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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
When on campus, Dawson employees and students will be allowed to wear N95, KN95, and any other mask that looks like a procedural mask (no matter the colour). It is important to wear a good-quality mask that fits very well around the face. Here are some resources about masks curated by Julie Drolet of Dawson…
Five need-to-know facts for those who are vaccinated against COVID
- You can still get infected by COVID-19.
- You may have less severe symptoms.
- You can still transmit the COVID-19 virus to others even if you do not have symptoms.
- You can get infected by the COVID-19 virus more than once.
- You can reduce your risks and risks to others by complying with current vaccine recommendations, wearing a mask, keeping a 2-metre distance, sanitizing/washing your hands frequently and staying home when you have symptoms.
Have questions about COVID? Have symptoms? Dawson employees are invited to email COVIDHR@dawsoncollege.qc.ca . You will receive a prompt reply from a College Nurse.
When everyone came back to the campus in August, there was a mix of excitement and anxiety among students and employees about how the semester would unfold during the ongoing pandemic. “Overall, the semester has gone very well,” said Dan Boyer, Coordinator of Student Services and Chair of the Space Access and Health Care Committee,…
Dawson COVID cases published every week in Omnivox
The COVID-19 weekly situation is updated every week, latest Wednesday, in Omnivox and is accessible to all employees and all students.
Employees can find the COVID-19 Weekly Situation under Non-Academic Services. The data arrives from Public Health early in the week for the last complete week on campus, the last Monday to the Sunday. The total number of positive cases for the semester to date is 49. The great majority of cases have been among the student body. Getting adequately vaccinated, wearing a mask and following the health protocols all add up to good protection.
Staff Health Nurse here to support you during pandemic
In May 2021, Dinah Palinkas began working in the Human Resources Department as part of the College’s response to the pandemic.
Dinah brings more than three decades of experience working in acute care, rehab and community health and she also holds a master’s in Nursing from the University of Ottawa. She works in close collaboration with the two College Nurses who work as part of the Health Services team in Student Services: Julie Drolet and Julie Gosselin.
Dinah’s role is to provide support to Dawson students, support staff, professionals, teachers and managers on all COVID-related questions and support.
If you miss work because of COVID, you must notify your manager or supervisor as usual. Dinah must also be informed as she must track COVID cases at the College.
Employees who need support for other non-COVID concerns can contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) seven days a week 24 hours a day at 1 888 687-9197.
New mask dispensers installed
The College has purchased mask dispensers to install at major entrances around Dawson. These dispensers enable students and employees to help themselves to a mask without touching other masks.
The first dispensers are at the main metro entrance and others will soon be installed at 3B (accessible entrance) and 3040 Sherbrooke Street.
COVID weekly situation updates
On Sept. 1, Dawson College shared the number of COVID cases at the College for the first week of classes, the week of Aug. 23. All employees received the update in the Sept. 1 D News and students received it on Omnivox the same day.
Since then, a new page has been created in Omnivox to share the situation with students and employees every week. The page is called COVID-19 Weekly Situation and employees can find it in Omnivox under Non-Academic Services. Students can find it on their Omnivox menu under Student Services.
We will report the positive case numbers each week and keep a running total. The page will be updated once a week on Wednesdays. As of today, you can view the cases for the first three weeks of the semester. The week of Sept. 13 will be entered on the page next Wednesday, Sept. 22. The weekly data comes from the Direction régional de Santé Publique (DRSP) and covers the previous week.
It is the DRSP that does risk assessments related to positive cases and makes recommendations. Communications about cases all flow through the DRSP and College nurses according to the protocols established.
Teachers and employees are not part of the case communication process. Everyone who needs to know, determined by the DRSP, is made aware of any cases that may present a risk to them.
Being double vaccinated, wearing a procedural mask, sanitizing/washing hands frequently and keeping distance as much as possible all add up to being well protected.
Last Modified: February 2, 2022