Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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General questions

Academics

Fees

Financial assistance

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s COVID-19 Test Centre at Mohawk College

Changes to PPE Requirements at Mohawk College

Mandatory Vaccination Requirements on Campus

Rapid Antigen Testing

Mandatory Education Program


General questions

Why am I required to wear eye protection in addition to a mask?

Since re-opening our campuses in July 2020, Mohawk College has introduced a number of measures aimed at keeping our campus community safe. Each time we introduce a measure it is at the recommendation of local Public Health officials who have the expertise to determine which measures offer the best level of protection for our campus community.

In situations where physical distancing is not always possible such as in classrooms and labs, Hamilton Public Health has determined that eye protection is an effective way to prevent respiratory particles, which can carry the COVID-19 virus, from entering the eyes. The direction from Public Health applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

Our experience has shown that together with the other measures that have been put in place, the requirement to wear eye protection has been effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19 within our community and will remain in place until Public Health determines it is no longer recommended.

What happens if a student or employee is confirmed to have COVID-19?

If an employee or student is confirmed to have the virus, the college will work with local Public Health officials to ensure appropriate actions are taken.

Mohawk College is asking that students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have had symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 to complete an online COVID-19 Self Disclosure Form. All of the information you share will be kept confidential.

I feel ill. What should I do?

  • If you are a student and begin to feel ill, please notify your faculty member.
  • If you are an employee, please notify your supervisor.
  • Go home and contact your healthcare provider and follow their directions.

Where do I go for information about COVID-19?

For community information and resources on COVID-19 please visit Hamilton Public Health's website.

Do I have to pay for parking?

Beginning September 1, 2021, all employees and students who will be coming to the Fennell, Stoney Creek campuses, and the Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton Airport, will be required to purchase parking.

With many students continuing to study through a mix of in-class and virtual and remote learning, the Parking Office will be offering expanded and flexible parking permit options to accommodate a variety of parking needs.

Students will need to purchase parking permits if they will be coming to campus on or after September 1. Permits can be purchased online.

Will Mohawk College be discounting tuition?

There will be no tuition discount for the Fall semester. Mohawk College is committed to delivering its curriculum with quality. The courses scheduled are designed to ensure learning outcomes are met, and students will receive the education they expect from Mohawk College.

What if there is another provincial lockdown?

As always, the health and safety of students and employees remain our top priority and will continue to be the key guiding factor in our decision-making. Mohawk College has successfully continued to have students on campus for required in-person learning since last summer. Any courses, training or activities that take place on campus will continue to fully comply with all government regulations and public health measures.

The transition back to normal operations will take time and may require frequent fine tuning as we adjust to changing conditions. We appreciate the patience and understanding that our students and employees have shown throughout the pandemic and ask for your continued support and patience as we work through the transition period together. 

While we are making this information available to students now so that they can have time to plan accordingly, it is important to keep in mind that the situation with the pandemic is constantly evolving. Plans can change on short notice. Students are strongly encouraged to monitor their email and the college’s website for any potential changes to their program.
 

On what scientific evidence are you basing your plan to offer labs, simulations and assessments in face-to-face settings on campus?

Our plan for the is based on information available to the college at this time. The plan is flexible and can be adapted to any changes that may come. The health and well-being of our students and employees remains our highest priority and is the key guiding factor in our decision-making process.

How exactly will the required physical distancing protocols mandated by provincial and federal health agencies be achieved at Mohawk?

Any physical distancing or safety protocols that are to be put in place will follow the direction provided by Public Health authorities and will be communicated to employees and students prior to the start of the semester.

What happens if a student or employee has been advised to self-isolate due to living in close proximity to someone who is at high risk from COVID-19?

If an employee or student is in a situation where self-isolation is advised they should contact their manager or program area to advise them of their circumstances. We understand that these situations exist and we will do our best to work with the employee or student to find a solution.

I have a question related to a Mohawk College Corporate Policy.

