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Campus Health and Safety Resources

The University of Ottawa wants to remind all workers that they should continue to work remotely as much as  possible. Workers should stay home if they feel ill or present symptoms of COVID‐19. If a worker needs to come to campus:

Before their first arrival on campus:

  • Discuss expectations for work on campus, and whether your presence is required on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic, with their supervisor.
  • Complete the required Returning to Work on Campus: Protecting Yourself and Others training.
  • Receive instructions on how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and how to protect themselves and others, along with the measures they need to implement to achieve this goal.
  • Review the COVID-19 checklist for additional guidance.

Each day they come to campus:

On campus, you are encouraged to:

If you are positive for COVID-19 or the self assessment has recommended you remain home:

Workers (flowchart):

  • Contact your supervisor to inform them that, depending on the results of the self-assessment, you may not attend campus.
  • Notify the Health and Wellness sector.
  • Follow Ottawa Public Health instructions, which may include testing at a local assessment centre and self-isolation.
  • Any worker who may have been exposed to, or who is exhibiting symptoms of, COVID‐19 will not return to work. Contact Health and Wellness.

Students (flowchart):

  • Isolate as much as possible until you can return home. Wear a non-medical mask to prevent your respiratory droplets from propagating.
  • Contact your health care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 (or equivalent).
  • Follow instructions provided (e.g. self-isolation, COVID-19 test, etc.).
  • Send an email to if advised to self-isolate.
  • If you need mental health counselling, contact SASS.
  • For academic accommodations, contact your faculty for next steps, but do not go to campus until you test negative or your 14-day self-isolation is over and you are no longer symptomatic.
  • For students on placement, please consult the flowchart.

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