UTM Residence COVID-19 Updates

Last updated: Monday February 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM

You can find some updates or general information regarding residence and COVID-19. We will try our best to update this page regularly as the situation is changing dynamically. To help protect the health of the community, if you have any questions or concerns, we would kindly ask that you do not visit us in person, you can contact us via phone, LiveChat, and email. These contact methods are detailed in this webpage.

Recent Email Communication

Sent to all Undergraduate Residence students on January 25, 2022 at 5:00PM


Hello, 

We hope the beginning of the semester has been going well! We are reaching out because we wanted to highlight new changes to our operations in residence with guidance from UofT Environmental Health & Safety. 

SELF REPORTING WEBFORM 

As a reminder, if at any point a student in residence has been selected to complete PCR testing at the airport, is experiencing symptoms, tests positive on a Rapid Antigen Screen or PCR test, or is a close contact to either of those cases, you are expected to fill out the self-reporting webform to inform residence staff members. We will work with individual students on next steps. 

ISOLATION PROTOCOLS 

In collaboration with UofT Environmental Health & Safety, if a student tests positive or is experiencing symptoms, they will be required to isolate for 5 days off site at the UofT isolation location. Cost of transportation, accommodation, and food will be covered by the University. Information regarding next steps will be provided to students who are required to isolate.  

If a student is considered a close contact with someone who has tested positive or with someone who is experiencing symptoms, they will be required to isolate for 5 days in a UTM unit. Information regarding next steps will be provided to students who are required to isolate. 

HOW YOU CAN HELP 

  1. Booster Shots: Individuals ages 18 and over are now eligible to schedule their booster dose appointment through the Ontario’s booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900. If you are an international student and have questions about how to book your vaccine, please find information provided by the International Education Centre here: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/international/vaccinations-international-students 
    • The Health & Counselling Centre (HCC) will be offering limited appointments on a first-come, first-served basis for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to UTM students. Please call the HCC at 905-828-5255 as soon as possible to request a vaccine appointment.  If you receive voicemail when you call, please leave a message and they will call you back.  The HCC call volumes are very high at this time, but they will return your call as soon as possible. Learn more here: https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/health/hcc-covid-19-updates/covid-19-vaccine-booster-appointments 
  2. Rapid Screening: As a reminder, all students will be required to show a negative rapid antigen screen to enter their unit following the winter break. If you have picked up your winter semester key and have not picked up a rapid antigen screen, access to your unit has been revoked. Please pick up a rapid antigen screen at the Residence Services Desk to gain access to your unit.  

Please continue to be mindful and limit physical contact with others as we navigate these new changes. Your diligence and caution throughout the year has been greatly appreciated and we applaud your continued commitment to our residence community. UTM Residence is dedicated to making this an enriching and comfortable home for the academic year. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via email (resdesk.utm@utoronto.ca), phone (905-828-5286), or LiveChat (www.utm.utoronto.ca/housing)  

Sincerely,  

Student Housing & Residence Life