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    COVID Safety Protocol

Vaccinations & Campus Safety

  • With the recent restrictions announced by the Ontario government, there have been a number of changes to our COVID-19 protocols. Lambton College will continue to follow all directives from the provincial and federal governments and public health authorities.

    In an effort to minimize the potential for disruption, all Lambton College programs will remain learning remotely for all theory classes until Monday, March 7. Labs, co-ops, apprenticeships, and other practical components that are currently being taught in-person will continue to remain in-person. Lambton College is requesting that any student who has an in-class component upload proof of vaccination as soon as possible, according to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Any questions can be sent to vaccines@lambtoncollege.ca.

    Changes to Note

    Campus Access
    Our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy still applies, as do all rules around masking and PPE
    Our screening questions will be updated to reflect current health and testing guidance
    Program & Service Delivery
    Changes made to program delivery before the holiday break remain in place
    Student clinics have been suspended
    Essential services including Campus Nurse, Testing Centre, and Campus Shop will be available in-person
    Non-essential services will be available virtually
    The Indigenous Student Centre and College Study Hubs will have availability by appointment
    Cafeteria food service is open, but cafeteria seating is closed
    The Fitness Centre and gymnasiums will be closed as well as changerooms and showers, with the exception of academic labs
    Instructional Spaces
    No food of drink consumption will be permitted in instructional spaces
    Limited study space will be available in the Library
    One student is permitted per study room
    Non-Instructional Spaces
    Student lounges and meeting rooms will be closed
    Open computer labs will be closed
    Corridor seating will not be permitted
    Outdoor Recreation Pad and Sports Fields will remain open
    International Students
    The International department will offer supports and services virtually
    Your student ID cards will be mailed to you beginning January 21
    Please ensure your Canadian address is updated on myLambton
    Sarnia Transit Smart Cards can be purchases or requested online at the Sarnia Transit website - there is no requirements for a student ID card when requesting the smart card

    Vaccination Requirements

    To access campus, all students, faculty, staff, contractors and guests are now required to be fully vaccinated with two doses of a vaccine authorized for use by Health Canada

    If you cannot be vaccinated due to medical reasons or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code, you will be considered for an exemption. Please be aware that approved exemptions may impose restrictions or necessitate COVID-19 testing protocols.

    We thank you as always, for the role you continue to play in protecting the health and wellness of our College community and the wider Sarnia-Lambton community. If you are eligible for your booster, we encourage you to get it.




    Campus

    Visiting the Campus

    If you're going to be visiting the Lambton College campus, you will need to complete a mandatory Campus Access Training Module prior to your visit.

    The training is in an easy to follow format and is mandatory for staff, faculty, students, contractors and visitors. 


    External Guests

    All clients, contractors, and visitors to Lambton College, over the age of 12, will need to complete the following before accessing the College campuses or affiliated facilities:

    1. Provide proof that you are fully vaccinated at one of the designated screening entrances and show a piece of ID to verify your identity (e.g. birth certificate, driver's license, government issues identification, passport, citizenship card, permanent resident card, Indian Status Card, Indigenous Membership Card)
    2. Verbally screen at the entrance and provide contact information for contact tracing


    Campus

    Staff, Faculty & Current Students

    Exemptions

    If students or employees cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code, they can request an exemption.

    Please be aware that approved exemptions may impose restrictions or necessitate COVID-19 testing protocols which could include regular rapid antigen testing.

    Masking & Daily Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

    As we have throughout the pandemic, we will continue to require employees, students and visitors to complete the daily screening form upon entering any Lambton College building or leased facility.

    Social distancing, proper PPE, including but not limited to masking in shared/common spaces, and extended cleaning will also be best practice for Fall 2021. For more information on these requirements please see the Roadmap to Reopening document.

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