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Campus Access – What to Expect 

In accordance with regulations set down by the province and public health, we have undertaken a number of measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety as we begin to welcome staff and students back on campus.

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.
 
For those who have not yet received their vaccination, Sheridan will have an on-campus vaccine clinic for students at the start of the fall term. Until then, the Sheridan community is urged to schedule their vaccine appointments as soon as possible. Information on vaccination booking can be found here.
 
Vaccination is mandatory for students living in residence and varsity athletes. For more information, please click here.

Everyone coming to campus must complete a daily self-assessment on the Sheridan Alert! App.  The assessment will ask about COVID-19 symptoms, exposure to COVID-19, and travel history. Show the results to security when asked.

Download Sheridan Alert! for free in the App Store or Google Play.

Campus Access Information

ACCESS INSTRUCTIONS – FALL 2021

Effective September 7th, 2021

Please read through the access instructions in their entirety prior to coming to campus and action right away to avoid unnecessary delays at the entrance. It is also recommended that you arrive early for your screening as there may be line-ups at the entrances.  Please note the following requirements for campus access. Non-compliance with these instructions will result in access denial to campus.

BEFORE COMING TO CAMPUS

1. Upload Your Proof of Vaccination

Upload your vaccination records as soon as you receive an e-mail from helpdesk@synergygateway.com.  It will take a few business days to receive your certificate from Synergy upon uploading your proof of vaccination. The certificate from Synergy (as shown below), will need to be displayed on your phone or as a print-out at a screening entrance. If you haven’t received an e-mail from Synergy please check your spam folder.  

Sample Certificate

Synergy Sample  Certificate

After October 15th, 2021, if you are not fully vaccinated, only those who have a medical or religious accommodation will be allowed to enter the campus with participation in regular Rapid antigen testing.  Access for people who are not fully vaccinated or who do not have a medical or religious accommodation will not be allowed on campus.

2. Plan Participation in Rapid Antigen Testing for Employees and Students who are not Fully Vaccinated and/or who have an Accommodation

Sheridan College recently communicated that all Employees and Students must be fully vaccinated by September 7th, otherwise they must undergo Rapid Antigen Testing at Sheridan on campus. Rapid Antigen testing is available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and is not available on the weekends. Your antigen testing must be completed on campus, regardless of when you are scheduled to be on campus. Test results from outside of Sheridan sources will not be accepted as a substitute. Testing is currently required once weekly, but subject to change as per Public Health guidelines.

Starting on September 7, 2021, if you are not fully vaccinated, you must enter your respective campus at the B wing entrance, since this is where the Rapid Covid-19 testing rooms are located. 

Rapid Covid-19 Testing Locations (Open 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday to Friday)

DAVIS - B236B 

HMC - B184 
 
TRAFALGAR - B101A 

Walk-in testing is available on a first-come first-saved basis, or you can pre-book a Rapid test at: (https://qrco.de/sheridan) Please ensure that you complete your testing during the operational hours prior to coming to campus. For rapid antigen testing, please arrive at least 30 minutes early.
 
3. Training

Please complete the OHS Covid-19 training. 

Employees can access the training on Sheridan Central. Additionally, the accompanying acknowledgement form below the training video must be completed.  An updated version of the video has been uploaded for September 2021, so please view the new video.  

Students can access the training via SLATE. Additionally, there is an accompanying acknowledgement form in SLATE, which must be completed. 

TO ACCESS THE CAMPUS

1. onecard

Sheridan’s onecard is an integral part of the access process at Sheridan and are therefore mandatory.  Visit onecard’s website to book an appointment if you require a card. https://it.sheridancollege.ca/onecard/ 

2. Daily COVID-19 Self Assessment on the Sheridan Alert! app 

Prior to coming inside the building, complete your Covid-19 screening assessment on the Sheridan Alert! App.  You can download the app on the App Store or Google Play. 

3. Vaccine Certificate 

Please also have your PDF vaccination certificate available to view on your phone or printed out to show to security.  

4. Security Check-In

When you arrive at a security screening station:

  1. tap your onecard on the terminal
  2. take off your own mask and store it or place it in the bin specific disposal unit and put on a new Sheridan provided medical mask that security will provide to you while observing 2m distance from others
  3. sanitize your hands
  4. show the security associate your Sheridan Alert! App result. 
    • A green badge indicates that you have passed the Covid-19 screening and that you are attesting that you are fully vaccinated.  You can come onsite without a rapid test. 
    • A yellow badge* indicates that you have passed the Covid-19 Health screening but that you are not fully vaccinated, or you have not uploaded your vaccination documentation to the Synergy System. To access campus, you must participate in rapid testing once per week at one of the locations listed above.
    • A red badge indicates that Based on your answers, you are NOT able to enter Sheridan buildings today. Please follow the instructions on the app.
  5. Show the security associate your vaccination certificate sent to you by Synergy via e-mail after you uploaded your vaccination records.  If you have not uploaded these records and do not have a certificate, you will need to complete the Rapid Covid-19 testing.  

*Please note, the Rapid Antigen Testing at Sheridan is only available to students and employees who are not fully vaccinated or have a medical or religious accommodation approved by Sheridan. The Rapid Antigen Testing is intended for routine testing and cannot be administered to those who have COVID-19 symptoms or had an exposure to COVID-19. 

