Winter 2020 Recovery Information

Updated: July 8, 2020

 

Small groups of students and employees will return to Fanshawe campuses on July 20, 2020, to complete face-to face work to finish their winter 2020 courses. Below you will find a list of Frequently Asked Questions on operational guidelines and what to expect when students and employees return to their campuses.

Winter 2020 recovery FAQ

General information

Is the campus now open for all visitors?

 

No. Entrance to campus will be limited to employees and students who are completing face-to-face work to finish their winter 2020 courses only. Please remember to bring your Fanshawe ID with you as you will need it to enter the campus.

Do not bring any friends or family members to your campus as they will not be permitted to enter with you.

 

Which entrances will be open?

 

There will be designated entrances at each campus and you will be required to go through an active screening process and present your Fanshawe ID before entry. At the London Campus, entrances will be open at the following locations:

  • C Building (North entrance)
  • D Building (by the Security Control Centre, D1027)
  • F Building (front doors off of Fanshawe College Boulevard)
  • B/T Buildings (entrance by the bus stop off of Oxford Street)

At the Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus, all employees and students will go through the back entrance.

At all other campus locations, all employees and students will go through the front entrance.

 

What will be the building hours of operation?

 

Buildings will only be open for one hour before the first class and 30 minutes after the final class of the day.

 

What will I need to enter the campus?

 

Before you come to campus, you must complete the online training module via FanshaweOnline (students – available on Monday, July 6, 2020) or Fanshawelearns (employees – available Tuesday, June 30, 2020). You will be required to bring your Fanshawe ID with you and go through the active screening process before entry.

Entrance to campus will be limited to employees and students who are completing face-to-face work to finish their winter 2020 courses only. Do not bring any friends or family members to your campus as they will not be permitted to enter with you.

 

I need to be on campus for an evening session. What entrance should I use?

 

There may be a reduction of entrances after 4 p.m. You should use the entrance for the building where your class is being held.

 

What is active screening?

 

For the protection of all employees and students on campus for winter 2020 recovery, the College will conduct a daily screening survey to determine entry into Fanshawe.

This will include screeners asking COVID-19 health questions and dispensing a colour-coded wristband for each employee and student. The wristband must be worn at all times. Please note it may be affixed to your pant belt loop or ankle if your class activities do not permit it to be worn on the wrist.

All employees and students must go through active screening each time they come to campus. Please be patient, listen and respect your screener.

 

Where can I find the online training module that I will need to complete before coming to campus?

 

Before you come to campus, you must complete the online training module via FanshaweOnline (students) or Fanshawelearns (employees).

 

What Food Services will be open for those on campus for winter 2020 recovery?

 

The Out Back Shack will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  for takeout, delivery and patio service. Vending machines will also be available. There will be no cafeteria seating open.

 

What areas will be closed while I’m on campus for winter 2020 recovery?

 

All cafeterias, meeting and interview rooms and lounges are closed. Buildings that are not in use for the winter 2020 recovery period will also be closed.

All student services will continue to operate virtually. A listing of those services can be found on our website.

 

Can we use the elevators during the winter 2020 recovery?

 

Elevators will be available for use. Occupancy will be limited and the number of people permitted is posted by each elevator. You must maintain a physical distance of two meters.

Avoid touching the elevator buttons with your fingers if you can. Wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer after exiting the elevator.

 

How much will it cost for students and employees to park at the London Campus (1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard, Y Building and Z Building) this summer?

 

For students and employees coming on campus to complete their winter 2020 studies, parking will be complimentary.

 

I have a question that isn’t answered here. How can I contact someone?

 

Please reach out at 519-452-4430 x4277 or info@fanshawec.ca – our team is available to answer your questions or refer you to the academic or student service areas. We are available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.

 


Health and safety

What safety measures are in place to protect employees and students while they are on campus?

 

Our goal is to provide a healthy and safe campus to support teaching and learning.

