by emailing the following address[email protected].

Laboratory access: The library remains closed and access to the laboratory will be controlled. Circulating in the library without permission is forbidden, and only one person at a time may use an elevator. As well, access to the library does not give you authorization to access other buildings on campus.

Université du Québec à Montréal

Opening hours: The laboratory is reopening from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the schedule is subject to the reservation system described below.

Reservation system: Until further notice, only 5 workstations will be available. As well, you must reserve a workstation at least 24 hours ahead of time. So as to optimize laboratory use, please adhere to the following time periods: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please reserve by emailing [email protected] and [email protected].

Mandatory training: Before starting to work in the laboratory, you must complete the COVID-19 UQAM training on Moodle. To find it, copy "COVID-19 Mesures de prévention contre les infections" into the search box on the upper right in the Moodle platform. Once you have completed the training, please send Frédéric Brousseau ([email protected]) and Marie Mélanie Fontaine ([email protected]) proof of completion (for example a screen capture).

Laboratory access: You must access the laboratory by the ESG entrance on Ste-Catherine Street, via the security office, which will check arrivals (315 Ste-Catherine Street East). If you are not a UQAM professor, you will need a letter of authorization in order to access the J-A de Sève building. Frédéric or Mélanie will send you a letter prior to your session. The letter will be valid until August 31. The right to access the laboratory does not give you authorization to access other buildings on campus.

Université de Montréal

Opening hours: The Statistics Canada laboratory is reopening from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the schedule is subject to the reservation system described below. The CADRISQ laboratory will accommodate a limited number of researchers, by appointment only, in order to maintain a sufficient level of health safety.  

Reservation system: Until further notice, only 6 workstations will be available in the Statistics Canada laboratory. You must reserve a workstation before coming to the laboratory. An online reservation system  has been implemented for workstation reservations. A day is divided into two work sessions: A reservation for 9 a.m. will give you access to a workstation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and a reservation for 1 p.m. will give you access from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The reservation system will ask you to choose a date, a workstation (1 to 6) and either the morning session (9 a.m.) or the afternoon session (1 p.m.).

To access the CADRISQ laboratory, please email the data access centre ([email protected]) to advise them of your plans. An ISQ analyst will get in touch with you to organize your session.

Mandatory training : As per Université de Montréal directives, all individuals coming to QICSS must complete the mandatory training on Studium and obtain a document attesting to the completion of the training entitled "Covid19 – Conduite de la recherche en présentiel". Anyone not having a UdeM identifier (UNIP / Password) can log in by creating an account using the "Première visite sur ce site" section. Users will need to present a document certifying that they have completed the mandatory training upon each visit to the laboratory.

Université de Sherbrooke

Opening hours: The laboratory is reopening Mondays and Tuesdays. However, the schedule is subject to the reservation system described below. 

Reservation system: Until further notice, only 2 workstations will be available. To reserve a workstation, please email [email protected] by the Wednesday morning of the week preceding your visit to the laboratory.

Laboratory access : Individuals coming to the laboratory will have to sign a register. Entry and exit to the Centre de recherche sur le Vieillissement must be via Door 19 (near the auditorium) which opens out onto the employee parking.

McGill University

Opening hours: The laboratory is reopening Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, the schedule is subject to the reservation system described below. 

Reservation system: Until further notice, only 3 workstations will be available. You must reserve a workstation prior to arriving at the laboratory. A reservation system has been implemented. The workday is divided into three two-hour periods: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mandatory training: Prior to arriving on campus each individual must read the mandatory directives and view the training videos. They are available here.  

Self-evaluation: Each individual must complete a self-evaluation form prior to arriving at the laboratory. You can access the form here, or on Minerva in the "Personal" menu. Individuals who do not have access to Minerva must print out and present a duly completed document.

Laboratory access: Use your McGill ID to enter Peterson Hall. If you do not have a McGill ID, contact the analyst who is on-site by email or by phone in order to get into the building, by email at [email protected] or [email protected], by phone at 514-398-2703.

 

July 14, 2020, 12:53 PM