COVID-19 safety measures at Georgian
If you’re going to campus, you’re expected to read these two protocols that apply to all persons – at all times – while on Georgian property:
In addition, this infographic shows the safety measures you’ll be expected to follow to help ensure the risk of transmitting COVID-19 is minimized to the greatest extent possible.
For more information on Georgian’s enhanced cleaning practices and procedures, read our Protocol for Cleaning and Disinfecting during COVID-19.
All questions regarding these protocols shall be directed to Campus Safety Services at [email protected] or 705.728.1968, ext. 6111.
Please note, safety protocols are subject to change based on public health and government guidelines.
Medical grade masks must be worn at all Georgian campuses
The mandatory mask requirement on campus has been extended into the summer semester.
Anyone who will access a Georgian College campus or location must wear a medical grade mask. The only exceptions to wearing face masks will be for medical accommodations. Applications for accommodation must be made through existing accommodation processes prior to attending campus.
You may also wear your own KN95 or N95 mask on campus as an alternative to the Georgian-supplied medical grade masks.
When you arrive on campus, if you’re not already wearing a Georgian-supplied or approved mask, please locate and change into one as soon as possible.
Locations with masks available
- All entrances previously designated as active screening locations
- The following additional locations, listed by campus:
- Barrie Campus – Library front desk (K110) and Parking Office (B119)
- Downtown Barrie location – Main entrance
- Midland Campus – Main entrance
- Muskoka Campus – Welcome Centre
- Orangeville Campus – Welcome desk
- Orillia Campus – Welcome Centre
- Owen Sound Campus – Welcome desk
- South Georgian Bay Campus – Welcome desk
- All labs and classrooms with scheduled in-person summer semester activities
Vaccination is not mandatory to come to campus
Effective April 23, Georgian has rescinded the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.
Vaccination is still strongly encouraged for all Georgian students and employees, but proof will no longer be required to enter campus.
Information for those looking to get vaccinated
Please check with your local health unit to learn about nearby clinics and appointment options:
In Canada, if you’re five years of age or older, you’re eligible for a vaccine. In Ontario, you don’t need a valid Ontario health card to book your appointment.
To book your vaccine over the phone, call the provincial call centre at 1.833.943.3900.
You can also register online for a vaccination appointment. If you don’t have an Ontario health card and you live in Simcoe County or Muskoka, complete this online form to request a pseudo health card number for use in the vaccine registration form. Access more information on the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 vaccination webpage.
Entrances and screening
All entrances are open and self-screening is encouraged
For the summer 2022 semester, active screening will be discontinued and all entrances will re-open.
You will not be required to complete the screening assessment on the [email protected] app anymore. To support the health, safety and well-being of our Georgian community, everyone is encouraged to self-screen before coming to campus.
What to do if you feel unwell
If you’re not feeling well for any reason, please stay home and do not come to campus.
Use the provincial self-assessment tool and follow the guidance provided. Students are expected to contact their professor(s)/instructor(s), and employees are expected to contact their manager if they can’t attend campus.
COVID-19 cases on campus
No longer tracking positive cases on campus
As of Jan. 3, 2022, Georgian has suspended its COVID-19 case reporting dashboard. This suspension is aligned with changes to case and contact management announced by the Ministry of Health and Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, and consistent with reporting in elementary and secondary schools.
Records of cases from October 2020 to December 2021 remain archived on this page.
What’s open and closed on campus this summer
- Your lab, classroom or office
- The Last Class in Barrie and Owen Sound
- Vending machines at all campuses
- Common eating areas
- Study rooms
- Libraries in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound (closed in Barrie from April 22 to May 15 for renovations)
- Lockers in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound
- On-campus residence in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound
- Bear Essentials (Georgian Stores) in Barrie and Owen Sound
- Fitness centres in Barrie, Orillia and Owen Sound
All facilities not mentioned in the open column. These include:
- All other food services
- Georgian Stores in Orillia (online orders available)
Most services will be available in person, with some continuing to offer remote service as well.
Review the list of student services and how to access each service by campus. We’ll continue to update this resource throughout the semester.
Parking is free
On-campus parking is FREE at all Georgian locations for the summer 2022 term.
At the Barrie, Midland, Orillia, Owen Sound and South Georgian Bay campuses, you’ll need to register for a free parking permit. Visit the parking webpage for instructions.
Mental health and well-being
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have experienced increased levels of stress, worry, fear and changes in mood.
Anonymously access an online community where people can support one another. It’s open and clinically managed by professionals 24/7. It includes helpful resources, courses and self-assessment tools.
Be Well @ Georgian
A new text service that sends helpful tips right to your phone when you need them most! Learn more about Georgian resources, workshops, and be reminded of ways to take care of your well-being.
Our protocols are informed by public health
This information and our plans for upcoming semesters are subject to change. Any changes will be announced on this web page.
If you have any questions about Georgian’s response to COVID-19, please contact Campus Safety Services at [email protected] or 705.728.1968, ext. 6111.
This content was originally published on Sept. 4, 2020. It was updated on April 22, 2022.