Masks no longer mandatory at Dawson
As of today, Wednesday, June 1, mask-wearing is not mandatory anywhere in the building although anyone who wishes to wear a mask is free to do so. The College will continue to provide blue procedural masks at the various mask distribution stations located throughout the building.
Thank you to every member of the faculty and staff for your cooperation this past year, especially this last semester for your adherence to the COVID protocols in the face of the more virulent, though less severe strains that began to spread before the holidays in December.
Though reported COVID cases were higher than they had been in the past, the management of absences in classes and among our staff, though difficult, culminated in a largely successful term that ended with the final exams on Monday.
Quite simply, Dawson couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you.
COVID self-isolation rules
If you test positive for COVID:
- And you are vaccinated: self-isolate at home for 5 days from the first day of symptoms or from the date you test positive if you do not have symptoms.
- For example: if your symptoms started May 12, May 12 would be Day 0 and the 5 days (if vaccinated) would be May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 inclusive
- And you are unvaccinated: self-isolate for 10 days
- For example: if your symptoms started May 12, May 12 would be Day 0 and the 10 days (if unvaccinated) would be May 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 inclusive
After this period of self-isolation: resume activities if symptoms improve and you have 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 metres as much as possible
If symptoms or fever persist: continue isolation for another 5 days.
If you have questions or need guidance about COVID: please contact CovidHR@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Paxlovid treatment for COVID
Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau invites unvaccinated people who show symptoms of COVID to get tested. If they are positive, they now can get the Paxlovid treatment. This medicine can reduce the severity of the disease and the chances of being hospitalized. It must be given quickly at the onset of the disease. Click the Read More link for details.
New method for using COVID home test
To increase the efficiency and accuracy of your rapid test, click the Read More link.
Keep your mask on and remain vigilant
The Covid numbers are up at Dawson and across Quebec, which is in its sixth wave.
While there had been talk of the government lifting more measures to prevent the spread of Covid, the mask mandate remains in effect across the province until at least April 30.
New rules for people in contact with a positive case
As of March 12, the Quebec government changed the rules for contacts with a positive covid case. If you are vaccinated, you don't have to isolate anymore after contact. If you are unvaccinated, you need to isolate for five days after contact with a positive case.
Nothing new for people who test positive: you must self-isolate for five days if you are vaccinated and 10 days if you are not.
A reminder that employees who have questions or need guidance are invited to contact our College Nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org Students may contact Student Health Services at DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
For more details, please click Read More to go the Quebec government webpage.
Information about (K)N95 masks from the College Nurses
COVID vaccination rates at Dawson in January
Dawson received information in late January about the current level of vaccine protection of students and employees against COVID-19.
As of Jan. 13, 2022:
92.8% of Dawson students registered in the Fall 2021 Semester were adequately vaccinated, compared to 91.7% of all CEGEP students.
As of Jan. 20, 2022:
90% of Dawson employees were adequately vaccinated, compared to 92.8% of all CEGEP employees.
Please follow the instructions below to ensure as safe a learning environment as possible now and throughout the semester. If you have COVID symptoms, do not come to the College. If you are scheduled to work at the College in person, but you have COVID symptoms, you must fill out the COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on…
Need to report COVID + tests or symptoms
Employees are asked to report positive COVID tests or COVID symptoms to email@example.com
Students are asked to report positive COVID tests or COVID symptoms to DawsonHealthServices@dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Dawson continues to offer support and guidance to employees and students as well as track COVID cases. The weekly COVID situation is reported every week in Omnivox. Look for the title COVID-19 Weekly Situation in the Non-Academic Services menu.
Last Modified: June 1, 2022