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These new protocols require all Ontario colleges and universities to put in place vaccination requirements for everyone accessing campus. Requiring everyone who comes to campus to be fully vaccinated further supports Sheridan's work to ensure a safe return to in-person instruction. These existing measures include mandatory mask requirements, upgraded ventilation in our buildings, enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols, way-finding age, controlled access and contact tracing procedures. Beginning on September 1, all students and employees will be able to their vaccination records to a secure document management platform that ensures data integrity and security.
The link will be shared prior to September 1, through an sent by helpdesk synergygateway. October 15 is the deadline for ing vaccination records. Anyone who has not submitted proof of full vaccination by that date will be denied access to campus unless they have received a vaccine accommodation from Sheridan. Students in residence can expect to receive separate communications regarding updated immunization verification procedures and our move to the Synergy Gateway platform.
The deadline for students in residence to receive their second dose remains September Instructions on how to retrieve vaccination receipts from Ontario are here. Those who do not have valid proof of vaccination will be required to participate in rapid antigen testing on a frequency which will be determined by public health guidelines.
Individuals who need to come to campus but have not ed vaccine records — including anyone who has applied for or received vaccine accommodation from Sheridan — must participate in onsite, rapid screening for COVID A negative screening result will be required to gain access to campus.
Screening will be required once per week. Our partner, Global Health Solutions, will be on campus starting on September 7 to perform the screening and to administer follow up testing should a screening result come back positive. To begin the process to apply for accommodation, please download a fillable form from the Synergy Gateway platform. The link to the platform can be found in the from Synergy Gateway sent to your Sheridan address. Exemption requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Sheridan will work with the individual seeking exemption and comply with all applicable legislation, including Ontario Human Rights Code to provide an accommodation. If approved, students will be entitled to a full refund minus their non-refundable fees. Please review the following guidance from the Ministry of Health for different scenarios involving vaccines received abroad. The will come from helpdesk synergygateway.
The helpdesk operates on a ticket based system and all inquiries are answered by. Please ensure you log in with the credentials specified in the from Synergy Gateway. If you have forgotten your password, or cannot find the original from Synergy Gateway, follow the steps below:. Check your for 'helpdesk synergygateway. Antigen testing will be administered at our deated campus entrances, from 8 a.
Monday to Friday. Privacy areas will be available for testing. After completing the rapid antigen test, you will need to wait in the cubicle until you receive your test .
Plan for antigen testing to take about 30 minutes each time. Antigen testers will provide to students and staff on-site. Please note that testing is not required for every visit to campus, but must be conducted once per week.
Students and employees should allow for at least 30 minutes to get through the doors during the first few weeks. Rapid antigen testing needs to be completed once a week. Students who are required to complete the antigen test do not have to take it before you class. Those who are only coming to campus on the weekends will need to come during the week to partake in the testing.
Sheridan encourages all community members to get vaccinated. The antigen testing option will be available only to those who have not yet received their second dose or have approved vaccine accommodations. You can review the regulations for Step 3 of reopening here. In addition, we must also follow guidance from the Ministry of Health and any local public health orders, as applicable, such as these in Halton Region and in Peel Region.
These regulations contain specific protocols for the of students and instructors allowed in indoor spaces, and these vary by discipline. They are also subject to change as local and provincial transmission rates fluctuate. When determining the mode of delivery for each program and course ahead of time, our academic planning teams must adhere to these regulations while ensuring learning outcomes will be met.
Sheridan continues to receive government funding for domestic learners, which helps to subsidize the cost of tuition for domestic students. Tuition covers the cost of providing instruction, assessment, virtual learning technology, and academic support that students will still receive as part of their studies.
It is not cheaper for Sheridan to run a course remotely because remote instruction still requires professors to deliver the course, undertake assessments, evaluations and advising, provide office hours and offer the same type of support that would typically be involved in person. While tuition is not being reduced, the overall cost of enrolment may be reduced as a result of possible reductions to program fees. Sheridan is taking numerous steps to re-open our campuses gradually and safely.
Our health and safety measures include:. For more information about health and safety measures on campus, please visit our Health, Safety and Reporting. It is now a requirement for all people coming onto campus to wear a medical mask or face covering at all times, except when eating or drinking while appropriately physically distanced.
Students taking classes on campus will be provided with mandatory medical-grade masks to wear while on campus. All employees and students will be provided with and required to use a Sheridan-issued medical mask upon arrival.
The medical masks will be available at the entrance from security. For more information regarding face masks, please visit our Health, Safety and Reporting .
