Since the return of students on Aug. 23, there have been a few isolated cases of COVID-19: Six students: five who were on campus and one who tested positive, but who did not come to the campus One employee who was on site To give you some context for these numbers, about 12,000 students, faculty…
Reasons to feel protected at Dawson
The Dawson community has done “superbly well” in maintaining a healthy space for learning, teaching and working since the pandemic began in March 2020.
As many employees return to work on campus for the first time since March 13, 2020, staying healthy is top of mind for everyone.
“If you are fully vaccinated, wearing a procedural mask, sanitizing your hands and keeping a safe distance, you are very well protected,” said College Nurse Julie Drolet of the Student Services team.
Protecting yourself is the best way to protect your family and your colleagues, she advised.
Preliminary results from a survey of Dawson students about vaccination are encouraging: 8,990 students have already received their first dose and 7,218 students have received their second dose. Another 2,175 students plan to receive their second dose. The survey will close on Aug. 19 and we will share the results in the Sept. 1 D News.
Walk-in vaccine clinic today and tomorrow at Dawson
Come get your second or first dose of the COVID vaccine at Dawson on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 18 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No appointment necessary. Temporary vaccine clinic located in 3C.1 for Dawson employees and students.
Tips for handling re-entry anxiety
The American Psychological Association (APA) has identified the anxiety that some people are feeling as they prepare for post-pandemic life as re-entry anxiety.
Click Read More for more information about this kind of anxiety and tips for managing it in the homepage news story by Psychology Profile Coordinator Selma Hamdani.
Reopening society depends on vaccination rates
Life is starting to return to a more normal situation and to stay the course toward a full and active life, the vaccination campaign must continue.
Everyone in Quebec who is 12 years old and up can be vaccinated.
The plan for a full return to campus for CEGEPs and universities is contingent on a vaccination rate (2nd dose) of 75% for those aged 16 to 29 years old by Aug. 15.
Encourage your students and the young people in your life to get their vaccinations without delay.
Click Read More for a link to make an appointment. There are also several walk-in (no appointment) sites around Montreal.
Vaccination information from Public Health
Across Quebec, everyone turning 18 in 2021 and those who are older can now be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The Direction Régional de Santé Publique has pulled together all the basic information you need about the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
Here is their COVID-19 vaccination infographic pdf: EN-QR_QR_Vaccination_26_avril
You can also click on the Read More link to go to the Quebec government's COVID-19 vaccination website.
These are the dates and age groups up next for receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in Quebec. Older people can continue to make an appointment if not yet vaccinated. May 3: 45-49 years old May 5: 40-44 years old May 7: 35-39 years old May 10: 30-34 years old May 12: 25-29 years old May 14:…
PREVENTION MEASURES Maintain 2m distancing whenever possible Wash/sanitize hands frequently Wear procedural mask snugly, change after 4 hours of continuous wear When outside, wear a mask if < 2m apart; the mask can be removed if the activity keeps the people at >2 m at all times Limit social contacts and visiting, especially inside When…
Keep your proof of COVID-19 vaccination
When your turn comes up to be vaccinated against COVID-19, it is important to ask for your proof of vaccination. The College Nurses do not believe there is a standard proof being issued in Quebec. Whatever you get, please make sure you keep it safe and know where it is. Last week Premier François Legault announced that all Quebecers who wish to be vaccinated should receive their first dose by June 24. It is expected that in the future, you may be required to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to gain access to places like gyms or to board an airplane.
Reminder about protocols on campus
Every time you come to the College, you must fill in the COVID-19 Symptom-based Screening Questionnaire inside the Omnivox My Dawson Portal.
- Do it at home, before coming to campus
- Fill it out within 24 hours prior to coming to campus
- Answer carefully, as you may be denied entry based on your answers
- Provide your ID number, and not your phone number
If you anticipate coming to campus in the next few weeks and you know that you:
- Have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days
- Are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test
Contact email@example.com immediately for guidance and instructions as to when you may come back to the College to avoid being blocked at the door.
Please note that you will be provided a new procedural mask at the entrance of the College. You will be required to remove any mask you are already wearing and wear the College-issued mask.
Last Modified: September 1, 2021