Under Ontario Government regulations, every person must fill out the COVID-19 Daily Health Check-In form online before coming to campus and must receive confirmation they are permitted to do so.
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Changes and news as of January 19, 2022, 16:30 p.m.
The University of Ottawa confirms that the return to campus will begin January 31 for students and professors. All in-person or bimodal courses will be given as initially planned for in the Winter 2022 term calendar. You will receive individual instructions from your faculty soon, including physical distancing requirements to follow. Everyone must use the COVID-19 assessment tool before coming to the campus, to confirm that you have no COVID-19 symptoms.
As for support staff, they will make a gradual return to campus by mid-March. The same above-mentioned conditions will apply, to ensure the health and safety of our community. We will favour a hybrid formula, namely, in person and telework, according to the rules that have already been announced. Your managers will contact you shortly to explain the terms of the return that will apply in your unit.
Outgoing International Travel
Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant and the advisory issued by the Canadian Government to avoid all non-essential travel, the University has made the difficult decision to cancel outgoing international exchanges until further notice.
Exceptional travel authorization may be granted to a limited number of graduate students whose travel is deemed essential to the continuation or conclusion of their academic program or research by their faculty. For more information on exemptions, please contact the International Office at uointl@uOttawa.ca and allow at least ten business days for your request to be processed.
Based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and in alignment with the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI), the province has begun offering third doses (booster doses) of the COVID-19 vaccine to the following populations if at least three months (84 days) have passed since their last dose:
- Individuals aged 18 and over (born in 2003 or earlier);
- Health care workers; (PDF, 393 KB)
- Designated essential caregivers in congregate settings (including long-term care home and retirement home staff and designated caregivers);
- Individuals who received a complete series of a viral vector vaccine (two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine or one dose of the Janssen vaccine); and
- First Nation, Inuit and Métis adults (16+) and their non-Indigenous household members.
The City of Ottawa and Ottawa Public Health clinic located at the Minto Sports Complex (801 King Edward Avenue, rink #2) is administering both the Pfizer and Moderna booster doses. To book an appointment at Minto or another community clinic near you, visit the provincial COVID-19 vaccination portal, or call 1-833-943-3900 between 8am and 8pm.
The clinic is open seven (7) days per week
- Monday (January 17) to Thursday January 20: noon until 8 pm
- Friday (January 21) to Sunday (January 23) ; 9 am to 5 pm
The uOttawa Assessment Centre is not offering rapid testing to anyone other than those individuals with approved accommodations in place or are waiting for their final dose of the vaccine.