FAQ For Everyone

FAQ For Everyone

Not at this time.

However, after 5 days of isolation due to a positive Covid test result, resume activities if symptoms improve and no fever for at least 24 hours (without taking fever medication).

During the following 5 days:

  • wear a mask during any social interaction;
  • respect a distance of 2 meters, as much as possible.

Mask wearing is no longer mandatory. However, individuals who wish to wear a mask, may do so.

The College will continue to provide procedural masks to employees and students.  Procedural masks will be provided at the following locations throughout the campus:

          • Registrar’s Office 2D.6
          • Academic Advising 2D.4
          • Health Services 2D.2
          • First-Year Students’ Office 2D.0
          • Campus Life and Leadership (CLL) 2E.6
          • Student AccessAbility Centre 2E.8
          • Security 2E.14
          • Dawson Student Union (DSU) 2F.2
          • Library 5C.3
          • PARC 1H.4
          • Creative & Applied Arts 3D.11
          • Social Science & Business Technologies 5D.31
          • Science, Medical Studies and Engineering 6B.19
          • Fees Counter 4B.5
          • Continuing Education and AEC 2G.1 & 2H.1

The safety of our students, faculty and staff are of upmost importance. Since September 2020, an average of 1,500 students, faculty and staff per day have been in person on campus for essential activities.

Dawson uses a computerized air quality monitoring system which continuously monitors the parameters of the air quality. This includes the airflow, the C02 levels, heating system and temperature fluctuations. The system automatically registers air quality and adjusts air flow according to the number of students in a room and the building. The air is refreshed frequently.

Overall, Dawson’s air ventilation practices are in complete compliance with the Ministry of Education’s recommended guidelines, which were developed based on research from the Ministry of Health and Social Services as well as recently updated guidelines from the Institut Nationale de Santé Publique du Québec.

Students:  contact student services at firstyear@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Employees: you can contact Dawson’s Staff Health Nurse with full confidentiality if you need support: COVIDhr@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

You can also access confidential counselling services by contacting the Employee Assistance Program at 1-888-687-9197.

For any urgent mental health emergency on campus, contact security at extension 1500.

Proof of vaccination will not be required to access the College or attend classes.

However, we strongly encourage every student and employee to get fully vaccinated.

We are constant contact with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Public Health and the regional department of public health.  If the pandemic worsens, we have back up plans that would involve returning to some measures we have already put in place throughout the pandemic, such as maximum student presence with physical distancing, or only essential in-person activities being permitted.


Any student or employee who is immunocompromised, has family members who are immunocompromised or has other serious health issues that prevent them from working and studying on site should contact the services below. Each situation will be treated on a case-by-case basis.

Students: DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Employees: Human Resources at covidhr@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Building on the evidence demonstrating the restorative benefits of nature-related micro-environments, the cafeteria area, Conrod’s, and several other key locations of the college will have trees and large plants installed to create a calming and attractive setting.

We also encourage the use of Dawson’s green spaces and gardens for individual relaxation or teaching opportunities. There is an amphitheater in the courtyard (Atwater side), two covered gazebos with benches and/or tables beside Parking area 1 (between the E & B wings) and dozens of large rocks to sit on in the peace garden. Learn more about our Living Campus and watch for announcements about regular Living Campus tours to review outdoor possibilities.

Visit our new Biking at Dawson web page:

If you are experiencing symptoms, do not come to campus. A COVID-19 Symptom-based Screening Questionnaire is available on the MyDawson Portal (Omnivox) for anyone who is unsure whether they should come on campus or needs to report Covid-like symptoms, with or without vaccinations.

Cleaning has been increased and is done more frequently in high-traffic public spaces. In labs and workshops, users are asked to clean up their stations before they leave.

If you find a space that needs cleaning, please call 1200 or email buildingmaintenance@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.

No, facilitates are closed during the holiday season.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the return to campus, contact

Employees: covidhr@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Students: firstyear@dawsoncollege.qc.ca or DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca

Hand sanitizing is the best preventative strategy.

      • Upon entering and exiting the College and frequently in between, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • Use hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands.

If a confirmed case or outbreak occurs, we will follow the guidelines and protocols established by the Ministry of Health and Social Services.  The most recent protocols can be found on their website and are updated frequently: https://publications.msss.gouv.qc.ca/msss/document-003067/?&date=DESC&sujet=covid-19&critere=sujet

At any time, you can write an e-mail to dawsonhealthservices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca OR covidhr@dawsoncollege.qc.ca. A member of our Health Services team will help you assess your symptoms and provide guidance.

Last Modified: June 6, 2022