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Return to Campus Information

The University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) is following government and public health directives as we welcome returning students, staff and instructors to our campus and facilities. COVID-19 has created many changes in the ways we study, teach, work and live at UofGH, but we are coming through this pandemic stronger than ever.  

With its partner, Humber, UofGH has a COVID-19 vaccination policy in place. This policy and all information on this site applies to instructors, staff, students, contractors and visitors to UofGH and the Humber College campus and facilities. Check back regularly for new information and visit guelphhumber.ca/covid-info for the latest COVID-19 updates. 

COVID-19 Reporting Summary    When and How to Report COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

What Students Need to Know and Do Before Coming to Campus

  • Watch this video to hear about your peers' return to campus experience.
  • If you are a new student, check your inbox for an email from our partner, Humber College, via DocuSign for the Vaccination Status Declaration and Return to Campus Acknowledgement. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the form
  • Before attending campus each day you must complete a Daily Check-In using the Humber Guardian App. Download the app at: Apple StoreGoogle Play Store.
  • An alternate format of the Self-Assessment is available here.
  • As of September 20, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result must be shown at the door for entry to campus/facilities. There are step-by-step instructions on how to upload this proof to the Humber Guardian App. Please plan to bring an electronic or hard copy of your proof while we implement this new procedure.
  • Under the new vaccination policy, by October 18, individuals coming to UofGH and/or a Humber campus or facility in person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or that they have received an exemption from the college.
  • Watch the videos for some health and wellness best practices.
  • See COVID-19 and vaccination policy updates, FAQs, and available student services.
  • Download the Campus Compass app for available services and department information (Apple StoreGoogle Play Store). Click here to learn about campus parking.
  • Read the Student Return to Campus Handbook.
  • Student Support and Services and welcome back programing
  • Read the COVID-19 Safety Plan Snapshot and the Continuity of Education plan for Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber.
  • Check your Gryph Mail for regular updates

What Employees Need to Know and Do Before Coming to Campus

  • Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Awareness Training: All UofGH staff and instructors are to complete the training before your return to campus, or within the first two weeks of employment. Training for Humber-hired instructors and staff can be accessed here. University of Guelph-hired instructors can access training here, and are required to self-register for the course through the CourseLink navigation bar.
  • Before attending campus each day you must complete a Daily Check-In using the Humber Guardian App. Download the app at: Apple StoreGoogle Play Store.
  • An alternate format of the Self-Assessment is available here.
  • As of September 20, proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result must be shown at the door for entry to campus/facilities. There are step-by-step instructions on how to upload this proof to the Humber Guardian App. Please plan to bring an electronic or hard copy of your proof while we implement this new procedure.
  • Under the new vaccination policy, by October 18, individuals coming to a Humber campus or facility in person must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated or that they have received an exemption from the college. 
  • See employee-specific COVID-19 updates, resources and FAQs here.
  • Watch the videos for some health and wellness best practices.
  • Download the Campus Compass app for available services and department information (Apple StoreGoogle Play Store). Click here to learn about campus parking.
  • Speak to your manager if you have questions and ensure that you complete any required health and safety training.
  • Learn more at COVID-19 Updates and FAQs
  • Read the University of Guelph-Humber's COVID-19 Safety Plan Snapshot and the Continuity of Education plan for the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College.

How UofGH is preparing for Your Safe Return 

Download the infographic here.

If you think you may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, please follow these instructions immediately.

The COVID Reporting email (covidreporting@humber.ca) and phone number (416.675.5007) are confidential. They are monitored by registered nurses from the Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre and members of the Occupational Health and Safety team. They will respond and consult with Toronto Public Health to determine next steps, if needed.

Please note that this not a 24/7 service. The email and phoneline will be monitored Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The email and phone number will not be monitored on public holidays. Responses can be expected in a timely manner, except at the end of the timeframe when a response will be given the next business day.

If you have an urgent situation that requires immediate attention, please contact public safety at 416.675.8500.

Please do not come to campus or attend placement until you have spoken with a member of the COVID Reporting Health Team. 

Health and Safety Measures

The health and well-being of our community remains our top priority as we gradually reopen our campuses. Below is a brief overview of the enhanced safety measures and guidelines to protect all students and employees.

