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June 10, 2022 - Update on masking requirement on campus

Dear Fanshawe students,

Ontario’s chief medical officer of health has announced that most remaining mask mandates in the province will be lifted as of Saturday, June 11. With many events taking place throughout June that will involve a high volume of interactions between employees, students and guests, Fanshawe will be removing the requirements for masks to be worn on campus effective Monday, June 27. This decision has been made in consultation with local public health officials.

Masking indoors is still strongly encouraged beyond June 27, and individual choices regarding masking will be respected.

Recommendations and requirements related to masks and other public safety measures will be revisited over the coming months. If needed, these requirements will be reintroduced. We will continue to provide updates as they are available.

 

Previous messages to students from Fanshawe College

April 13, 2022 email to students

Update on College COVID-19 guidelines

Dear Fanshawe students,

In consultation with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, Fanshawe’s COVID-19 vaccination policy (P105) will be suspended as of April 30, 2022. This means proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will no longer be required for employees, students and visitors to be on campus. The College encourages employees and students to be fully vaccinated including boosters as they become available.

The requirement to maintain a physical distance of two metres from others will also be suspended as of April 30. Distancing is encouraged where possible for all activities on campus.

We are encouraged by the lifting of these measures; however, we recognize COVID-19 is still present in our community. As recommended by local public health officials, the following guidelines will remain in place until further notice:

  • Level 3 medical or three-layer cloth masks must be worn at all times on campus, unless: 
    • actively eating or drinking 
    • working in an employee-only space at a desk more than two metres away from others 
    • working alone in an employee-only space in an office or cubicle with walls that are at least seven feet tall 
    • sitting in a large meeting room more than two metres away from others (masks must be worn when entering/exiting and while walking through the room) 
  • Passive screening will be in place at all entrances— if you are feeling ill, do not come to campus. Use the province’s COVID self assessment tool to help you decide if you should self-isolate;  
  • Barriers will remain at customer service points, washrooms and in academic labs where they now exist;  
  • Nightly disinfection and cleaning will continue;  
  • Provision of disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer will continue;  
  • Ventilation at 100 per cent will continue with daily purges before and after operational hours;  
  • Communications will be shared to encourage vaccination and boosters as they are made available. 

The Ontario government has announced expanded access to PCR tests and COVID-19 antivirals for high-risk individuals. More information is available on the Ontario government website.

We continue to work closely with public health officials and will provide further updates as they are available.

 

February 28, 2022 email to students

Update on College COVID-19 guidelines

Dear Fanshawe students,

In addition to the email we sent on January 27, we are excited to announce more of our in-person activities will resume at Fanshawe this semester.

Student Wellness Centre now open to all students

As of February 22, the Student Wellness Centre has reopened to all students (including fully-online*, part-time and co-op students and apprentices).

  • To use the Fitness Centre services (including the climbing wall, golf simulators and workout gyms), you will need to book sessions in advance. For instructions and more information, visit studentwellnesscentre.ca.
  • Campus Recreation is also available for students. Drop in to participate in scheduled sports or come by whenever you can for open gym time. Equipment rentals are available with your FANCard. Check fanshawefalcons.ca/campusrec for the most up to date schedule and programming.
  • Fanshawe Falcons basketball and volleyball teams are back on the courts! To follow the latest news about our varsity athletes, visit fanshawefalcons.ca. To see the schedule or watch a game live online, click here.

*Please note: access to the Student Wellness Centre is still subject to Fanshawe's vaccination policy. Students who have not done so will need to provide proof of vaccination using verify.fanshawec.ca before they can come to campus.

In-person and virtual support
We are still here for you, whether your program is fully online or blended! While we are excited to resume some in-person supports and on-campus activities, our student services teams will still offer virtual options and online social opportunities. Please check the myFanshawe student portal for hours and contact information.

Reminder: program delivery plans will not change for the winter semester
To minimize disruption and allow your courses to continue without interruption, program delivery for winter 2022 will not change, whether the program is fully online or in a blended format with some in-person classes. Your program will remain in that delivery format for the rest of this semester.

