Guiding Documents

The following documents have been informed by advice from the Return to Campuses steering committee or are used as reference in the committee’s planning:

Return-to-Campuses Steering Committee

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, various committees and working groups have helped the University of Guelph adapt and maintain our academic, research and operational functions.

The Return-to-Campuses steering committee provides guidance to help align COVID-19 safety efforts across the University.

The steering committee is guided by a commitment to the health and wellness of all members of our campus community. Its efforts complement and supplement the plans and efforts of the Academic Continuity Group and Research Continuity Group.

Comprising representatives from key academic, research, service and operational areas across the University, as well as some of U of G’s epidemiologists, the Return-to-Campuses steering committee aims to:

  • Follow principles defined by the University’s executive leadership team
  • Create frameworks to aid campus units in adapting to circumstances presented by COVID-19
  • Establish parameters, processes and timelines for identifying essential services and supports
  • Ensure robust plans are developed to safely support course delivery
  • Develop a process for review, feedback and recommendation of unit plans that will ultimately be forwarded to the University Executive Committee for approval

Research Continuity Working Group

The Research Continuity Working Group developed frameworks to support the continuity of U of G’s research enterprise during the pandemic.

Mandatory Vaccination Data Collection Working Group

The Mandatory Vaccination Data Collection Working Group develops data collection tools to support the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Testing and Surveillance Working Group

The Testing and Surveillance Working Group creates recommendations that address campus rapid testing.

Wastewater Surveillance Panel Working Group

The Wastewater Surveillance Panel meets to discuss trends in U of G’s wastewater surveillance. Following their review, the Panel may recommend a response that could include actions such as communications, restricting building access and/or testing community members.

Return to Campus Working Group (on hiatus)

The Return to Campus Working Group created a Staffing Framework and Template to enable the return of staff to campus.

Travel Framework Working Group (on hiatus)

The Travel Framework Working Group created U of G’s COVID-19-related travel framework.

Student Study Space Framework Working Group (on hiatus)

The Student Study Space Framework Working Group created  the student study space framework for Fall 2021.

Faculty Access to Offices Working Group (on hiatus)

A subset of the the RTC Working Group created a proposal to allow faculty to safely access their offices during the pandemic.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (on hiatus)

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group examined health and safety requirements and practices from an equity lens and produced recommendations for consideration.

Education and Promotion Working Group (on hiatus)

The Education and Promotion Working Group created and implemented the #GryphonssGetVaxxed campaign and the How to Be A Vaccine Champion Course.