Campus access

Returning to campus: Winter 2022

The winter 2022 term will begin with a continued focus on delivering only essential learning activities and services on campus. For the period from January 3 until January 30, 2022, students and employees will learn and work remotely where it is possible to do so. 

On-campus access will continue to be restricted to essential learning activities and services only. Individuals accessing campus will be required to wear college-issued masks at all times and follow established infection prevention and control measures.

Procedures have been added to continue to protect the health, safety and well-being of the college community as on-campus activities expand. These measures reflect the best guidance available from public health experts, as well as local, provincial and federal government officials.

Conestoga remains committed to returning to a full on-campus, in-person learning experience and plans for in-person learning activities and delivery of services on Monday, January 31, 2022, assuming public health conditions allow.

Please note: procedures may evolve as conditions change. Students and employees are urged to check this page often as information may change on short notice.

Procedures for coming on campus

Access to campuses
  • Access is restricted to essential learning activities and services only.
  • In accordance with direction provided by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Conestoga will require (as of January 3, 2022) all students, employees and visitors accessing campuses and facilities to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Visit the college's vaccines web page to learn more. 
  • Those accessing campus for essential purposes will be required to verify proof of vaccination through the Conestoga Mobile Safety app, alongside a valid OneCard.
  • Stay at home if you are feeling unwell. If you think you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms use the self-assessment tool to help determine how to seek further care.
Pre-arrival and screening
  • There will be no charge for parking on campus during the month of January.
  • Line up in a single file line at building entrance points. Sanitize your hands at the provided sanitizing station prior to entering.
  • Plan to arrive 30 to 45 minutes in advance of your scheduled activity to allow time for the completion of entrance procedures, which will include showing proof of vaccination (green barcode) and valid identification (OneCard or government issued photo ID).
  • This process will be required each time you seek entrance to a campus building or facility.
While on campus
  • Students, employees and visitors will be required to wear a college-issued face mask at all times while on campus.  
  • Additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and lab-specific equipment will be made available for designated activities on an as-needed basis.
  • Keep your hands clean by washing them frequently with soap and water or using hand sanitizer located at stations throughout campus.
  • When leaving campus, sanitize your hands and dispose of your mask in an appropriate receptacle as you exit.
Facility changes
  • Campus facilities have been modified to ensure compliance with public health guidelines, including protective equipment, infection control measures and cleaning.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been added throughout all campuses.
  • Furniture and equipment layouts have been reconfigured for instructional purposes.
Infection control measures and enhanced environmental cleaning
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols have been introduced specifically in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a safe and healthy campus environment and reduce the potential risk of infection transmission.
  • In addition to enhanced cleaning protocols, heavy traffic areas and common spaces such as entrances, hallways and washrooms will be cleaned multiple times daily.

These measures are designed to protect the health and well-being of the Conestoga community and will be strictly enforced at all campus locations. Failure to comply with these guidelines places the safety of our community members at risk, and will result in immediate removal from campus facilities.

More detailed information is available through the Conestoga Mobile Safety App and the COVID-19 Campus Access Guidelines for Students (pdf).

Employees with questions regarding accommodations should contact hrinfo@conestogac.on.ca 

Students with medical or disability-related needs that impact the ability to comply with these guidelines should contact accessibility@conestogac.on.ca