The Ontario Ministry of Health also provides helpful flow charts (see pages 12 and 16) to navigate COVID-19 symptoms, exposure and isolation measures.
The Government of Ontario indicates that if you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should assume you may have the virus and may be contagious.
- If you are fully vaccinated, you must isolate for at least five days.
- If you are not fully vaccinated or are immunocompromised, you must isolate for at least 10 days.
You must meet additional criteria (e.g., symptoms improving for at least 24 hours, etc.) before your isolation period ends.
The following chart outlines steps you must take if you:
- have symptoms of COVID-19, or
- have tested positive for COVID-19, or
- have been in close contact* with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or who has tested positive for COVID-19
Individuals required to work on site or engage in on-site learning activities who were last on-site:
Do not come to campus.
Faculty and staff:
COVID-19 Call Centre representatives will guide you through the reporting process, help identify workplace/campus concerns and connect you with supports.
Individuals working or studying remotely who were last on-site:
Do not come to campus.
If your symptoms are mild and do not prevent you from taking part in remote learning or meeting remote work requirements, no action is required.
Faculty and staff who are unable to work:
Students who are unable to attend remote learning or complete course work:
If you have further questions, call the COVID-19 Call Centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906 or email email@example.com.
Students living in residence
If you have been briefly exposed to someone who has COVID-19 but you are not experiencing symptoms and are fully vaccinated:
- Refer to the directions at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/exposed.
- Call the Call Centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906 for guidance.
* According to the Government of Ontario, “close contact” means that for at least 15 minutes or for multiple short periods of time, you were less than 2 metres apart from someone who has COVID-19 and you did not take appropriate measures such as masking and using personal protective equipment. Learn more about close contacts by reviewing Table 4 in the Ministry of Health’s Management of Cases and Contacts of COVID-19 in Ontario document.