  • Declaration of vaccination status required by September 7.
  • Proof of full vaccination or exemption required by October18.
  • Indoor mask wearing and physical distancing requirements will continue to be in place across UofGH and all of Humber’s campuses and facilities in compliance with provincial regulations mandated by the Ministry of Colleges Please use this resource for how to wear a mask safely.
  • Required COVID-19 self-screening for anyone coming to campus using the Humber Guardian App.
  • Physical distancing continues to be required outside of classrooms across campus.Where physical distancing is not possible, additional health and safety protocols will be introduced.
  • Access to rapid testing for staff and students on campus.
  • Students living in residence, varsity athletes and those in select programs with specific work-integrated learning requirements must be fully vaccinated.
  • Offering student services virtually as well as in-person.
  • Required health and safety training and orientation for all employees.
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitization of equipment, tools and spaces.
  • Strategies to ensure appropriate ventilation on campus, such as increasing air change rates and maintaining proper humidification levels to limit the pathogens in the air.

Vaccinations are a critical public health measure in reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19. UofGH strongly encourages staff, instructors and students to get vaccinated. 

Campus Signage

In addition to health and safety measures, you will see new signage throughout our campus and facilities, informing our community about what’s required to visit campus, physical distancing and areas that are open and closed, and more. Here are some examples.

  

Frequently Asked Questions

Return to Campus Checklist

 Beginning on September 20, anyone coming to campus must show the following to access UofGH and Humber campuses and facilities:

  • Photo ID
  • the result of their screening (Green QR code) on the Guardian app 
  • either proof of full vaccination or a negative test result taken within 72 hours of coming to campus

PLEASE NOTE: Acceptable proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be an official receipt/document which includes the name of place that conducted the test; the name of the person who took the test; the date and time it was taken; and the result.

In addition, UofGH employees must complete the Mandatory Employee COVID-19 Awareness Training. Training for Humber-hired instructors and staff can be accessed here. University of Guelph-hired instructors can access training here, and are required to self-register for the course through the CourseLink navigation bar.

Please come to campus at least 15 to 20 minutes early to account for extra time to be screened at the door.

How do I upload my negative covid test/proof of vaccination?

Beginning on September 20, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken no more than 72 hours prior can be uploaded to the Humber Guardian App, which is used for your daily COVID-19 Self-Assessment.  

PLEASE NOTE: Acceptable proof of a negative COVID-19 test must be an official receipt/document which includes the name of place that conducted the test; the name of the person who took the test; the date and time it was taken; and the result.

Those who already have the Guardian app will need to ensure it has been updated to access the most current information and functions. 

To update the app: 

  • From the Guardian's home screen, users can scroll down to select About/Preferences > Data Update > Check for Updates.
  • Note: you may need to log out and log back into the Guardian app to view the update. 

To help make this transition as smooth as possible, step-by-step uploading instructions have been created. Once you are on the webpage, identify and click the scenario that applies to you for step-by-step instructions.

Is Rapid Testing Available on campus?

Yes. Beginning on Friday, September 10, Rapid Antigen Testing will be offered to staff, instructors and students who need to provide proof of a negative test in order to access the University of Guelph-Humber (UofGH) and Humber campuses and facilities. Students, instructors and staff will be able to access testing at these sites free of charge. 

Appointments can be made by visiting the testing clinic scheduling site. Walk-ins will not be accepted and cannot be accommodated. Same day appointments may not be available, so please plan ahead and book an appointment within 72 hours of each time you need to be on campus.

Where can I find information regarding exemptions?

Beginning the week of September 13, students, staff and instructors that selected option (c): “I seek exemption from the vaccination requirement” in their Declaration of COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Acknowledgement of Return to Campus Conditions for Fall 2021 will begin to receive information in their inbox regarding how to apply for a vaccine exemption. Students, if you did not receive an email, please visit humber.ca/campus-return/exemption-process.

Key Contact Information

  •  Students who have indicated they did not receive the initial declaration form can email studentdeclaration@humber.ca with their student number, preferred email address and first/last name.
  • Students should only email covidreporting@humber.ca if think they may have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who has COVID-19.
  •  Students with questions about the exemption process should contact studentexemptions@humber.ca.
  • Students with general questions about the vaccination policy, you can contact covidinfo@humber.ca

All Frequently Asked Questions 

Visit our return to campus FAQs page here.

COVID-19 Information Sources