Policies and procedures may be impacted by changes implemented as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information on policy and procedure changes, please refer to the 'COVID-19 Policy Updates' section , or, where not posted, jessica.lapcevich [at] mohawkcollege.ca (email Jessica Lapcevich).

What are Mohawk’s plans for the Winter 2022 semester?

At this time, Mohawk College is planning for a full return to normal operations for January 2022. This means that with the exception of students whose programs are designed to be delivered fully online, the majority of students will be back on campus for all or part of their learning beginning in January.

Detailed planning for January 2022 will begin early in the Fall with more information to follow as the semester progresses.

Co-ops and placements, whether in-person or virtual, will resume on their scheduled date. If you have questions about your placement or co-op, please contact your Co-op Specialist or Field Placement Coordinator directly.

For the Winter semester, access to campus will remain restricted to students who are required to be on campus for in-person training, and employees who are required for the delivery of academic programs or campus services.

What if Hamilton goes into lockdown?

At this time, colleges and universities are not required to close in the event that Hamilton is moved into lockdown. The college continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide an update if anything changes.

In anticipation of the higher number of COVID-19 cases in the community and the potential for additional public health measures, the college has developed contingency plans for a number of different scenarios related to in-person instruction. In all scenarios, the college’s top priorities are the health and well-being of students and employees and to limit the spread of the virus within the campus community. The scenarios considered include temporary, short-term suspension of in-person classes for a specific program, up to the closure of an entire campus. If any of these situations arise, the college will work to ensure students are able to complete the in-person requirements of their programs.

It is important to note that remote and virtual instruction would not be impacted by any closure and will continue as planned.

What is the status of events and facility rentals for 2021?

The college is extending the cancellation of all in-person events and facility rentals on and off campus until the end of August 2021.  If conditions allow, the college will begin to allow some non-academic activities and events to return to campus beginning in September.  The college is developing a framework to determine which activities will be prioritized for a return to campus.  More details on this will be available closer to the start of the Fall semester.

What kind of activities and events will be returning in September?

The college is extending the cancellation of all external event rentals until the end of December 2021. Mohawk is considering bringing back a select number of non-academic events to take place in-person during the Fall semester. More details about these events will be shared at a later date.

If conditions continue to improve, the college may begin to allow additional pre-approved non-academic activities and events to return to campus during the Fall semester. Each activity will be assessed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

What is Mohawk doing to keep people safe as more students and employees return to campus?

The health and safety of students and employees remain our top priority and will continue to be the key guiding factor in our decision-making. Mohawk College was among the first to welcome students back to campus in July 2020, and we have safely and successfully continued to have students on campus for required in-person learning throughout the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters. Any courses, training or activities that take place on campus will continue to fully comply with all government regulations and public health measures.

Do I need to be vaccinated to stay in residence?

In consultation with Hamilton Public Health, the college is adopting a mandatory vaccination requirement for all students wishing to stay in the Residence starting in the Fall 2021 semester. International students are reminded that to be considered fully vaccinated, you must have received a vaccine that has been approved by Health Canada.

Why is Mohawk College charging for parking this year?

With campus activity increasing in the Fall, the college is re-instating paid parking to restore parking revenues that are essential to the ongoing maintenance and operation of the parking lots.

What parking options are available to students and employees who will not be on campus full time

With many students continuing to study through a mix of in-class and virtual and remote learning and many employees continuing to work remotely, the Parking Office will be offering expanded and flexible parking permit options to accommodate a variety of parking needs. More information is available through the college’s parking website.

In addition to parking, campus is accessible by public transit and active transportation like cycling, walking, and rolling. For updates on these services and links to COVID-19 safety information for carpooling, ridesharing and transit, visit the Campus Access website.

Do the changes to parking apply to students and employees at the IAHS Campus at McMaster University?

Parking at the IAHS is managed by McMaster University. For information about parking at the McMaster University campus visit McMaster Parking.

