Health & Safety - UTSCTogether

The 2020-21 academic year will be different at the University of Toronto. Our community of students, faculty and staff will learn, teach, research and work in new ways. But what won’t change is our shared commitment to creating rich, inclusive environments for learning, and to pursuing research that unlocks solutions to global challenges, while protecting the health and safety of every member of our community.

Read the full roadmap for the University of Toronto here


A phased approach to returning to our campuses will follow the requirements of government and public health authorities, as we continue to remain committee to the health and safety of all members of our U of T community.  The Ontario Government’s Framework for Reopening our Province has outlined three phases of return, and the University of Toronto’s return will follow the stages set out in this roadmap. 

As we move through these stages, several requirements will remain in place. All members of the community who have symptoms of COVID-19, or are required to quarantine due to contacts or travel history, must self-isolate.

Physical distancing requirements for activities on our campuses will be based on the advice of public health officials. The University’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office will advise on these and other requirements, including the use of personal protective equipment in certain roles. 

It is expected that in the early stages of return, most employees who are able to work from home will continue to do so for some or all of the time. During this phase, all elements of research that can be undertaken from home, such as data analysis and writing, will continue remotely.

Instructional activities will be planned so that the best possible student experience will be provided in a safe manner. The University will also be mindful of local advice from public transit authorities. Above all, we must be prepared for a resurgence of cases in our community and for some public health measures to be re-imposed. 

University Health Resources

UTSC’s Health & Wellness Centre  (HWC) offers personal counselling appointments by telephone. Reach the HWC by telephone at 416-287-7065 or by email at

Sign up for Health & Wellness Online Groups, and view various support services available and mental health resources .

For urgent matters, please consult the HWC’s list of services and resources.

University of Toronto Health Services For Students

Mental Health Resources For Students

Mental health resources For Faculty and Staff

Additional Mental Health Resources



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
  • Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Region of Peel Public Health

The City of Toronto website offers COVID-19 information about travel information, symptoms and staying safe, by laws, directives and more. Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000. Toronto Public Health Hotline: 416-338-7600 / TTY: 416-393-0658. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., seven days a week.


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Information for UTSC students regarding actions and responses related to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
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Information for faculty and staff working on the UTSC campus and from home.