As part of our mandate from the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, the current COVID-19 vaccine policy P105 will remain in place throughout the winter 2022 semester.

Summer 2022 plans yet to be confirmed
Basic details about program delivery method were included in summer semester invoices. If you are registered for summer 2022, you should have received an email on Monday, February 14 indicating whether your program will be fully online or delivered in a blended format. While we are still finalizing specific course plans for programs beginning in May 2022, we do expect more in-person delivery.

Class schedules are expected to be available as of Wednesday, April 6.

Continue to follow public health guidelines
As the risk of COVID-19 transmission is still present in our community, the following  safety protocols remain in place at all campuses:

  • The College’s vaccination policy remains in effect as supported by the Middlesex-London Health Unit;
  • Daily COVID-19 screening must be completed prior to coming to campus;
  • Physical distancing must be maintained in non-instructional spaces until after March 28;
  • Contact tracing will continue;
  • Level 3 medical or three-layer cloth masks must be worn at all times on campus, unless: 
    • actively eating or drinking 
    • working in an employee-only space at a desk more than two metres away from others 
    • working alone in an employee-only space in an office or cubicle with walls that are at least seven feet tall 
    • sitting in a large meeting room more than two metres away from others (masks must be worn when entering/exiting and while walking through the room) 

For additional reminders about daily screening, exposure reporting and the Stay Safe app, click here.

We will continue to share more details about additional in-person services as they become available, including further reduced restrictions expected as of Monday, March 28, 2022.

We look forward to safely welcoming students back to many of our on-campus student experiences in phases beginning this Monday.

 

January 27, 2022 email to students

Important updates about services on campus this semester

Dear Fanshawe students,

We are encouraged by Ontario's recent announcement of steps to cautiously and gradually ease public health measures, starting on Monday, January 31, 2022. Based on the current guidelines, we are excited to announce that some of our in-person activities will resume at Fanshawe this winter. We look forward to safely welcoming students back to many of our on-campus student experiences in phases beginning this Monday.

Program delivery plans will not change for the winter semester.

To minimize disruption and allow your courses to continue without interruption, program delivery for the winter semester will not change, whether the program is fully online or in a blended format with some in-person classes. Your program will remain that delivery format for the rest of this semester.

Summer 2022 plans yet to be confirmed

While we do not have firm details in place for the summer 2022 semester, we do expect more programs will return to in-person delivery in May. We will share future semester details when they are available and summer semester invoices will reflect the delivery method for each program.

Safely reopening on-campus services and supports

We want you to know that we are still here for you. While some services will maintain virtual offerings, we are happy once again to provide more in-person supports and on-campus opportunities. Please check the myFanshawe student portal for opening dates, hours and contact information (log into myFanshawe with the same username and password you use for WebAdvisor and FanshaweOnline).

In addition to virtual supports, the following will be open for limited in-person service as of Monday, January 31:

  • In-person dining at cafeteria eating areas (limit one person per table, with physical distancing required between tables and masks required unless actively eating or drinking);
  • Student lounge spaces and study areas, with physical distancing required between seats;
  • Student homework labs at the London Campus (rooms A2020 and B1049), with physical distancing required between workstations;
  • Office of the Registrar;
  • Retail services including Campus Store (bookstore), Red Zone clothing store, Variety store and Print Shop (customer capacity limits in place at all retail locations);
  • Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services by appointment;
  • Library Learning Commons, including study rooms (limit one person per room);
  • Institute of Indigenous Learning;
  • Counselling services;
  • Accessibility services;
  • Accessible learning lab;
  • Test Centre by appointment;
  • Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) office, Biz Booth and Gamesroom;
  • Food services at the London Campus (1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.) will continue to be offered through the Fanshawe Student Union in the Oasis, Booster Juice and the Out Back Shack;
  • Varsity athletics practices;
  • Student Wellness Centre including fitness, campus recreation and outdoor group fitness classes*

*Student Wellness Centre access will be restricted to blended students, varsity student-athletes and students living in Residence. Workout times must be booked in advance using the Fanshawe Wellness App (Google Play | App Store). Set up your account at studentwellnesscentre.ca. Campus recreation is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

We're still online too!
While we are excited to gradually reopen some of our services, we are here for everybody, whether your program is fully online or blended. Our student services and supports will continue to offer virtual options (check the myFanshawe student portal for hours and contact information).