Access Requests

All Sheridan employees and students with a valid onecard are welcome to access campus for teaching and learning activities, booked appointments, and to utilize Sheridan resources that are open.  Please consult Sheridan’s website to see what is occurring in person and what services are still being offered on a remote basis https://www.sheridancollege.ca/covid-19 

On campus learners and employees will be required to have their Sheridan onecard with them at all times. Please note the following entrances are to be used: 

Campus Entrances Open
Trafalgar B1 main entrance Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
H1 Door Monday
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday / Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AA1 Monday – Friday
6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
SCAET Monday / Wednesday
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
HMC A11 Door Monday / Wednesday
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday / Friday
6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
B wing entrance beside
west Municipal parking lot
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday
6:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday / Friday
6:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Davis B wing main entrance Monday - Friday
6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A wing entrance Mon / Wed / Thurs / Fri
6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
H wing entrance Monday / Wednesday
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tues / Thurs / Fri
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
C-2 Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

After hours and on weekends, please go to the B wing entrance at your respective campus and call Security at 905-815-4044 to request access.

Please call Campus Security and ask our team to facilitate access if you have been approved for an essential activity outside of the regular hours.

Mandatory COVID-19 Training

All students and employees who are required to come to campus during the current semester must complete mandatory training to ensure they are aware of the relevant health and safety protocols.

  • STUDENTS: You are required to watch the Sheridan COVID-19 Student Safety Video Module and complete an attestation in SLATE.
  • EMPLOYEES: It is a requirement for all employees onsite to complete the Occupational Health & Safety COVID-19 training located on Sheridan Central. After you watch this video you must fill out the “Form” below it which is tracked by Occupational Health and Safety Services (OHS).

Sheridan Alert App – COVID-19 Screening

Everyone coming to campus will be asked to complete a daily self-assessment on the Sheridan Alert! App.  The assessment will ask about COVID-19 symptoms, exposure to COVID-19, and travel history.

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 results of their daily self-screening on their Sheridan Alert! App. 

You can download Sheridan Alert! for free in the App Store or Google Play.

How to complete the self-assessment in Sheridan Alert:

  1. Click on “Coronavirus Disease COVID-19” and then select “COVID-19 Screening Assessment”
  2. Complete the assessment
  3. Show the results to security when asked 

If you are unable to access the Sheridan Alert! app, please let Security know and they will screen you by asking the same questions in person during sign-in.

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.

Masks/Face Covering

Masks have been part of Sheridan’s health and safety process since the onset of the pandemic and are required. Sheridan will be providing ASTM-rated (American Society for Testing Materials) medical masks each day at the security check in process.

It is a requirement for all people on campus to wear a mask or face covering at all times, except when eating or drinking (while appropriately physically distanced).

Eye Protection on campus

Where people will be within two metres of each other for more than a transient interaction (e.g. passing by others), eye protection (i.e. a face shield, safety glasses, or safety goggles) is also recommended.

Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Once you retrieve a medical mask, 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 apart from one another and remain stationary. The short period of time when the masks are being switched is not considered a significant 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.

Resources

  • How to Don and Doff PPE (Poster) - provides information on how and in which order PPE should be worn (including medical masks).
  • How to Store a Non-Medical Mask Between Uses – provides information on how non-medical masks should be stored while not in use.
  • A non-medical mask should have at least 2-layers of tightly woven material such as cotton or linen. An additional filtering layer between the 2-layers is recommended. The mask should cover your nose, mouth, and chin.
  • For information regarding proper mask/face covering use and care, please see these guidelines from the Public Health Agency of Canada and these guidelines from the Ontario Government.

Security

There will a Security presence on campus 24/7 and members at the Welcome desk late into the evening who can help you with your questions or concerns or escorting you to your car if required.  Please go to the desk and ask for this service.  Sheridan has 147 emergency phones, which have been installed for safety inside buildings and on the grounds at TrafalgarDavis and Hazel McCallion campuses. Emergency phones provide direct access to Campus Security, and a security guard is dispatched to the phone’s location in the event of an emergency or immediately upon request.

Take a few minutes to program your cell phone with 905-815-4044. 

Security can also be reached from any Sheridan land-line telephone at the following extensions:
Trafalgar – Ext 4044
Davis – Ext 4044
Hazel McCallion – Ext 4044

Procedure for Employees – Campus Access Requirements

For any questions regarding access to campus, please contact security@sheridancollege.ca.

Wayfinding Signs

Upon entering, and when on campus, you will see several wall signs and floor decals providing information and restrictions, directing foot traffic in narrow corridors and stairwells (e.g. ‘one way’), and indicating where to line-up and wait for classes, the cafeteria, and printers, etc. These signs are in place to enable physical distancing and for the health and well-being of all Sheridan community members.

Bathrooms and Water Fountains

Please try to utilize a washroom closest to your classroom, office, or lab space. You will notice signage indicating which sinks have been designated for use under safe physical distancing guidelines.  The water fountain feature is not functional, however the no-contact “fill up” feature is still operational for bottles.

Parking

Please visit the Parking Updates page on Sheridan Central for the latest information for students and employees about parking on campus. Additional information can also be found on Sheridan’s Parking Services page.

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