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FAQs for Contractors – COVID-19 Vaccination

Anyone who does not have a McMaster MacID is required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before attending a McMaster location. This includes contractors.

The Back to Mac website includes answers to these questions:

  • What do employees who work for large contractors need to do to attend any McMaster location?
  • What do independent contractors need to do to attend any McMaster location?
  • How do I access the McMaster Safety App?

This page contains additional questions and answers contractors may have about providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend a McMaster location.

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Yes. As a contractor working for McMaster University, we are to ensure that individuals that come to site have been fully vaccinated, or have an approved exemption, as of September 9, 2021.

Yes. All staff, faculty, students and visitors to McMaster property are expected to complete the screening tool within one hour of attending campus. The tool can be found at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/screening/worker/.  Individuals that do not pass screening should not attend McMaster property.

Masks are required at all times when indoors. Outdoors, masks are required if physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) cannot be achieved.

Any contractors who are directly employed by McMaster University must be fully vaccinated by September 7, 2021. We have initiated a 48 hour grace period to enable compliance. It is important to ensure that protocols are in place by September 9th.

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated, or does not have an approved medical exemption, is not to come to site.

Yes, if the exemption has been approved using the province’s criteria for an exemption, they can attend the site. They may be required to wear additional PPE (such as a face shield).  Exemptions are to be confirmed with McMaster through the vacc@mcmaster.ca email, in accordance with policy provisions.

We anticipate that the province’s tool will be in place by mid-October, and would anticipate the QR code being a simple way for contractors to provide proof of vaccine for their staff. We will be working through details of how this information will be accepted into the MacCheck tool, in accordance with Provincial regulations and Ministry reporting requirements.