Provincewide Shutdown and Stay-at-Home Order in Effect, U of G Teaching, Services Affected

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The University of Guelph wall sign is shown in winterUpdated: January 13, 2021

University of Guelph services and activities continue to be affected by the provincewide shutdown and the recently announced stay-at-home order that will last at least 28 days.

To keep the U of G community informed, we are posting updates to the “University of Guelph Measures During COVID-19 Provincewide Shutdown” section on the University’s COVID-19 website. Please continue to monitor this web page regularly for updates and new information.

During the provincewide shutdown and stay-at-home order:

  • Remote learning will continue as planned.
  • Face-to-face teaching may only continue under limited circumstances outlined by the provincial government.  As such, the expectation is that most face-to-face courses will be moved to remote delivery during the provincewide shutdown. Students enrolled in face-to-face courses and learning activities will receive information from their instructors. Students should check CourseLink for start dates.
  • Employees who can work remotely must continue to do so. If your job duties require you to be on campus or at a U of G facility, speak with your manager directly. Custodial and maintenance staff will report to work as usual.
  • Access to University buildings is restricted to:
    • People who cannot perform their work duties remotely;
    • Faculty and students involved in approved face-to-face teaching and learning courses;
    • Faculty and researchers with an approved research management plan; and
    • Students living in campus residences.
  • All staff or faculty members must obtain approval from their supervisor or chair before coming to campus to work or to conduct research. If you have an approved research management plan, you must still obtain permission from your supervisor or chair to access buildings. You must complete the U of G COVID-19 Daily Screening Form prior to every visit to campus and follow all Public Heath guidelines and safety protocols. More information on how the stay-at-home order affects U of G research is available on the Office of Research website.
  • University buildings are closed to the public, including Athletics, the McLaughlin Library and all academic buildings. Some remote services will be available; check websites for more information and availability.
  • Public access to the University Centre will be restricted to those with appointments to visit commercial businesses such as UC Pharmacy and UC Chiropractic Care. Limited services are available for staff, faculty and students who have to be on campus. Visit the University Centre’s website for more information and a listing of available services.
  • Residences remain open to students who have accepted housing for the winter 2021 semester.  No visitors are permitted.
  • Student Health Services and the Health and Performance Centre are open with enhanced safety measures and restrictions in place; check websites for information.
  • Ontario Veterinary Health Sciences Centre Animal HospitalsAnimal Health Lab and Agriculture and Food Lab are open during the provincewide shutdown.
  • Access to U of G-operated facilities to conduct research is restricted, details are available on the  Office of Research website.

The U of G Gryphon statue covered in a dusting of snowNew information will be posted as it becomes available. Please monitor the University’s COVID-19 web page for updates.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this complex, ever-changing situation.