Keeping You Safe

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Everyone has the ability to help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on our community. The University’s primary concern continues to be the health and safety of all members of the U of T community. It is important at these times that we all remember to observe the University’s commitment to human rights and our values of diversity, inclusion, and respect.

Please continue to check the University’s homepage for updates on COVID-19.
 

Arriving to campus

Preparing to arrive on campus
Before each visit to campus
  • Complete the UCheck self-assessment on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. UCheck is not mandatory, and your individual responses are kept private and will not be received by the University. It is not a contact tracing or exposure app.
  • If you are a student living in residence, check your status daily.
  • For all other students faculty, staff, and librarians, we ask that you use UCheck every time you plan to be on campus.

 

Feeling unwell or testing positive for COVID-19

If you feel ill with COVID-19 related symptoms

(non-urgent and do not require immediate assistance)

If you feel unwell (e.g., fever, cough, difficulty breathing), you must:

  1. Declare your absence on ACORN. Click on Profile & Settings from the left-hand menu. Select Absence Declaration, and record each day that you are absent - as soon as it begins until the day you return to your studies, or campus.  This will ensure that we can make every effort to provide needed academic accommodations to support you, and monitor overall absences in our community. Please note that students remain responsible for meeting course requirements as determined by your instructors. Medical or supporting documentation is not required.
  2. Stay home. If you are in residence, please stay in your room and contact residence staff.
  3. Contact U of T's Occupational Health Nurse by email at ehs.occhealth@utoronto.ca who will conduct an assessment and provide further direction to ensure that you are supported at this time.
     

Additional support:

  • Complete the UCheck self-assessment on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.
  • Call Telehealth Ontario +1 866-797-0000, your local health care practitioner, or UTM's Health and Counselling Centre at 905-828-5255. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Testing positive
for COVID-19
  1. Stay home. If you are in residence, please stay in your room and contact residence staff.
  2. Declare your absence on ACORN. For instructions, see above.
  3. Report your result by email to U of T's Occupational Health Nurse at ehs.occhealth@utoronto.ca who will advise you on your next steps. If you are or have been on-campus, this will help us take appropriate measures to inform Caretaking and support their effort to disinfect and clean in compliance with public health guidelines.

The University respects the privacy of inviduals who are tested or have tested positive for COVID-19 and will ensure that the information is kept confidential. For more information, please visit U of T's Environmental Health & Safety website.


Stay connected

Critical or emergency
updates from U of T

There are simple things you can do now to make sure that critical university communication reaches you in a timely way: 

Community updates and FAQs