Updated: Jan. 5, 2021
The University of Guelph is committed to the health and wellness of its community members. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is currently restricting access to all its facilities and locations including but not limited to main campus (“University Locations”). In order to assist the University in protecting its community members, it has developed this University of Guelph COVID-19 Screening Form which includes a link to the Ontario government’s COVID Self-Assessment Tool (“Assessment Tool”).
Individuals wanting to attend any of the University Locations, MUST complete this University of Guelph COVID-19 Screening Form (“Screening Form”) every day PRIOR to coming to any of the University Locations. Individuals (including families living in Student Housing (including but not limited to Family Housing) at any of the University Locations (“Resident”), must complete this Screening Form daily. An adult Resident living in Family Housing must complete this Screening Form daily for themselves and any minor aged children in the household. The Screening Form allows one adult Resident to provide information for themselves and up to five minor aged children in their household together. Other adult Residents living in Family Housing in the same household are required to complete a separate Screening Form daily.
If the results of the Assessment Tool indicate that an individual seems to have symptoms of COVID-19 or should self-isolate, that individual must NOT come to any of the University Locations , exempting students, staff and faculty attending a scheduled appointment at the Student Wellness Services COVID-19 testing clinic. A health care provider should be consulted regarding any medical questions. If the results of the Assessment Tool indicate that a Resident seems to have symptoms of COVID-19 or should self-isolate, the Resident should return to their assigned Student Housing space and immediately inform their Residence Assistant (RA) or the Family Housing Community Manager.
If the results of the Assessment Tool indicate that an individual does not seem to have symptoms of COVID-19 or is not required to isolate, that individual may come to the University Locations subject to their adherence to the University’s COVID-19 safety practices. Information regarding safety protocols and practices are found on the University’s Return to Campuses website.
In addition to results from the Assessment Tool which indicate there are no COVID-19 symptoms and there is no requirement to self-isolate, employees and contractors must be approved by their supervisor, as appropriate before attending to their University worksite.
Anyone who attends the Guelph Campus or other University of Guelph work location without completing the Screening Form or who falsely reports the results of the Assessment Tool or does not comply with the University’s COVID-19 safety practices will not be permitted at any University Locations and may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
In order to complete the Screening Form, you will be required to provide personal information including your name, email address and phone number. This personal information will be collected by the University pursuant to the University of Guelph Act 1964 and consistent with Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information will be retained for a period of five years or as otherwise required by law. If an outbreak of COVID-19 takes place which may affect you, your personal information may be disclosed to the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health or other applicable Public Health Unit to assist with contact tracing efforts.
The information you provide in the Assessment Tool is not collected by the University.
If you have any questions about the Screening Form, please contact Student Health Services at 519-824-4120 x52131 or if you live in Student Housing, please contact your Residence Assistant (RA) or the Family Housing Community Manager.