Once you receive a medical mask at the entrance, you can temporarily remove the non-medical mask you wore to campus to put on the medical mask. During this time, everyone must stand at least two metres 2 m apart from one another and remain stationary. The short period of time when the masks are being switched is not considered a ificant risk by public health. Double-masking is not necessary and wearing a medical mask over a non-medical mask is not recommended at this time.
If you will be within two metres of other people for more than a quick, indirect interaction such as passing by otherseye protection i. Sheridan will provide you with eye protection. We recommend that Faculty and staff wear the Sheridan-supplied eye protection while on campus when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
All Sheridan community members are required to wear the Sheridan-supplied medical mask while on campus.
While Sheridan requires the wearing of a face mask, we recognize that not all Sheridan community members are able to wear a mask or face covering due to their living with a visible or invisible disability, or experiencing chronic illness. To request an accommodation you are required to outline the functional restrictions and limitations of your disability in order to receive appropriate accommodations.
A disability diagnosis does not need to be specified or confirmed by a medical practitioner. You can arrange an accommodation as per the following:. Portable HEPA filtration devices work by passing air within a space through a filter.
Sheridan will require everyone who comes to campus to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated. An option will exist for individuals to apply for an exemption. Those who are not vaccinated will be provided with information on vaccines and required to participate in routine, rapid antigen testing. Sheridan will offer vaccination for all members of the community through our Health Centre.
Details about implementation will be available in the coming weeks. Additionally, based on updated guidance and in consultation with local public health officials, Sheridan has decided that all students living in Residence will need to be vaccinated against COVID Similarly, students participating in varsity athletes will also need to be vaccinated. Peel Public Health and Halton Public Health have recently emphasized that high two-dose vaccination coverage among students, particularly in high-density settings with common spaces such as Residences, will be necessary to prevent local outbreaks in the upcoming academic year and hopefully to allow for more opportunities for in-person activities and connection.
Please stay tuned for more information. You are encouraged to book well in advance. Appointments for vaccinations at HMC will not be available until mid-September. In the event that you forget or misplace your onecard, this will help you indicate that you are a Sheridan student — and can then proceed to the onecard office to obtain a replacement. This does not replace your onecard for any other use. Please follow the s and messages that have been posted to direct you and keep you safe.
Please only arrive 10—15 minutes early for your classes. Prior to entering the building, every person must put on a Sheridan-supplied medical mask, sanitize their hands, tap their onecard and show security the of their daily self-screening on their Sheridan Alert! If you are unable to access the Sheridan Alert! You will be required to present your onecard upon entry to the College and you must have your onecard displayed at all times while on campus.
Please visit the Parking Updates on Sheridan Central for the latest information for students and employees about parking on campus.
Tutoring services will continue to be available online. View instructions for booking a tutor. Please also check out our Remote Learning for a list of resources available to support your learning. askanadvisor sheridancollege. Updated instructions for obtaining your one card can be found on Sheridan Central. Our faculty and staff are here to support your success and available to assist and answer questions remotely! A list of Faculty contacts is available on Sheridan Central. You are encouraged to:. Students should contact the Health Centre at ext.
Your information will help us take steps to protect our community. We will not share your name or other identifying information in our notification to other Sheridan members. If you feel ill while on campus, please leave the campus and self-isolate immediately. Self-isolation means staying home and limiting contact with others as much as possible. You are encouraged to contact the Health Centre for a virtual consultation. For the most up-to-date information in Ontario, please visit the dedicated web created by the government of Ontario to educate the public regarding the Coronavirus.
Additional resources:. Given the increased demands on our public health system, the need for students to provide medical sick notes has been suspended. You are required to self-isolate at home. Do not leave except to be assessed by a health care provider, to get tested, or for a medical emergency. Stay in a room separate from others in your house. As a reminder, COVID is a viral illness that can cause symptoms similar to a cold or flu, and may include:. Take the following steps if you have developed symptoms and have been on campus, or if you have symptoms and you have on-campus classes:.
Sheridan employees are asked to refer to the employee guidelines for reporting posted to Sheridan Central. In general, no. If anyone student, staff, or faculty develops COVID symptoms, they must leave the campus immediately and self-isolate, and are strongly encouraged to get tested. While waiting for the testyou are to remain in self-isolation and must not attend campus. After 10 days, you can stop isolating if you no longer have a fever and if you do not have any other COVID symptoms.
However, you should continue to practice physical distancing and good hand hygiene. If you continue to be unwell after 14 days, you are strongly encouraged to contact your health care provider. Please follow the directions from public health. Even if you are fully vaccinated, you may be required to get tested especially if you are symptomatic and self-monitor or self-isolate for 10 days as directed by public health.
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