COVID-19 Information for Our People

Last Updated: 2022-01-12

A key principle of our planning and preparedness is ensuring the safety and well-being of our people and our patients.

Entrance Screening

Employees, physicians and learners will be asked to confirm they meet the following requirements in order to enter our buildings.

Before entering, I confirm:

I am well today with no COVID-19 symptoms, including:

One of the following:

  • Fever 37.8 °C/100.0° F
  • Chills
  • Cough, new or worsening
  • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
  • Decrease or loss of taste or smell

Two or more of the following symptoms:

  • Extreme fatigue, lethargy, or malaise, muscle aches or joint pain
  • Nausea, vomiting and or diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or congestion without other known cause
  • Headache

I am compliant with Sinai Health’s COVID-19 Travel Policy.

I have reported my COVID-19 vaccination status (whether I have been vaccinated or not) to Occupational Health or my employer in compliance with Sinai Health’s policy required by Directive #6.

I confirm that Occupational Health has cleared me to work if any of the following situations apply to me:

  • I have worked in an outbreak environment outside of Sinai Health
  • I am awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • I have had a recent exposure to someone who is confirmed positive for COVID-19

Tap to attest. One entry at a time.

Upon entry to the buildings, employees, physicians and learners can tap their access card (ID card at Hennick Bridgepoint) and attest to the screening questions. By tapping you are attesting to the statements outlined in the signage and that they are symptom-free (based on the COVID-19 symptoms outlined above).

There will continue to be a screener at each building to provide oversight to the area and assist with the entry for those who do not have an access card, who require manual attestation and to support contractors entering the building.

Building Access

Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital

  • Building access continues to be via the Ambulatory Care Entrance or the parking garage only.
  • Security continues to monitor access to the parking garage. Please be ready to show your ID badge and give yourself extra time.

Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Pedestrian access will be through both the University Avenue and Murray Street entrances. Please be ready to show your ID badge and give yourself extra time. For entrance hours, please visit the COVID-19 Information and Resources page.
  • Patient drop-off and pick-up will be at the Murray Street entrance and driveway.

Thank you for your patience and partnership as we adapt to our increased screening process.

Daily Checklist

When coming to work, please consider the following:

Ensure you have your ID badge with you.

Plan for extra time to enter the building, especially at peak periods like shift change.

Consider bringing your lunch as you will need to be screened before each entry.

Have your manager’s contact information handy.

If you are feeling unwell, please review these instructions.

Important Tools and Resources

Stress and Coping Resources for Health Professionals

Our employee and family assistance program (EAP) provided by Lifeworks is also available, with resources including confidential counselling. Visit their website here or call 1-877-207-8833.