Before You Leave For Campus Checklist
Make sure you have everything you need to gain entry and to learn and work safely on campus:
- Proof of full vaccination, or evidence of a negative COVID-19 rapid test taken within 72 hours of entry
- One-time COVID-19 awareness training
- Daily COVID-19 health screening
- Digital student/employee ID ready-to-go. Continuing Education students only need to provide their student number.
- PPE (mask and eye protection) packed and ready
- Water bottle and lunch (limited food options will be offered on campus for the Fall 2021 semester)
When you arrive
The George Brown College Public Safety and Security team will be at campus entrances to greet you and provide direction.
You will be asked to provide proof of full vaccination or evidence of a negative COVID-19 rapid test administered within 72 hours of entry. Security will also ensure you’ve completed your COVID-19 awareness training and daily health screening, and check that you have appropriate PPE. Disposable three-layer masks and eye protection are available at campus entrances for anyone who needs them.
You may also be greeted by Wellness Ambassadors on campus (you can recognize them by their black vests). They move around campus throughout the day and are available to answer your questions about the college’s COVID-19 safety measures.
Learning & working spaces
Students: You’ll receive direction from your academic division about health and safety protocols, PPE requirements, scheduling, and other information about your in-person learning components. You can connect with your program coordinator with questions. You can also send questions to georgebrown.ca/letstalkcovid19.
Employees: You’ll receive direction from your supervisor about health and safety protocols, PPE requirements, scheduling and other information about working on campus. You can connect with your supervisor, or with Health, Safety and Wellness at COVIDreporting@georgebrown.ca with questions.
Contractors: Please ensure you have reviewed health and safety protocols with your George Brown College contact, so you are aware of expectations prior to arriving on campus. You can connect with your college contact with questions.
What to do in common areas
What happens when you want to eat lunch or enter a smaller space with other people, like an elevator, lunchroom or a changing room/washroom? Signage about COVID-19 safety measures is posted throughout our campuses. You can also ask a Wellness Ambassador, your instructor, or campus security for more information.
While physical distancing can be challenging in small spaces such as elevators and washrooms, try to maintain as much distance as possible. Please, don’t spend unnecessary time and leave as soon as possible.
Signage posted at entrances to smaller spaces (elevators, changing rooms and washrooms) lists capacity limits for those areas. Please check before entering and wait outside if these spaces are already full.
PPE is required in all indoor spaces on campus.
When you remove your mask and eye protection to eat and drink in a designated eating area, be sure to maintain physical distance of at least six feet (two metres) from others. Refrain from engaging in conversation with others while your mask is off for eating or drinking. Put your PPE back on as soon as you’re done eating or drinking.
Visit our PPE Required on Campus page for more information.
Designated eating areas
You can eat your lunch in your campus cafeteria/designated eating area. Limited campus food services will be open for the Fall 2021 semester. Microwaves as well as no-touch water refilling stations will be available, so please bring a water bottle. For more information about on campus food services please visit our Student Support and Service Delivery page.
If the weather is nice, you may prefer to eat outside. If you do head outside, remember to maintain a safe physical distance.
Cleaning and disinfection
Eating areas are equipped with disinfection supplies so you can clean your area before and after use. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you leave the area as soon as you’re finished eating.
Signage and Wellness Ambassadors will be there to remind you of our health and safety protocols.
COVID-19 RAPID TESTING ON CAMPUS
We offer COVID-19 nasal swab rapid tests at Casa Loma, St. James and Waterfront campuses. The testing is voluntary and available to students and employees.
Global Health Solutions is providing point-of-care testing, which generates results in 15 minutes and is 98.1 per cent accurate. The nasal swab collection will be completed by experienced and fully trained nurses using full PPE including face shields, body gowns, masks, gloves and disinfecting wipes. Your private health information will be handled per Ontario data privacy laws.
If you receive a positive result, you will be offered a PCR test to confirm the diagnosis and the results will be available in 24 hours. If you receive a positive result from the second, non-rapid test, please isolate and inform the college. Students can notify georgebrown.ca/letstalkcovid19. Employees should email COVIDreporting@georgebrown.ca.