FANCard curbside pick-up available at the London Campus
FANCards (student ID cards) can be picked up curbside by appointment only, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information and to book an appointment, visit www.fanshawec.ca/fancard.

Regional Campus students
Similar student supports will be permitted to open for limited in-person service at all Regional Campuses. To find out what is available at your campus, please contact the campus directly.

We will continue to share more details about additional in-person services as they become available, including further reduced restrictions expected as of Monday, February 21, 2022.

Continue to follow public health guidelines

COVID-19 is still circulating in the community and public health measures continue to be essential. Please continue to mask, maintain physical distancing, wash your hands frequently and limit your contact to people within your own household whenever possible.
Please see this recent reminder about safety measures for everyone on campus.

Mandatory COVID-19 daily screening

Fill this out every day you will be on campus.
Everyone who comes to campus must complete the mandatory COVID-19 online screening assessment each day before coming to the College. Professors, campus security and College staff may check to see if you've completed the screening.

COVID-19 exposure reporting

Fill this out to report a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19.
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or get a positive result on a rapid test, if you have symptoms or if there is a chance you have been exposed, stay home. Fill out the COVID-19 exposure reporting form so the College can provide assistance with academic studies or supports while you self-isolate.

Stay Safe app

Our Stay Safe app includes tools like an automated work/study alone feature; friend walk; emergency and urgent push notifications; and access to some of the most common support resources. We also added links to the daily COVID-19 online screening and the COVID-19 exposure reporting forms. Download it here: Google Play | App Store.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19. For up-to-date information about Fanshawe's semester plans, COVID-19 safety requirements and service reopening details, please visit www.fanshawec.ca/covid19.

 

January 20, 2022 email to students

COVID-19 safety reminder

Dear members of the Fanshawe community,

We are extremely proud of all our students, faculty and staff for the collective efforts to keep our campuses safe and healthy. The number of COVID-19 cases at Fanshawe remains low; however, we have all been living with pandemic restrictions for a long time and fatigue is natural.

Please remember that our safety depends on continued effort and responsibility. With the highly contagious Omicron variant circulating, this is not the time to become complacent. If we do not follow the College’s COVID-19 requirements properly and at all times, particularly those around masking and physical distancing, we put ourselves and our entire community at risk.

It is important that you stay vigilant in complying with public health protocols, such as proper mask wearing and physical distancing, as well as being extremely cautious about monitoring your symptoms. When in doubt, stay home.

Five ways we can protect our Falcon family:

1. Wear your mask. Properly.

Please remember to wear your mask correctly and keep it on whenever you are indoors and when moving around buildings*. Masks help to stop people from spreading the virus and help reduce the chances of being infected when droplets containing the virus are airborne.

To make your mask as effective as possible:

  • Make sure it fits snugly to your face and fully covers your nose, mouth and chin (this may require adjusting the nosepiece, ear loops, ties or bands);
  • Always clean your hands before putting your mask on, as well as before and after you take it off;
  • Fold your mask after you remove it to avoid contamination; and
  • Store it in a clean, dry place, such as a paper bag, for next use.

(Note: this also means not wearing your mask below the nose, not pulling your mask down to be heard by others, etc. Remember to keep your mask in place if you are not eating or drinking.)

*Three-layer medical or non-medical masks must always be worn when in publicly accessible places such as hallways, academic labs and classrooms, washrooms, reception areas, food services, etc. Masks with exhale valves or vents are not permitted, as they do not prevent the spread of droplets. In addition, face shields and hard plastic facemasks that rest on the chin and do not contact the rest of the face are also not permitted substitutes, as they do not cover the nose and mouth adequately.

