COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Three layered medical mask

Updated Tuesday, May 3:

The University will continue its requirement to wear masks in certain settings until June 30, 2022. Masks are required in classrooms and in indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. U of T recommends the use of medical-grade masks where possible.

In addition, as of May 1, 2022, health screening and contact tracing is no longer available in UCheck.

For more details, visit UTogether.

This pages features information about COVID-19 health and safety protocols. 

On this page:

Masks and Rapid Screening Kits

Everyone must wear a mask in all indoor spaces at UTM—and evidence points to the increased efficacy of medical masks.

Medical masks are recommended for all employees, students, visitors and contractors in common use areas of University buildings and will be made available for pickup on all three campuses to community members with an active UTORID as supplies allow and for a limited time. You will be required to present your completed UCheck self-assessment with a green result.

At UTM, masks are available in:

  • Meeting Place
  • Deerfield Hall (near Bistro)
  • Instructional Building (first floor)
  • MN Grand Hall 
  • Library 
  • Kaneff Rotunda 
  • CCT eating area by IT service desk

For the most updated information on masks, visit the Masks page on the UTogether website.

U of T has a limited supply of rapid screening kits, focusing their use in priority contexts.

Vaccination Clinics

The UTM community is currently being served off-campus by Peel Public Health clinics. Students seeking their first or second vaccination can schedule a virtual or phone consultation with the UTM Health & Counselling Centre medical staff through (905) 828-5255 or

Members of the Mississauga campus community can learn about local vaccine clinics and their walk-in hours through Peel Public Health’s website. Appointments for these regional clinics can be made through the provincial booking system.

HVAC Strategy

All centralized heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) system filters have been replaced with enhanced MERV 13 filters or higher, with the highest compatible used with existing HVAC systems. 

In addition, we disabled demand control ventilation to avoid reductions in air flow and will perform air flushing two hours before and after daily occupancy in conjunction with regular maintenance of our HVAC systems. These central HVAC system enhancements improve building ventilation, including areas such as offices, entryways, and common spaces.

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Contact Tracing and Other Safety Measures

In addition to the HVAC strategy noted above, the University has a 12-step plan for a safe return to campus for our entire community (when the time arrives). This plan includes many layers of safety measures such as:

    Contact tracing

    • All classes and events held at UTM have been set up to enable contact tracing through ROSI lists, room scheduling lists, EHS investigations and other measures

    Other measures

    • UCheck health screening, contact tracing and case management that protect the confidentiality of individuals.
    • Measures to reduce congestion such as signage, traffic flow controls, and queue management systems.
    • Frequently updated COVID-19 safety resources and in-person assessments to evaluate on-campus activities and support the implementation of protective measures.

    For more information, visit the UTogether website.

    University Health Resources

    UTM’s Health & Counselling Centre (HCC) remains open remotely for non-urgent health appointments and offers personal counselling appointments by telephone. Reach the HCC by telephone at 905-828-5255.

    Find updated Information about HCC’s operations and services and read answers to frequently asked questions on the HCC website.

    For urgent or after-hours health matters, please consult the HCC’s list of after-hours resources and walk-In clinics in Peel Region.

    University of Toronto Health Services (for students)

    • UTM Health & Counselling Centre: 905-828-5255
    • St. George Campus Health & Wellness Centre: 416-978-8030
    • UTSC Health & Wellness Centre: 416-287-7065

    Quick Links

    Telehealth Ontario

    Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential service you can call to get health advice or information from a Registered Nurse.

    • Phone: 1-866-797-0000
    • TTY: 1-866-797-0007
    • Hourse: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

     Region of Peel Public Health

    The Region of Peel Public Health website offers information about mobile COVID-19 testing centres, mental health supports and community support services.

    • Phone: 905-799-7700
    • Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., seven days a week.

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