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Your health & safety

Your health and safety is our top priority. We know most students won’t be on campus this fall, but here’s what we’re doing to make sure those who do have to come to campus stay safe and healthy. And there are many important things you can do to help keep our broader community safe as well — whether you’re on campus, living in the neighbourhood or studying remotely.

New health and safety measures are now in place

We’re doing things differently these days. Our new normal includes:

  • Increased cleaning in high-traffic areas, like washrooms and common areas
  • Daily cleaning of all in-use classrooms
  • Limiting the number of people on campus
  • Restricting access to shared spaces like washrooms
  • Requiring masks in all public indoor campus spaces
  • Providing physical distancing guidelines for all lab and classroom spaces
  • Making hand sanitizer available at all building and classroom entrances
  • Communicating physical distancing and reduced classroom capacities with clear signage
  • Encouraging physical distancing in hallways, stairways and buildings with directional signs
  • Requiring COVID-19 Awareness training for all staff and students who need to come to campus

Visit the Human Resources Health & Safety page for more information on everything we’re doing.

If you’re coming to campus, here are the steps you must follow:

  • 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 or research 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. 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 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.

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