What other transportation options are available to employees and students?

In addition to parking, campus is accessible by public transit and active transportation like cycling, walking, and rolling. For updates on these services and links to COVID-19 safety information for carpooling, ridesharing and transit, visit the Campus Access website.

Is the DBARC open?

Full operations will resume at both the Fennell (DBARC) and Stoney Creek campuses for students and employees beginning September 7. You must complete the Mountaineers Indoor Fitness Reservation Form each day you intend to visit.

Community memberships are not available at this time.

Visit the Mohawk Mountaineers website for updates, hours of operation and program availability.

You must be fully vaccinated or have received an exemption to access the campus. Anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated or has received a medical exemption will be required to do regular rapid antigen testing. Those who receive an exemption for any reason other than medical will be required to complete an education program and do regular rapid antigen testing. Details on these requirements will be shared in the coming days.

Will I be able to use the Library?

Mohawk College Library will be resuming on-campus activity starting Monday, September 13 at the Fennell, IAHS and Stoney Creek campuses. Access to the Library will be through bookable seats for both computers and study use. Please refer to the Library webpage for more details.

You must be fully vaccinated or have received an exemption to access the campus. Anyone who is not yet fully vaccinated or has received a medical exemption will be required to do regular rapid antigen testing. Those who receive an exemption for any reason other than medical will be required to complete an education program and do regular rapid antigen testing. Details on these requirements will be shared in the coming days.

Regardless of your vaccination status, all requirements related to mandatory daily health screening, physical distancing and PPE (i.e., masks, face shields) remain in place for anyone attending a Mohawk facility this Fall. Please check the college’s COVID-19 Update webpage for detailed information on vaccine requirements, PPE, designated entrances and daily health screening. Bookmark this site and check it often as the information can change.

Can I come to campus for assistance with Financial Aid/Admissions/Registration/ International Student Services?

The Square services (Financial Assistance, Admissions, International Student Services, Registration, etc.) are currently not available in-person at our campuses; however, they are still available to you online. Refer to The Square - Student Services page on our website for more information on how to access these services.

Can I come to campus for IT tech support?

The IT Service Walk-Up Desk located in C120 at the Fennell campus is open for laptop loans and support, Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Student Tech Support page of our website for more details on service availability.

How do I obtain a ONE card?

The ONE Card and Parking Office ( I130), will be open by appointment only for ONE Card pick up. Students and Staff can obtain a ONE Card by submitting their picture online. When the photo is approved an email will be sent with a link to book an appointment for a pick-up time.

Can I bring food to campus?

Each campus has designated spaces where you can eat. These spaces have been clearly signed, have seating and are cleaned regularly. Food or beverages should not be consumed in the hallways or classrooms.

Will the Digital Creativity Centre be open? How can I get educational technology support?

Tech Coaches are available to help students from 8:30 – 4:30, Monday to Friday via our Virtual Tech Bar or by chat/phone/email. Students can also find answers to commonly used technology in our Digital Skills Toolkit. The College is working on a plan to re-open the Digital Creativity Centre for Winter 2022.


 


Academics

What are Mohawk’s plans for the Fall semester?

For the majority of programs, delivery for Fall 2021 will remain the same as what has previously been communicated through the COVID-19 Update page, with the majority of programs continuing with a mix of virtual, remote and in-person learning for the Fall semester. More than 70% of Mohawk students will have some component(s) of their learning delivered in-person during the Fall semester. There may be adjustments made throughout the semester to the delivery of some programs with in-person learning as conditions change. Any in-semester changes will be communicated to students directly through their program area.

If you are a student enrolled in a program or course that is being delivered online- only, there is no change to the status of these courses for the Fall semester.

Students are reminded that the status for each Fall 2021 program, including which programs will have in-person requirements, has been posted to the Program Delivery Information page on the college’s website and will continue to be updated if any changes are made.

I don't have a computer, how can I access online learning?

