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Last Updated: April 26, 2022

Summary of COVID-19 Measures

Masking
Individuals must continue to be masked in classrooms and indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained until June 30th, 2022; medical-grade masks are recommended.
 
UCheck and vaccination status
As of May 1, 2022, health screening and contact tracing will become unavailable in UCheck. These features may be reinstated at short notice in the event public health guidance or recommendations change. 
 
The proof of vaccination module will continue to be available and can be used to: 
  • Upload proof of vaccination (required for new employees) 
  • Voluntarily upload proof of booster (additional) doses for all students, faculty, librarians, and staff
Capacity limits and physical distancing

Units have the discretion when it comes to physical distancing in their areas, particularly where masks may be removed (such as lunchrooms, events with food/drinking, and individuals at workstations 2 metres apart).

Before coming to campus:

  • Don’t forget to bring your face mask and extra masks! Wearing a face mask is required in classrooms and indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The University is working to make medical masks (ASTM level 2/3) available to students who are unable to obtain them due to cost or supply chain issues. More information on pick-up locations will be available on the UTogether site.
  • While health screening through UCheck is paused, individuals can monitor their health using the provincial health screening tool. Completing a health screening before coming to campus is highly recommended, and we continue to ask members of our community to remain at home if they aren’t feeling well.
  • Visitors to campus are required to follow the mask mandate. 
  • In settings where masks may not be required because physical distancing can be maintained, we ask everyone to always respect the decisions of others, their comfort levels, and health needs.




 

COVID-19 updates

The University paused the requirement to be fully vaccinated on May 1, 2022. Please note this requirement may be reinstated on short notice should public health conditions or guidance change.   

UCheck continues to be available for uploading proof of vaccination and boosters but other aspects of the program have been paused. Those seeking vaccination appointments can refer to the provincial vaccination portal or visit the UTogether vaccine site.

Completing a health screening before coming to campus is highly recommended, and we continue to ask members of our community to remain at home if they aren’t feeling well.

In light of the recent provincial trends, the University will continue its requirement to wear masks in certain settings until June 30, 2022, in accordance with the Joint Provostial and Human Resources Guideline on Face Masks.

Masks will continue to be required in classrooms and in indoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be maintained. The University continues to recommend the use of medical-grade masks where possible.

In addition, individuals in specific circumstances may continue to be required to wear masks in all settings, subject to changes in provincial or federal requirements, such as those who have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or to someone with symptoms.

Even in settings where masks may not be required because physical distancing can be maintained, we ask everyone to always respect the decisions of others, their comfort levels and health needs. It is vitally important that, even with the easing of provincial measures, we remain vigilant, conscientious and show kindness to one another.

The University recommends the use of medical masks, also called surgical or procedural masks. When purchasing a medical mask for everyday use, look for a rating of ASTM Level 2 or 3. ASTM stands for American Society for Testing and Materials.

Medical masks are regularly available for purchase on our campuses at such places as:

  • University of Toronto Bookstore — online or in-store at each campus
  • MedStore for departments and units across our campuses
  • Residences are open. 
  • For details regarding on-campus student services, including sports and recreation, please visit the websites of U of T Sport & Recreation, Hart House, St. George Student Life, UTM Student Services, and UTSC Student Services.
  • Libraries are also open. For details on operating hours, please visit the University of Toronto Libraries website.

We appreciate the stress that comes with a return to in-person activities and changing circumstances. We encourage anyone who needs support to please reach out for assistance.

U of T’s My Student Support Program (My SSP) provides students with real-time and/or appointment-based confidential, 24-hour support for any school, health, or general life concern at no cost.

The Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to employees of the University of Toronto. This program is provided at no cost 24/7 and 365 days a year. Call toll free 1-800-663-1142. 

Questions?

For general questions regarding the University’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s UTogether site

For upcoming academic dates and deadlines please visit the Office of the Registrar.