All employees and students will need to go through an active screening process each day. Campus access will be limited to employees and students who are completing face-to-face work to finish their winter 2020 courses only.

We have strategies in place to support physical distancing, including staggering the start times of classes, limiting the number of students per class and creating physical space between employees and students in academic and computer labs.

Physical barriers, hand sanitizer dispensers and enhanced cleaning measures will also be in place. The College continues to follow guidance provided by the Middlesex London Health Unit related to environmental cleaning for non-health care settings.

 

What protocols are in place for washrooms on campus?

 

Washrooms will be available on the first floor only. Each washroom will be limited to single occupancy with arm pulls and thumb locks on doors and hand dryers to help avoid touching surfaces. Washrooms will be cleaned on an hourly basis.

 

Do I need to quarantine for 14 days if travelling within Canada but outside of Ontario before I come to campus?

 

No, you are not required to quarantine for 14 days if coming from within Canada.

 

If you are travelling from outside of Canada, you must have a plan to self-isolate for 14 days. This is mandatory; this means not leaving where you are staying for any reason and not interacting with anyone outside your home for 14 days. If you need more information, please contact Fanshawe International.

 

Do I need to wear a face mask or gloves while I’m on campus?

 

Non-medical face masks can be worn, particularly if physical distancing cannot be achieved, but they are not mandatory for entry onto campus during winter 2020 recovery.

For gloves, public health advises that their use is limited to patient care. A better alternative is to wash your hands frequently or use hand sanitizer, or use wipes and disinfection spray for common touch surfaces.

 

Are there protocols in place to sanitize shared equipment and tools?

 

Yes, there are protocols in place to sanitize equipment and tools between use.

 

How do I protect myself against COVID-19?

 

Please practice good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette:

 

  • Stay home if you are feeling ill.
  • Avoid close contact with those outside of your social bubble (limited to 10 people).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away in a closed garbage bin and wash your hands immediately. You can also cough into your sleeve.
  • Clean your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces (including your phone).

 

What do I do if I feel ill?

 

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, complete the Ontario Health Ministry Online Assessment tool to determine your next steps.

For employees: if you begin to feel ill, please leave campus immediately, advise your manager or Associate Dean and complete the online reporting in the Absence Management System.

For students: if you begin to feel ill, please leave campus immediately and advise your program coordinator.

Anyone who begins to feel ill will need to complete the online COVID report (link coming soon).

 

 

What is the COVID Alert app?

 

The COVID Alert app will be available to download soon. A user of the app will receive a notification on their smartphone screen if they have had prolonged, close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and also uses the app. It then provides public health advice and what steps anyone who has been exposed can take.

The app, which will be available for download on a volunteer basis, is meant to supplement contact tracing efforts already in place by public health authorities. The aim is to reduce the amount of time it takes to notify all the people who have been potentially exposed to a positive case of COVID-19.

Fanshawe employees and students are not required to download the app but it is encouraged.

The app doesn't store or share any personal or medical information or GPS-location data, but rather uses randomly generated, anonymous codes and Bluetooth signals between phones that also have the app downloaded to keep track of the proximity and duration of a certain contact.

 


Students

I am returning to campus in July to complete courses from the winter 2020 semester. Can I reactivate my OSAP?

 

Students who applied to OSAP in the last semester or in the 2019/20 academic year, and are returning in July, can be reinstated and reassessed for OSAP to include the number of weeks required to complete their program. For more information, or for assistance with reactivating OSAP, please contact our Financial Aid office at fad@fanshawec.ca.

 

Will student equipment be available for loan?

 

Yes, please contact your faculty person to arrange for equipment loans. All loans and occur via curbside drop off and pick-up only.

All equipment will be quarantined for 72 hours upon return.

 

Are Student Services available on campus during the winter 2020 recovery period?

 

All student services will continue to operate virtually. A listing of those services can be found on our website.

 

I have a question that isn’t answered here. How can I contact someone?

 

Please contact your program coordinator or School for further assistance.

 

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