The College has a limited number of laptops and chromebooks for loan to students who do not have access to online learning from home. If you need to borrow a laptop or Chromebook, contact the IT Service Desk.

For information on chromebook versus laptop refer to the link below: Library website

For students registered with Accessible Learning Services who require a laptop for accommodation needs, email: als [at] mohawkcollege.ca.

Directions regarding the collection and return of the laptop will be provided when your loan has been confirmed with IT.

Where can I find information about my Co-op Work Term and COVID-19?

For more information regarding Co-op work terms and COVID-19, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions for Co-op Students or contact your Co-op Specialist.

Can I still request a transcript?

Yes, students can still request a transcript through My Mohawk. Transcripts will be sent electronically. Questions regarding transcripts can be sent to ask [at] mohawkcollege.ca.

I need something from the College confirming I am a registered student, how do I get this?

Please email verifications [at] mohawkcollege.ca for support. Please note that during the campus closure we are NOT able to process any requests received via fax.

I submitted an exemption request, what is happening with this?

During the campus closure we are unable to accept any documentation in-person or through the mail. Students who have submitted an exemption request or would like to for the Summer semester are asked to contact coach [at] mohawkcollege.ca for more information on how we are managing exemptions.

What is the withdrawal deadline?

Please see our academic dates website for more information by semester, and see the exceptions term program which applies to some programs.

When will I know what the specific plans are for my program?

Program start dates and details such as which programs will have in-person components will be posted to the Program Delivery webpage as soon as they are available.

What is Mohawk doing to help students prepare for virtual/remote delivery? Will there be supports for students?

To support your learning in a virtual/remote environment, we have developed a dedicated toolkit available to all students. This toolkit will help prepare you for embarking on your studies and will connect you with services to support your student experience.

My program is online and I want to be in-person.

Modifications to the program delivery mode (e.g. in-person, remote/online, or a mix of in-person/online) may not be possible. You may wish to speak to your Program Coordinator or Student Success Advisor to discuss your options.

My program is in-person and I want to be online.

Modifications to the program delivery mode (e.g. in-person, remote/online, or a mix of in-person/online) may not be possible. In order to meet Ministry, accreditation, and/or college learning outcomes and course/program requirements, on-campus learning activities (e.g. labs, experiential learning, clinical) may be required as a component of your program of study. You may wish to speak to your Program Coordinator or Student Success Advisor to discuss your options.


Fees

Why is there no discount on tuition when I do not have classes on campus?

We appreciate the desire for a full campus experience and questions related to tuition and fees refunds.

Mohawk is committed to delivering a high-quality learning experience, a ministry-approved curriculum and a full array of student services.

The courses scheduled have been designed to ensure that all learning outcomes are met, and students will receive the education they expect from Mohawk. We have also transitioned all of our student services to virtual delivery and launched a number of new websites and support programs. For more information on Fall 2021 program delivery, visit the Fall 2021 Program Delivery page.

For these reasons there will be no tuition discount.

For services that cannot be offered in this current situation, students will be notified of any changes to their fees and they will not be charged or will be refunded for those fees.

 


Financial assistance

Visit the Financial Assistance Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

 


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s COVID-19 Test Centre at Mohawk College

Why was Mohawk College chosen as a COVID-19 Testing Centre?

The Testing Centre at Mohawk College is replacing the drive-thru testing centre at the Dave Andreychuk Arena. The Testing Centre at Mohawk will be appointment only.

How many people will accessing the Testing Centre at Mohawk College?

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton estimates that the Testing Centre at Mohawk College will be able to accommodate from 400 to 500 appointments per day.

What is being done to protect the health and safety of the campus community?

The N Wing was chosen because it is self-contained and physically separated from the main campus building. Access to Mohawk’s main buildings continues to be restricted to students and employees who are approved to be on campus. No one from the Testing Centre will be permitted access to Mohawk’s main campus buildings.

