Summary of changes and news (updated May 3, 2021, 10:10 a.m.)
IMPORTANT: New strengthened enforcement measures in Ontario
The Government of Ontario has just announced of the province-wide stay-at-home order, which will go into effect on Saturday, April 17 at 12:01am. Additional new restrictions will also be imposed for all travel within the province and between Ontario and Quebec as of Monday, April 19.
You are strongly advised to continue following public health directives in effect in both Ontario and Quebec. Please visit the Government of Ontario’s website and the Government of Quebec's website for more details. Also make sure you check the most recent regional directives by Ottawa Public Health. Stay vigilant!
Letter of authorization for essential travel
Only essential travel will be authorized by the Ontario and Quebec governments, in particular to perform essential functions, to attend a face-to-face course or to work in a laboratory.
Please contact your faculty or supervisor to discuss whether a letter of authorization to travel to and from campus is necessary for you. There is a higher likelihood that you may be intercepted by law enforcement and the letter will assist you with this interaction as it indicates that you are required to travel to and from campus.
COVID-19 Daily Assessment tool
All employees, students, and visitors coming to campus are required to use the tool to conduct a health self-assessment every day prior to arrival. Find the tool on SecurUO or access it from the self-assessment tool webpage.
Planning for the Fall 2021 term
The University has an ambitious plan to provide a full, enriching on-campus experience with an increased number of courses to be delivered in person or using hybrid formats. Currently, only a limited number of courses are being offered in-person, due to current health measures.
What this means for:
- Faculty and Staff: a new question has been added to the FAQ related to the airborne transmission of COVID-19 in uOttawa’s buildings.