2. Maintain physical distancing.

You spread small droplets in the air every time you cough, sneeze, eat, speak, sing or breathe and your chance of exposure to the virus (e.g., through eyes, nose or mouth) increases when you are in close contact with others. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.

It is crucial that anyone attending Fanshawe stay at least two metres (i.e., six feet or approximately two arms lengths) away from other people wherever possible:

  • When in hallways, washrooms and any publicly accessible areas, follow the posted signs about spacing in line ups and maximum occupancy for rooms;
  • Wherever possible, schedule study sessions or social visits online;
  • Do not sit close together in common spaces or lounge areas; and
  • Avoid large groups and crowded spaces if possible.

3. Wear eye protection when necessary.

We recognize it is not always possible to maintain two-metre distancing when in classrooms, labs and other spaces. For this reason, where there is not a barrier in place and 2m distancing cannot be maintained, safety glasses or a face shield are required to be worn. For example:

  • At all times when in academic classrooms or labs;
  • Passing of material or equipment between two persons;
  • Two employees working closely together; or
  • Two students working or studying together.

Please note it does not matter how long your interaction lasts – if you are closer than two metres, please wear eye protection.

The Campus Store has a limited supply of safety glasses on hand. Visit www.fanshaweretail.ca and search "safety glasses" for more information.

4. Practice good hand hygiene.

Regular hand washing and proper use of hand sanitizer help to reduce the spread of disease. Remember:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
  • If soap and water are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol, covering all surfaces of your hands completely; and
  • Always minimize contact with your face.

Gloves should not be worn during regular desk activities as COVID-19 is potentially transmitted from one touched item to another. Instead, wash your hands frequently and disinfect common touch surfaces between uses.

5. Stay home if you are sick.

Whether on or off campus, a College community member who experiences COVID-like symptoms, is advised to complete the Ontario online self-assessment or call TeleHealth Ontario. Instructions for self-isolation provided within the assessment tool are mandatory and must be followed.

In general, you must self-isolate along with members of your household. Close contacts, who are not members of your household, are able to continue to attend classes and work and should self-monitor for symptoms.

In addition, if you develop symptoms while on campus, you should immediately leave campus.

Make sure to complete the COVID-19 exposure reporting form so the College can provide assistance with your academic studies (students) or your work duties (employees).

Your well-being is our highest priority

Please remember that vaccines and face coverings do not exempt any of us from following other safety measures. Failure to comply with Fanshawe’s COVID-19 requirements could result in penalties such as sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct or disciplinary action for employees.

We appreciate your efforts during the pandemic. This has been a stressful and difficult time for everyone.

We urge you to respect, protect and take responsibility for the well-being of yourselves and each other. We must ensure that we are all doing everything we can to keep our entire community healthy and safe as we learn, work and live together. The more we follow our public health requirements properly, the more likely we are to return to the vibrant, interactive experience Fanshawe is known for!

 

January 13, 2022 email to students

Updated COVID-19 mask and eye protection requirements

Effective Monday, January 17, three-layer non-medical masks are the minimum requirement when on campus or attending any College-operated location in person for the winter 2022 semester.

Based on public health recommendations, two-layer masks, scarves, bandannas and other similar items are no longer permitted.

Fanshawe College branded masks that were distributed in fall 2021 and winter 2022 are three-layer masks and are acceptable to meet the minimum requirement. New winter semester students can still get the branded masks through their School, if supplies permit.

Disposable medical masks

Effective Monday, January 17, disposable medical-grade masks are also available for use by employees and students when on campus.

Employees at London Campus can request disposable masks online at https://forms.office.com/r/XbwWuLXkgR, and select from pick up options at C2006 or B1037 (Receiving) or delivery by inter-office mail.