Parking for the Testing Centre will be restricted to the P4 lot (directly across from the N Wing opposite the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre). P4 will be off limits to students and employees for as long as the Testing Centre remains open.

Where is the parking for the Testing Centre to be located?

Parking for the Testing Centre will be restricted to the P4 lot (directly across from the N Wing opposite the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre). P4 will be off limits to students and employees for as long as the Testing Centre remains open.

What are the hours for the Testing Centre at Mohawk College?

Access to the Testing Centre is by appointment only. Mohawk College is not providing tests and is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the Testing Centre. Please refer to Hamilton Public Health’s Testing Centre webpage for details on how to book an appointment.

I am a student/employee who needs a COVID-19 test. Can this be done at the Mohawk site?

Access to the Testing Centre is by appointment only. Mohawk College is not providing tests and is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the Testing Centre. Please refer to Hamilton Public Health’s Testing Centre webpage for details on how to book an appointment.

How long will the Testing Centre at Mohawk College remain open?

Mohawk College has agreed to allow St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton to use the N Wing building and P4 parking lot until the end of April 2021.

 


Changes to PPE Requirements at Mohawk College

Why am I required to wear eye protection in addition to a mask?

Since re-opening our campuses in July 2020, Mohawk College has introduced a number of measures aimed at keeping our campus community safe. Each time we introduce a measure it is at the recommendation of local Public Health officials who have the expertise to determine which measures offer the best level of protection for our campus community.

In situations where physical distancing is not always possible such as in classrooms and labs, Hamilton Public Health has determined that eye protection is an effective way to prevent respiratory particles, which can carry the COVID-19 virus, from entering the eyes. The direction from Public Health applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

Our experience has shown that together with the other measures that have been put in place, the requirement to wear eye protection has been effective at limiting the spread of COVID-19 within our community and will remain in place until Public Health determines it is no longer recommended.

What PPE is required when on a Mohawk College campus?

Mohawk is requiring all students, employees and visitors to campus wear a college-supplied face mask at all times while on campus. The disposable face masks will be provided to you when you arrive on campus and can be replaced upon request at any time.

In addition to wearing a face mask, all students, employees and visitors to campus will be required to wear eye protection while in classrooms and labs, or any space where it is not always possible to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet). The requirement to wear face masks with eye protection will remain in place until the end of the Fall 2021 semester, at which time it will be reviewed. While the college encourages the use of eye protection in addition to wearing a face mask at all times while on campus, they are not mandatory in spaces where physical distancing can be maintained such as hallways and common areas.

Depending on the lab or class that you are in, you may be required to wear an impact resistant face shield and face mask. In these cases, Mohawk will you with a new face shield that meets the CSA standard.

Do I need to purchase eye protection?

Mohawk College will provide you with your first eye protection free of charge. Eye protection will be distributed at a location near the security check-in desks at each campus. If you lose the eye protection that has been provided to you, you will receive a replacement the cost of which will be charged to your account. Students and employees in programs that are required to wear impact-resistant eye protection due to occupational health and safety requirements will be provided with PPE that meets these requirements.

What is the proper way to put on and remove PPE?

Please refer to the Health Protocols section of our website for information on how to safely put on and remove face masks, face shields and other required PPE.

How do I clean my face shield?

Ensuring your face shield is clean and disinfected after each use is vital to mitigating risk.

To properly clean your face shield you should follow these steps:

  1. Sanitize your hands.
  2. Take off your face shield off in an area that is 6ft apart from others.
  3. Take a provided cleaning wipe.
  4. Wipe the entire face shield both front and back.
  5. Sanitize your hands.

Please refer to the posted face shield cleaning protocol.

Can I wear a face shield instead of mask?

Face shields do not replace masks or face coverings.

A face shield is used to protect the eyes of the person wearing it. Using a face shield without a mask won't protect:

  • you from potentially inhaling infectious respiratory droplets exhaled by others
  • others from your infectious respiratory droplets, as they can escape around the face shield

My face shield is foggy and hard to see out, how can I fix this?

