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What to do if you’ve been exposed or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

SGEI will continue wearing masks

Last updated Mar. 22 2022

In response to the Ontario government’s end to the mask mandate, those attending an SGEI campus are still required to:

  1. Screen using our online screening tool
  2. Follow our Proof of Vaccination/Rapid Antigen Testing policy (see below)
  3. Follow our campus safety guidelines (see below)
  4. Wear a mask at all SGEI facilities

SGEI shifting to online learning/working

Updated Jan. 12 2022

In response to the Ontario government’s new Covid-19 regulations, SGEI will be implementing the following measures until further notice:

  • Events: all in-person events will be postponed.
  • Classes: with the exception of post-secondary lab work, all in-person classes will be delivered online.
  • Staff: those who are able to are encouraged to work from home.

Those attending an SGEI campus are still required to:

  1. Screen using our online screening tool
  2. Follow our Proof of Vaccination/Rapid Antigen Testing policy (see below)
  3. Follow our campus safety guidelines (see below)

Proof of vaccination policy

Effective December 6, 2021, all SGEI students, staff and instructors will be asked to produce a one-time, full proof of Covid-19 vaccination certificate (at least two doses). Those who have not received their second Covid-19 vaccine are required to register for SGEI’s Rapid Testing Program and submit to regular antigen point-of-care testing. In addition to uploading a proof of vaccination certificate or rapid antigen testing results, anyone entering an SGEI campus will still be required to complete daily Covid-19 screening.

Campus visitors

All visitors, building contractors and Manidoo Baawaatig event centre users above the age of 18 will be required to display their proof of vaccination certificate (at least two doses) upon entry to an SGEI campus. Those that are not fully vaccinated will not be permitted to enter. Visitors will screen using SGEI’s screening portal. Please select the Visitor/Manidoo Baawaatig Tenant option when entering the portal as of December 6, 2021.

Manidoo Baawaatig tenants

All Manidoo Baawaatig tenants can continue screening using SGEI’s screening portal and are not required by SGEI to display proof of vaccine or submit to regular antigen testing. Please defer to your organization’s vaccine policies. Please select the Visitor/Manidoo Baawaatig Tenant option when entering the portal.

Rapid antigen testing

SGEI asks that all individuals that have not received at least two Covid-19 vaccinations complete regular rapid antigen tests at home, twice per week, and upload their results to SGEI’s screening portal to be admitted to an SGEI campus. SGEI’s screening portal will automatically prompt you to upload your rapid antigen test twice per week. If you are coming to campus, please allow for enough time in the morning to complete your rapid antigen test before coming to campus.

Campus safety guidelines

  1. If you are unwell, stay home.
  2. Complete our self-screening questionnaire before coming to an SGEI campus
  3. Face coverings are required while indoors, except when eating, drinking, or working in an area that allows you to maintain a distance of at least 2 metres from anyone else.

  4. Proceed to reception/a screener to confirm you’ve screened.
  5. Sanitize your hands and space often.
  6. If you begin to feel unwell, notify your instructor or supervisor immediately.

Community guidelines

SGEI encourages all community members to follow the Province of Ontario and Northwestern Health Unit’s (NWHU) health guidelines.