Students at London Campus required to attend labs or on-campus learning activities can obtain masks in person at one of four designated pick-up locations at the London Campus (1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.):

  • Office of the Registrar, E1012
  • Library Learning Commons, F1066
  • Red Zone, D1042
  • B/T hub (entrance opposite London Transit bus shelters).

All other campuses and sites will have masks delivered to their location and will distribute to their employees and students. Associate deans or their delegates will notify students and employees when masks are available and where to pick them up.

When picking up masks, eligible students will be required to show their FANCard (student ID) and mask distribution will be recorded to help monitor inventory.

Reusable three-layer masks are also available for purchase in the Red Zone for $9.95 each.

Please be sure to use medical or non-medical three-layer masks when on campus.

Use and care of masks

Whether you choose to wear a medical or non-medical mask, it is important that your mask fits snugly to your face and is comfortable to wear. This may require adjusting the flexible nosepiece (if applicable) and adjusting the ear loops, ties or bands to ensure the mask fully covers your nose, mouth and chin.

Each three-layer mask can be re-worn for up to 10 hours during the day as long as it has not become soiled, wet or damaged. The filtering ability will not be impacted by length of use.

Always clean your hands before putting your mask on, as well as before and after you take it off, and after you touch it at any time. When removing your mask, ensure that you fold it to avoid contamination.

Always store your mask in a clean, dry place, such as a paper bag, for next use.

Personal protective equipment – eye protection

In response to the new variants, employees and students must wear either a face shield or safety glasses if, in the course of work or school activities, they are required to come within two metres of another person (for any length of time) and are not separated by plexiglass or some other impermeable barrier.

Please reach out to your administrator or academic school if you do not already have safety glasses or a face shield and this requirement applies to you during winter 2022.

For more information about COVID-19 health and safety requirements at Fanshawe, please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page at www.fanshawec.ca/covid19/faq.

 

January 5, 2022 email to students

Update on winter 2022 plans for students

Dear Fanshawe students,

We hope the holiday break provided you with an opportunity to relax and enjoy some time with family and friends.

The new year and our winter semester are starting amidst rapid changes in the public health landscape due to the Omicron variant. The Ontario government has announced the province will move into a modified Step Two of its Roadmap to Reopen, which takes effect on Wednesday, January 5.

Fanshawe's winter term plans for program delivery will not change from what students were recently advised, but some of our student services will move to limited-capacity or virtual only. Based on direction from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, teaching and learning will take place as previously announced.

Here are the key things you need to know:

  • The health and safety of our campus community remains our top priority
  • As previously announced, most post-secondary classes are still scheduled to begin on Monday, January 10 (unless notified otherwise by your academic school)
  • Online programs and classes are not affected by changes to campus operations
  • Students in blended programs will be able to attend labs in person as planned (lectures to remain online)
  • Existing student timetables posted to FanshaweOnline (FOL) are still being revised to reflect the most recent changes. Please check your schedule later this week and early next week to verify any changes
  • Intra-term days (“reading week”) will take place from Tuesday, February 22 to Friday February 25
  • The winter semester will conclude as planned on Friday, April 22.

In cases where an academic lab is open to the public and may be impacted by other regulations (e.g. mend Massage, Oral Health Clinic, Studio 133 salon), those labs will follow the regulatory requirements specific to their business sector.

Limiting contacts

The Omicron variant has proven highly transmissible. It is important that our campus communities limit personal contacts where possible and follow guidelines set out by the province for testing, proper isolation and notification of close contacts. We continue to adjust our operations to reduce the number of individuals on campus, including restricting visitors.

As much as possible, students are encouraged to do their learning and studying remotely.

Self-assessment and self-isolation: updated procedures

Recently, the Ministry of Health provided updated guidance on testing, and case, contact and outbreak management. At this time, individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 are presumed to be infected and should self-isolate immediately for a minimum of five days (if fully vaccinated) or 10 days (if unvaccinated or partially vaccinated) to prevent transmissions in the community.