Your face shield can build up a film over time. After you disinfect your shield you may wash it with hot water and soap. This may help prevent build up from the disinfectant.

How long should the face shields be used?

Face shields may be used as long as they keep their shape and remain intact. Clean your shield as outlined in the face shield cleaning protocol.

When can PPE be removed?

Eye protection and masks may be removed while in private offices or while eating and drinking within designated eating areas. Removing them within class rooms should be avoided.


Mohawk College COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

How can I prove I have been vaccinated?

There a number of ways to confirm your vaccination status. For instructions please visit the Proof of Vaccination section of our vaccine policy statement.

I have submitted my proof of vaccination but have not received a response?

Submissions must be made a minimum of 5 days ahead of time for your proof of vaccination to be reviewed and accepted. Please be patient and please do not make another submission as this may delay processing times.

I cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. How do I become exempt from this policy?

The process for requesting an exemption can be found under the Exemptions section of our vaccine policy statement.

I have another reason not to get vaccinated. Can I be exempted from this requirement?

The process for requesting an exemption can be found under the Exemptions section of our vaccine policy statement.

I have applied for an exemption but have not received a response?

If you have already applied for an exemption, the college is reviewing your request. Please allow up to 2 weeks to process your application. Please be patient and please do not submit another request, as this may delay processing times.

I will not be getting vaccinated. Does this mean I cannot attend Mohawk?

If you do not meet the requirements for an exemption and you choose not to be vaccinated, you will not be permitted access to campus. If this applies to you, please contact your program coordinator of Associate Dean to discuss your situation.

Do I need to wear a mask if I am vaccinated?

Regardless of vaccination status, all requirements related to mandatory daily health screening, physical distancing and PPE (i.e., masks) remain in place for anyone attending a Mohawk facility this Fall. For more information on these requirements visit the Campus Access section of the college’s COVID-19 website.

I want to be vaccinated but have not started the process yet. Will I be able to go to campus for my work/studies?

It is great that you want to be vaccinated. There is still time for you to begin the vaccination process. You can find and book a vaccination appointment in your area through the Government of Ontario website. In Hamilton, you can find locations and times for vaccination clinics through the Hamilton Public Health website.

Please note that as of February 14, 2022, only people who have been fully vaccinated or have an APPROVED exemption will be admitted to college campuses.

As a result, by January 3, 2022, all students, employees, volunteers, guests, visitors and contractors must have received at least one dose of a Health Canada approved vaccine in order to enter a Mohawk College facility or attend a college related event. Employees and students who have received their first dose of a Health Canada approved vaccine by January 3, will be permitted access to campus with regular testing but must be fully vaccinated by Monday, February 14.

I am not working/studying in-person. Do I need to prove vaccination?

Mohawk strongly encourages everyone to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they are able to do so. With the increase in on-campus activity in January, employees and students who are learning and working remotely may be required to attend campus from time to time and should be prepared to comply with proof of vaccination requirement. Students and employees who have already submitted their proof of vaccination do not need to resubmit.

I only have my first vaccination, when do I need to have my second vaccination?

You must be fully vaccinated by February 14. Book your second dose vaccine appointment as soon as you are eligible. You will not be considered to be fully vaccinated until 14 days after receiving your second dose. Until that time, you will be required to complete regular Rapid Antigen Screening.

You can find and book a vaccination appointment in your area through the Government of Ontario website. In Hamilton, you can find locations and times for vaccination clinics through the Hamilton Public Health website.

I have asked for an exemption but do not have a decision, can I still come to class?

You will NOT be able to enter a campus unless you have an approved exemption. It may take up to 2 weeks for your application to be reviewed. Please do not submit another request, as this may delay processing times.

I am vaccinated, uploaded my COVID-19 vaccine status and have been denied. What next?

