Safety on our campus is a shared responsibility. Each of us has a role to play in maintaining a safe work and learning environment. By following safety measures and doing our part, we can minimize the potential for exposure to COVID-19. Unfortunately, not all activities will be able to resume safely during this time. There will now be controlled access to the building, reduced capacities, and new protocols to follow.
To ensure the health and safety of the McGill community, please:
To limit the number of people on campus and reduce the chances of incidental contact and the spread of COVID-19, security will be posted at designated entry/exit points. You are required to enter and exit the building using these designated doors. Signage and directional decals will be posted throughout the University Centre promoting physical distancing and instructing on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Signage will assist in the management of traffic flow and enforce occupancy limitations in each space, keeping in mind both safety and accessibility.
*SSMU reserves the right to refuse entry to all individuals that do not comply with the outlined regulations.
Per the Government of Quebec’s mandate, masks and other PPE will be required in all enclosed or partially enclosed public places on campus. This includes all common areas (internal corridors, entryways, washrooms, etc.). Keep at least 2 metres apart when around other people, including the hallways, staircases and shared spaces. There will be decals posted throughout the University Centre as a reference point and signage directing traffic flow.
Moreover, please follow Public Health recommendations and frequently wash your hands with soap and water or use the hand sanitizer provided.
The SSMU has enhanced daily cleaning of common touch points such as door handles, elevator buttons, stair rails, etc. along with other recommendations provided by Public Health. Hand sanitizer stations will be installed and ready for use on each floor in the University Centre, including main entry and exit points in the building.
If you are utilizing office space, or have a room rental, we are asking all students and staff to wipe down their individual stations and equipment in their office or rented space-upon arrival and before departing. This is an extra precaution to ensure the safety of the user. Cleaning supplies will be provided and readily available for use in each space.
In order to protect our students and community, we will need to institute a method of tracking should someone in one of our spaces test positive for COVID-19. As a result, anyone entering the University Centre must complete the Coronavirus Self-Screening Form prior to their arrival.
Furthermore, all events and meetings happening in person will need to keep an attendance record which includes the individual’s email and phone number for ease of contact. It is the responsibility of the event organizer to submit the Attendance Form a minimum of (2) business days prior to your event. You must record and submit the full name, phone number, and email of each individual in attendance. This will ensure that we will be able to contact and notify all individuals should they have potentially come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. To report a positive case, please refer to this form. Failure to submit attendance may result in suspension of booking privileges and/or result in sanctions.
This video outlines the current emergency evacuation procedures for the University Centre and other campus buildings.