Update on public health measures
The following changes to our public health measures will come into effect on April 25, 2022 bringing Sheridan in line with provincial directives while still providing our community with the opportunity to take personal precautions relative to their own comfort levels.
Vaccine requirements & rapid antigen testing
While we are still encouraging everyone to get vaccinated, including booster shots, Sheridan is pausing its requirement for vaccines or rapid antigen testing. As of April 25, students and employees will no longer need to upload proof of vaccination, nor will new students and employees.
While rapid antigen testing will no longer be required for those who are not vaccinated, we will continue to provide rapid antigen testing, on request, and in circumstances where, for example, we have observed a cluster of positive cases.
Students living in residence during the Spring/Summer term will no longer be required to be fully vaccinated.
Given new guidance from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, Sheridan’s indoor mask mandate will be extended until at least the end of May 2022. We will continue to make medical masks available at our designated campus entrances and N95 fit testing for employees will continue.
Controlled access at doors and Sheridan Alert! App
In the coming weeks, students and employees will be able to enter campus at more entrances. Please note, students and employees are still required to have their onecard at all times when on campus. We ask our community members to continue to stay home if they are sick and to continue using the Sheridan Alert! app before coming to campus for COVID-19 self-screening. Completing the online COVID-19 training before coming to campus, however, will no longer be required.
Physical distancing in common spaces and offices
Sheridan is pausing physical distancing requirements throughout the college. This includes learning areas like classrooms, labs, studios and libraries, offices and common spaces like cafeterias. We ask that students and employees to continue to be respectful of individual preferences for keeping more distance in line-ups, classrooms or offices.
Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms within 48 hours of being on campus, should continue to self-report to Sheridan, to help us identify where there may be clusters of positive cases.
As always, Sheridan will continue to monitor the COVID-19 environment and the changing needs of our community. We remain grateful for everyone’s support as we navigate this next phase together.
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