In general, most students are not eligible for publicly-funded PCR testing. In the absence of testing, if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or if you are feeling unwell, please complete a self-assessment and follow the guidance provided in the self-assessment and additional guidance set out by the province here.

If you are required to self-isolate, (e.g. if you receive a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, or if you are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19), make sure you fill out the COVID reporting form on our website or through the Fanshawe Stay Safe app. Additionally, students should notify their program coordinator. By reporting a confirmed or potential exposure, you make it possible for the College to provide supports while in self-isolation (e.g. offer assistance with plans to complete academic studies).

Masks

Based on recommendations from the Middlesex-London Health Unit, three-layer masks continue to be adequate as a control measure. Two three-layer masks are being provided to students attending on-campus labs. Please use these or other three-layer masks when on campus. Students should dispose of any two-layer masks as public health advises two-layer masks and items such as bandannas and scarfs are not effective in preventing the spread of the Omicron variant.

Student services, learning supports, wellness and more information

Fanshawe College has compiled a list of resources available to you, including contacts for student services such as Counselling and Accessibility, the Office of the Registrar and more. Log into the myFanshawe student portal using the same username and password you use for WebAdvisor and FanshaweOnline (FOL) to view hours of service and locations for Student Service Hubs throughout the campus.

The Library Learning Commons will be available to members of the College community with reduced hours and capacity. Holds pickup and all current digital and remote services continue. Again, we encourage students to study off-campus whenever possible.

In alignment with new provincial measures, all fitness, recreation and gym facilities in the Student Wellness Centre (SWC) will be closed until at least Wednesday, January 26. Virtual workouts and other digital wellness programming will be available online at http://studentwellnesscentre.ca/ or through the SWC's Facebook Group or Instagram.

Fanshawe Athletics, in accordance with the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA), will delay the start of the Falcons' 2022 varsity winter season – including practices and competition – until at least Wednesday, January 26.

Food on campus

The Chef's Table restaurant and all dining areas and Fanshawe Food Services provided by Chartwells are currently closed. Certain Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) food services, such as Booster Juice and in-restaurant dining at the Out Back Shack, have been suspended. Oasis will be open with limited hours for take-out only. More information is available on the FSU website here.

Reminder: COVID-19 training, screening and protocols are still mandatory.

COVID-19 vaccination and testing

Fanshawe's COVID-19 vaccination policy P105 requires you to be fully vaccinated to come into any of Fanshawe's campuses. As a winter 2022 student, you are required to submit your vaccination information by Friday, January 7, 2022. If you have not yet done so, please remember to upload it at verify.fanshawec.ca.

Students living in Residence or current students who will be participating in a health care setting can be tested at Health Services (Fowler Kennedy Clinic) in the Student Wellness Centre. Eligible students can call 519-452-4230 to book an appointment for only themselves.

We continue to update Fanshawe's COVID-19 website with important information and answers to frequently asked questions. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

Medical exemption: new procedures

Previously granted medical exemptions expire as of Monday, January 10, 2022. Fanshawe will no longer collect and grant medical exemption requests directly. Medical exemptions are approved only by your local public health unit. Please contact your physician for more information. An approved medical exemption will be noted on your Ontario vaccination certificate which you can then upload to verify.fanshawec.ca.

Stay safe and stay well

The Fanshawe family has continued to support each other through difficult times. Together we will continue to navigate the changes that come our way.

 

December 16, 2021 email to students

Update on winter 2022 plans for students

The health and safety of Fanshawe students, staff and the community remain our top priority. Based on public health recommendations to slow the spread of COVID-19, the College is changing some plans for the winter 2022 semester, including a shift to more online classes. The winter semester for most post-secondary programs is now scheduled to begin on Monday, January 10, 2022 and will end on Friday, April 22, 2022.

