Campus Access Reminders and Antigen Testing Clinic Information
As more employees and students return to Mohawk campuses this semester, there are a number of new requirements involved in accessing college facilities.
Based on the experiences of the first week of classes, two common issues have emerged.
The information below has been provided to students and employees to guide them through the process. We are sharing the information below with you for reference.
- Campus access with Mohawk Safety App
To gain access to campus, anyone must show proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received an exemption status. AND anyone coming to campus must also complete the daily screening questionnaire.
You can submit proof of vaccination and complete the daily health screening through the Mohawk Safety App under the COVID-19 Section.
Proof of vaccination through the Mohawk Safety App will not be processed upon arrival. This MUST be done before people come to campus. People should allow a minimum of 3 days to process submissions. They only need to provide proof of vaccination once.
The daily screening questionnaire must be completed on the day people are coming to campus. The results of a person’s screening will be emailed to them and to Mohawk Security.
Regardless of a person’s vaccination status, all requirements related to mandatory daily health screening, physical distancing and PPE (i.e., masks, face shields) remain in place for anyone attending a Mohawk facility this Fall. With PPE being worn and our health screening, anyone on campus is expected to be feeling well.
Campuses will be open and accessible but students are asked to only come to campus if they need to be there to attend classes or labs, or require in-person access to services and supports.
- Rapid Antigen Screening
A small number of people coming to campus are not fully vaccinated at this time, having either a “Single Dose Confirmed” vaccination status or having requested an exemption from Mohawk College’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.
All of those people are required to regularly complete Rapid Antigen Screening in order to maintain their access to Mohawk facilities. The college is operating Rapid Antigen Screening clinics at the Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses for the time being.
Only students and employees who have been accepted or applied for an exemption or have been confirmed as partially vaccinated will be allowed to access the college Antigen Clinics.
Anyone attending a Mohawk Screening Clinic is encouraged to arrive early and leave a lot of time if they are expected to be in class or reporting for work at a specific time following the test. It will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the actual test, but the entire process (including arrival, registration and wait times) is expected to be significantly longer, based on demand.
They must have two pieces of ID available when they check in for their screening test: a Mohawk College ID and one other piece.
They will not need to wait for the result of their test. Instead, they will be asked to confirm an immediate access phone number at registration. If the test result is positive, they will be contacted by a member of the Wellness team, who will guide them through the next steps. If the test is positive, they will be required to leave the campus immediately.
If they choose to use an external testing service, they can bring the results to the Mohawk College clinic for verification and tracking. Or they can email results to firstname.lastname@example.org. Emailed results must be from a registered provider and must include the location of the test, the date, and the name of the person tested.
As per provincial guidelines, individuals who receive a non-medical exemption will also be required to complete a mandatory education program. This education video is available while people wait in the Screening Clinic.
At present, screening clinics will be located at the Fennell and Stoney Creek campuses. Additional clinics may be scheduled and details for those locations will be forthcoming.
The hours of operation and locations for the Fennell and Stoney Creek clinics are listed below.
Fennell Campus – Access the Screening Centre from outside the building through Exit 39 in F wing, beside the regular screening desk at exit 37
- Monday and Thursday, 8 a.m. – 11:45
- Tuesday and Friday, 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Stoney Creek campus – Access the Screening Centre from outside the building through Exit 2 (main doors)
- Monday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
- Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.