First, make sure you have uploaded the correct dose receipt. If you have received both doses, only upload your second dose receipt. If you have uploaded a photo of your dose receipt, confirm that it is your receipt and not that of another family member. If you have uploaded a photo of your dose receipt, make sure the photo includes the entire receipt.

I am not vaccinated and don’t know where to go? How can I get vaccinated now?

You can find and book a vaccination appointment in your area through the Government of Ontario website. In Hamilton, you can find locations and times for vaccination clinics through the Hamilton Public Health website.

You can now download copies of your first and second dose vaccination receipts from a provincial website. Visit covid19.ontariohealth.ca. You will need your green health card and postal code. If you have a red and white health card or no health card, call 1-833-943-3900. Alternatively, you can scan or photograph the receipt(s) provided at the time of vaccination.


Rapid Antigen Testing

Do I need to be tested for COVID-19?

Any individual who is not confirmed as fully vaccinated must complete Rapid Antigen Testing once every seven days. This includes those who are partially vaccinated or have registered and/or been accepted for an exemption.

Where do I get a Rapid Antigen Screening test?

The testing will either be done at clinics located at Mohawk College campuses, or, through an external service provider. Only students and employees who have been accepted or applied for an exemption or have been confirmed as partially vaccinated will be allowed to access the college clinics. Locations and hours of operations for Mohawk College Rapid Antigen Testing clinics will be sent directly to accepted individuals by email.

Rapid Antigen Screening Tests are available at select locations, including some drug stores, for a fee. The cost of external tests will not be covered by Mohawk College. If you choose to use an external testing service, you must either bring the results to the college Rapid Antigen Testing Clinic or by email to antigenclinic [at] mohawkcollege.ca for verification and tracking. Please note, test results other than those mentioned will not be accepted.

Does a test result need to be submitted a certain period of time before accessing the campus?

Mohawk students have access to Mohawk College Screening clinics on site. You can enter the clinics on campus for screening and your results will be available and tracked immediately. If you choose to use an external testing service, you must either bring the results to the college Rapid Antigen Testing Clinic or by email to antigenclinic [at] mohawkcollege.ca for verification and tracking. Please note, test results other than those mentioned will not be accepted.

What is the frequency of testing?

Those who are required to do Rapid Antigen Screening will be required to complete a test once every seven days.

Are tests supplied by the college?

The testing will either be done at clinics located at Mohawk College campuses, or, through an external service provider. Only students and employees who have been accepted or applied for an exemption or have been confirmed as partially vaccinated will be allowed to access the college clinics.

The costs of external tests will not be covered by the college. If you choose to use an external testing service, you must either bring the results to the college Rapid Antigen Testing Clinic or by email to antigenclinic [at] mohawkcollege.ca for verification and tracking. Please note, test results other than those mentioned will not be accepted.

How are we applying our absence policy for apprenticeship if someone is unable to get a test in time for an in-person class?

Those who are required to do Rapid Antigen Screening will be required to complete a test once every seven days. It is your responsibility to ensure you are tested according to the schedule defined by the college.

Rapid Antigen Screening clinics are available for testing on Mohawk campuses. Locations and hours of operations for Mohawk College Rapid Antigen Screening clinics will be sent directly to accepted individuals by email.

If someone receives a positive test and is asymptomatic, when can they return to class?

If the test result is positive, a process is in place to make sure they are able to leave the campus immediately. The person will be contacted by a member of the Wellness team, who will guide them through the next steps. The person will be given guidance on how to proceed in order to safely return to campus.

Are we to forgive in-person projects/assignments for those who are required to stay away for a period of time?

Please seek guidance from your program area directly if you miss a class, project or assignment.


Mandatory Education Program

Why do I need to complete an education program?

As per provincial guidelines, individuals who receive a non-medical exemption will be required to complete a mandatory education program along with the Rapid Antigen Screening. You do not need to complete the education program prior to September 7. Details about the education program will be communicated to affected people directly.