Health and Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

The health and safety of our campus and the broader Hamilton community is a shared responsibility. By following the direction of Public Health authorities and adhering to safety protocols on campus, at placements and in the community, we can all do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.


Below are some important reminders, tips and resources to help you stay healthy and safe this semester.

 

 

1. Are you required to be on campus this semester?

 

If you are required to be on campus for in-person training you must have a ONE Card to access the campus.


Students who need a ONE Card must submit a photo online. The ONE Card office will contact you to arrange for a curbside pickup of your new card. Pick up locations are available at Fennell, Stoney Creek and IAHS. Replacement cards can be obtained by submitting a request through the ONE Card Replacement Request Form.

 

 

2. Mandatory daily health screening for everyone coming to campus


If you are required to attend campus for in-person training you must complete the daily screening questionnaire, on the day you are coming to campus. This questionnaire is available on the Mohawk Safety App under the COVID-19 section. The results of your screening will be emailed to you and to Mohawk Security.


If you do not pass the health screening or if you are experiencing any symptoms, do not come to campus.


Students who are unable to attend campus or complete any course work due to illness should contact their faculty directly.

 

 

3. What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms consistent with the virus?


Get tested if you think you have symptoms of COVID-19


COVID-19 testing is available by appointment through Hamilton Public Health. For details on how to book an appointment visit Hamilton Coronavirus Assessment Centres.

 

Report confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases to Mohawk College


Mohawk College is asking that students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 to complete an online COVID-19 Self Disclosure Form. All the information you share will be kept confidential.

 

 

4. If you are arriving from outside Canada you MUST self-isolate and get tested.


For students arriving from outside Canada be sure to visit the Campus Re-opening page for important information regarding self-isolation and COVID-19 testing requirements.

 

 

What you need to do to keep safe:

 

Understand and follow Ontario’s rules for social gatherings


On Saturday, September 19, the Province of Ontario capped the size of unmonitored and private social gatherings across the province. Under the new rules, the maximum number of people allowed at an indoor event or gathering is 10, while the maximum number of people allowed at an outdoor gathering or event is 25. Indoor and outdoor events cannot be merged to increase numbers. These rules apply to events such as house parties. Visit Limitations on social gatherings in Ontario for more information.

 

Wear a Mask or Face Covering


The use of masks and face coverings is mandatory in the City of Hamilton and at all of Mohawk College’s campuses and learning hubs.

 

Wash Your Hands and Cover Your Cough


Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available. Cover coughs and sneezes with your sleeve or a tissue.

 

Practice Physical Distancing


Stay 2 metres (6 feet) apart from others, and avoid gatherings where physical distancing is not taking place. If you are at a social gathering, be safe and do not share things such as drinks, cigarettes, vaping devices and other related items.

 

 

Free Resource:

 

Download the Government of Canada’s COVID Alert app


Help keep our community safe by downloading the free COVID Alert app on iTunes and Google Play.


Designed with privacy in mind, the app stores no personal or location information and notifies you of possible exposure to the virus. Learn more about the COVID Alert app and how you can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

 


Mohawk College takes the health and safety of our college community very seriously. We expect all members of our community to do their part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Failure by students or employees to follow any of the above-mentioned protocols may result in a formal review by the Student Rights and Responsibilities Office (SSRO) or Human Resources, respectively.


Understand your role. Follow the rules. Stay safe.

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