Back to Mac: Instructor Guide to Winter 2022

A photo of a masked instructor standing at the front of a room before a group of masked students.

This winter, McMaster will be welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus incrementally, alignment with the latest government and public health measures. This guide is intended to provide key information and resources you will need for teaching and learning this term.

Preparing to return to campus

Before coming to campus each day

  • Use MacCheck before coming to campus to complete your daily health screening. A green check mark means you are clear to attend a McMaster site that day.
  • Bring your ID Badge and your mask. General information on masking can be found here. 

While on campus

  • Keep at least 2 metres distance from others except in designated instructional areas such as classrooms, laboratories, libraries.
  • Wear your mask covering your nose, mouth and chin. 
  • When teaching, there are a couple of tips to keep in mind while lecturing, including holding the microphone close to the mask and speaking loudly, slowly, and clearly. It is important to repeat classroom questions so that they are captured on the lecture recording.   
  • Sanitize your hands when entering a building and follow safety signs on campus.
  • Follow the guidelines for spaces and eating on campus.  
  • Business meetings should be held virtually wherever possible between now and January 27. When in-person meetings resume, follow guidelines for meetings, including masking and physical distancing.

Need to self-isolate?

  • Report to the university through Mosaic if you test positive for COVID-19 on a rapid test or a PCR test and have attended a McMaster location in the past 14 days. Follow the province’s current isolation guidelines. 
  • You may find yourself in a situation where you do not pass MacCheck. If you are well, you may need to pivot occasionally to virtual or remote teaching. Please communicate promptly and clearly to your students if this happens. 

Preparing course activities

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