Summary of winter term dates and delivery:

  • Orientation activities will take place fully online on Tuesday, January 4, 2022
  • Classes will begin on Monday, January 10 for most programs;
  • Fully online program delivery is not affected; courses will be taught virtually for winter 2022;
  • Blended programs will shift to include more online content; in-person teaching and lab activity will be available where needed;
  • The winter 2022 semester will conclude as originally planned on Friday, April 22.

More program-specific information will be shared in the coming days. Please continue to check WebAdvisor and FanshaweOnline (FOL) for class schedules and updated information about your classes.

(Please note: WebAdvisor is not available December 28 to 30 due to scheduled maintenance.)

International students

If you are travelling to Canada, your arrival and quarantine plans will not change. However, you may face additional delays due to travel restrictions. If you need assistance, please contact fanshawecares@fanshawec.ca or visit our Fanshawe Cares page.
If you have questions please join us for a Quarantine and Arrival Session on Wednesday, December 22, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. EST. No registration required; click here to join.

Orientation

Fanshawe will welcome new students through online sessions on Tuesday, January 4. For more details about Orientation, visit www.fanshawec.ca/orientation or watch your email for more information.

More information coming soon

Some of you may feel anxious or frustrated by the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve. You may have questions about fees, placements, housing or other concerns. We are working on answers for you. Fanshawe College leaders continue to work closely with the Ontario government and local public health officials to address concerns and develop strategies for student success.

Please continue to check our COVID-19 website regularly for updates and answers to frequently asked questions.

Vaccination, training and screening requirements still in effect

Fanshawe's COVID-19 vaccination policy P105 requires all students, employees, visitors and contractors who come to any Fanshawe campus to be fully vaccinated. If you have not yet provided your vaccination information to us, please remember to upload it at verify.fanshawec.ca.

Before beginning classes, you must complete the Winter COVID-19 online training module in FOL (available as of January 3, 2022). Please go to your School's FOL home page after January 3 for direction on how to locate and complete the online COVID-19 training before the start of classes. We recommend you complete the training on a desktop or laptop if possible, as mobile phones and tablets will sometimes cause errors and the course will not load.

You must also complete the daily COVID-19 screening assessment each day you come to campus. You can access the COVID-19 screening form on our website or by downloading the Fanshawe Stay Safe app through the App Store or Google Play.

Other services and resources

Fanshawe remains committed to ensuring all students can complete the winter 2022 semester. Student services will continue to be delivered both online and in person for winter. You can access a list of services and resources, including contact information and hours of operation, on the myFanshawe Student Resources page (Log in using the same username and password you use for WebAdvisor and FOL).

Stay safe and enjoy the holiday season!

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

The College will close at noon on Friday, December 24 and reopen on Monday, January 3. We hope you will find time in the coming weeks to relax, focus on your well-being and continue supporting each other throughout the approaching holiday season

 

December 2, 2021 email to students

Information for students about vaccination requirements at Fanshawe

Fanshawe College has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy. Under this policy, employees, students, visitors and contractors who come to any Fanshawe campus must be fully vaccinated (at least 14 days past your final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine) or have an approved medical exemption. In addition, all winter 2022 students are required to provide information on their vaccination status or approved medical exemptions.

To upload your proof of vaccination, please visit "Verify Fanshawe" and use the same username and password you use to access WebAdvisor and FOL.

After logging in, you will upload your Ontario Vaccination Certificate. The system will read the document for your name and vaccination status. The document is then immediately deleted. No personal health information is collected or stored in the system. The system notes only your fully vaccinated status and records only that fact in existing vaccination reports. The College will not have access to personal health information, only confirmation of a person's vaccination or exemption/accommodation approval.

If you have misplaced your Ontario Vaccination Certificate, visit the Ontario COVID-19 website for information on how to obtain a copy.

If you received a partial or full dose of a COVID-19 vaccine outside Ontario or Canada, you must also register your vaccination status with the Middlesex London Health Unit. If you do not have a London address, you can use Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, London, Ontario, Canada, N5Y 5R6. If you do not have a Canadian phone number, please use ten zeros (i.e. 0000000000). The Middlesex London Health Unit will contact you by email within five business days to confirm your vaccination status, what you need to do next, and how to access your enhanced vaccine certificate with QR code.

