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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.
  • As of August 30, check your inbox for an email from Humber College via DocuSign for the Vaccination Status Declaration and Return to Campus Acknowledgement. Please follow the instructions to complete and submit the form.
  • Under the new vaccination policy, by October 18, individuals coming to UofGH 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.
  • As a first step in implementing this policy, students, staff and instructors will need to declare their vaccination status by September 7 as a part of a Fall 2021 Return to Campus Acknowledgement.
  • The Return to Campus Acknowledgment will be sent by email to staff, instructors and students beginning August 30.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 revised training, even if they completed a COVID Awareness course previously, with training completed no later than September 24. 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.
  • Under the new vaccination policy, by October 18, individuals coming to UofGH 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. 
  • As a first step in implementing this policy, students and employees will need to declare their vaccination status by September 7 as a part of a Fall 2021 Return to Campus Acknowledgement. 
  • The Return to Campus Acknowledgment will be sent by email to staff, instructors and students beginning August 30. 
  • See employee-specific COVID-19 updates, resources and FAQs here.
  • 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.
  • 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

return to campus infographic

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.
  • 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.

  

COVID-19 Information Sources