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Daily News Fall 2021 updates for students: What we know and what we’re working towards

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McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

New Covid Screening Requirements In Effect

Covid 19 picHamilton's Medical Officer of Health has introduced new local regulations that apply to everyone working, studying or visiting a McMaster campus or facility.

The screening must be completed once each day before arriving at McMaster. Anyone receiving a screening notice from students, faculty and staff should save the documentation. The University has worked closely with Public Health to ensure McMaster's protocols follow the new regulations.

The regulations will apply to the 30 Faculty of Science courses to be delivered on campus during the winter term.

McMaster employees approved to be working at a McMaster workplace:
  • Complete the province’s COVID-19 screening app within one hour of attending campus or a McMaster facility. This must be done before entering the workplace. The screening tool is also available on the McMaster Safety App.
  • After completing the screening, email your immediate supervisor informing them if you have passed or not passed the screening for the day. If you have passed, you are then able to enter the workplace.
  • If you do not pass the screening test you are not permitted to enter campus and should self isolate and seek assessment and testing
McMaster research personnel including students working in a research capacity:
  • Complete the province’s COVID-19 screening app within one hour of attending campus or a McMaster facility. This must be done before entering the workplace. The screening tool is also available on the McMaster Safety App.
  • After completing the screening, email your immediate supervisor (Principal Investigator or Associate Dean Research in your Faculty) informing them if you have passed or not passed the screening for the day. If you have passed, you are then able to enter the workplace.
  • If you do not pass the screening test you are not permitted to enter campus and should self isolate and seek assessment and testing
McMaster students:
  • Complete the province’s COVID-19 screening app within one hour of attending campus or a McMaster facility. This must be done before going to classes, the library or any other building on campus. The screening tool is also available on the McMaster Safety App.
  • After completing the screening, email your class instructor informing them if you have passed or not passed the screening for the day. If you have passed, you are then able to enter the campus. Your instructor may also set up a folder on the course’s Avenue to Learn site for this purpose and will communicate this to students in the class. If you currently have a protocol in place with your instructor to share the results of the screening app, this protocol will continue.
  • If you do not pass the screening test you are not permitted to enter campus and should self isolate and seek assessment and testing
  • If you are attending a campus for any reason other than to attend a class (e.g. accessing approved library study space) complete the screening and submit through the library booking app or to the person who has authorized you to be on campus.
McMaster graduate students:
  • Complete the province’s COVID-19 screening app within one hour of attending campus or a McMaster facility. This must be done before entering campus. The screening tool is also available on the McMaster Safety App.
  • After completing the screening, email your academic supervisor informing them if you have passed or not passed the screening for the day. If you have passed, you are then able to enter campus
  • If you do not pass the screening test you are not permitted to enter campus and should self isolate and seek assessment and testing.
McMaster faculty:
  • Complete the province’s COVID-19 screening app within one hour of attending campus or a McMaster facility. This must be done before entering the workplace. The screening tool is also available on the McMaster Safety App.
  • After completing the screening, email your Department chair or director informing them if you have passed or not passed the screening for the day. If you have passed, you are then able to enter the campus.
  • If you do not pass the screening test you are not permitted to enter campus and should self isolate and seek assessment and testing.
Non-McMaster employees working or providing services at a McMaster location:
  • All employers must require employees to complete and report COVID-19 screening before entering the workplace
  • Those who work for external entities that are housed at McMaster, are part of a construction project or are providing other types of services, must meet the screening requirements as detailed by their employer
Updated information is available on McMaster’s COVID-19 website. McMaster’s Supervisor’s Guide Supervisor’s Guide has also been updated. Additional information may also be provided by individual departments and will be sent directly to people in those areas.
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