Please see Ontario's Ministry of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Individuals Vaccinated outside of Ontario/Canada.

Having trouble?

Exemptions

Students seeking a medical exemption should complete the medical exemption form and upload it to the link provided in the form to initiate a review. Those with an approved medical exemption (after review) will be required to provide proof of a negative test result within the last 72 hours before each visit to campus.

To seek religious accommodation, complete the religious accommodation form and submit to the College using the instructions on the form.

After January 3, students who are not fully vaccinated and who do not have an approved exemption will be withdrawn from their program and deferred to a future intake. Effective Nov 5, 2021, students are not allowed on campus unless they have confirmed their vaccination or exemption status with the College first.

For more information about the vaccine policy, please visit our Vaccine Policy FAQ page (check back regularly, as more FAQ information will be updated in the coming weeks).

NOTE: When an individual completes their proof of vaccination on “Verify Fanshawe” personal information is being collected under the legal authority of the O. REG. 364/20, and as per the direction of the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health. The information collected will be used to confirm your vaccination status for the purpose of administering Fanshawe College policy P105: COVID-19 Vaccinations. This process is completely automated. Your vaccine certificate and date of birth are never saved/retained and are not accessible to Fanshawe staff or third parties. If you have any questions concerning the collection and use of personal information, please contact privacy@fanshawec.ca or 519-452-4430 ext. 4021.

 

October 7, 2021 email to students

Fanshawe plans expanded in-person classes for January

The College anticipates expanding face-to-face academic delivery for the winter 2022 semester and welcoming more students back to the vibrant experiences available on campus.

As Ontario progresses through its re-opening plan, including its framework for post-secondary institutions, Fanshawe is preparing to welcome students back to expanded in-person learning and service delivery in January 2022.

Please watch for an email from your Academic School with program-specific details. Your faculty will send you information about how your courses will be delivered over the next week.

Here are some of the details we can confirm right now:

  • Winter 2022 orientation will take place on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 for new students and will combine virtual and in-person experiences
  • The winter 2022 semester will begin on Wednesday, January 5 and will end on April 22, 2022 for most programs
  • Residences will return to full capacity
  • Access to our athletics facilities, fitness centre and dining options will increase
  • We will continue our personalized career coaching. A team member from our top-ranked Employment, Career, Co-operative Education and Student Entrepreneurial Services Centre will reach out to you and get you started down the path to a new career
  • Student supports are Here for YouWhether you need tutoring, personal and academic counselling, technical help or financial assistance, Fanshawe is here for you and that’s a promise.

As Ontario continues to re-open, we will work in partnership with public health and the provincial government to determine the extent to which on-campus services and activities will be available this winter.

We’re also preparing innovative virtual learning experiences and tools to support remote access where required.

Fanshawe has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy. Under this policy, employees, students, visitors and contractors who come to any Fanshawe campus for the winter semester must be fully vaccinated before the start of classes in January. If you are a returning student who is studying in a blended format, you have already received an email with your access to upload proof of vaccination. You will only be required to upload your proof of vaccination once. If you are a student who has been studying fully online or are a new incoming student, you will receive more information about proof of vaccination later this year.

Note: with COVID-19 still present in our communities, we ask all students to continue following health and safety guidelines. Remain two metres apart from each other, wear a face covering, wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer. If you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms, even minor ones, complete the Ontario Health Ministry Online Assessment tool to get a recommendation on what to do next.

 

How to protect yourself

From the Ontario Ministry of Health:

To reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses, including coronaviruses, you should follow usual health precautions such as:

  • Wash your hands often;
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick;
  • Practice proper cough and sneeze etiquette.

Health information updates

For up-to-date information about COVID-19, please visit these sites:

For further information, please visit Fanshawe's media contact page.

 

Shortcut to this page: https://www.fanshawec.ca/covid19/winter2022.