COVID-19 Protocols and Resources

Working together to ensure a safe campus environment

Please note that this information is subject to change. Please use the links below to access the most up-to-date information. 

As Quebec reopens, we at the Max Bell School are implementing the safe resumption of on-campus activities. According to the protocols of McGill University, here are some resources for our students to refer to as the semester progresses:

  1. Learn about Quebec’s reopening plan
  2. Inform yourself about how McGill currently enforces restrictions:
  3. Do you still need to get the vaccine? Access these resources to get your shots now. 
  4. Read the general FAQs about health and safety precautions
    • FAQs about health and safety for students

We will be continually adding information, resources and answers to your questions as the situation progresses. Check back frequently!

When to wear a procedural mask

Currently, procedural masks are required for anyone entering or circulating indoors in shared spaces at McGill, including but not limited to classrooms, Teaching and Study Hubs, shared offices, labs, hallways, elevators, and bathrooms. 

The University will provide procedural masks to all students, faculty and staff coming to our campuses. Individuals who would prefer to bring their own procedural masks will be permitted to do so. If desired, procedural masks can be layered underneath a cloth mask (forming a “double mask”). However, a procedural mask should not be layered underneath a second procedural mask, or over or under an N95. Anyone not wearing a procedural mask upon arrival at a building will be required to put one on before entering.

How to wear a mask:

  • Ensure your mask fully covers your mouth and nose
  • Wash your hands before and after removing the mask or face covering.
  • Remove it by the ear straps and avoid touching the front.
  • Replace the mask or face covering if it becomes damp or soiled

When to stay home: screening questions

According to university guidelines, do not come to campus if you answer "yes" to any of the following questions:

  • Are you experiencing ANY of the following symptoms?
    • Fever (oral temperature 38.1°C (100.6°F) or higher)
    • Sudden loss of sense of smell (anosmia) without nasal congestion, with or without loss of taste
    • Recent cough or worsening of a chronic cough
    • Shortness of breath
    • Trouble breathing
    • Sore throat
  • Are you experiencing at least TWO (2) of the following symptoms?
    • Stomach ache
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Major fatigue
    • Significant loss of appetite
    • Generalized muscle pain (not related to physical exertion)
    • Headaches
  • Have you been out of the country in the last 2 weeks? Travellers who have come to Canada are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Have you been in contact with someone who has COVID-19?
    * This question does not apply if you have been in contact with a COVID-positive patient in your capacity as a healthcare worker wearing appropriate PPE.

Stay home and seek medical advice if you can’t tell whether you have COVID-19 symptoms or just a cold or flu. It is better to lose a few days of class or work than to cause others to fall sick.



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