Ontario moves into Step 2: What this means for the McMaster community
As the province moves to Step 2 of reopening this week, there are a few changes to note related to operations on campus.
Students coming to campus are required to 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 or any other building on campus. The screening tool is also available on the McMaster Safety App.
Students no longer need to share the results with their instructors but should save the results to their device.
Staff and Faculty coming to campus continue to be required to complete the province’s COVID-19 screening app within one hour of attending campus or a McMaster facility. This must be done before entering the workplace. After completing the screening, email your immediate 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 the workplace.
If you do not pass the screening test you are not permitted to enter campus and should self isolate and seek assessment and testing. This screening protocol also applies to students who are working onsite.
McMaster continues to report all confirmed cases of COVID-19 to the community.
Effective July 1, all McMaster students, faculty and staff are asked to use the self-reporting tool in Mosaic only to report a confirmed COVID-19 test result. This tool is confidential and helps the university track confirmed cases on campus and ensure appropriate cleaning and safety protocols are put into place promptly. The step-by-step guides for leaders have also been updated, as faculties and departments work through fall planning for their respective areas.
The campus store will open for in-person shopping on July 15 with limited capacity. Updated hours of operations are posted on the Campus Store Website.
Many faculty and staff continue to work remotely, and those working onsite will continue with processes that meet provincial health guidelines.
For the latest information related to fall planning, visit the Back to Mac site.