Home • The Division of HR & Equity Provide feedback   Toggle contrast mode:

The University’s Response to COVID-19

HR & Equity COVID-19 Mainpage

We want to acknowledge and recognize the outstanding work and dedication of our faculty, librarians, and staff as we undertake an institutional response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have broader questions relating to COVID-19 and the University’s planning, we encourage you to visit the University’s COVID-19 website.

COVID-19 Resources

Staff Wellness Days

To support staff wellness and personal well-being, the President is granting all appointed staff with three additional paid days off work.

Frequently Asked Questions: Staff Wellness Days

COVID-19 Wellness and Working from Home Toolkit

As part our commitment to well-being while working from home during COVID-19, we’ve curated a number of resources and strategies for supporting individuals, managers and teams.

Access the Wellness Toolkit

COVID-19 Leadership Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to provide University of Toronto leaders, managers, and supervisors with the information they need to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access the Leadership Toolkit on HRSC

If You Are Sick or in Self-Isolation

The university is asking any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 to immediately report this result directly to U of T’s Occupational Health Nurse by email at ehs.occhealth@utoronto.ca.

illustration of two doctors

Ucheck Self Assessment

The University of Toronto is launching a new tool to support the health & safety of our community as we gradually return to campus this fall.

The UCheck web portal will allow faculty, librarians, staff, and students to generate a COVID-19 risk status by completing a quick and thorough self-assessment that is unique to U of T. This risk status will inform whether an individual should visit campus in person or not and will allow the University to better manage our workforce and student population as we move into the fall.

Begin UCheck Self-Assessment

COVID-19: What’s Next
A podcast from Vivek Goel examining the COVID-19 pandemic

Understanding the current state of COVID, and how it affects you.

Listen to What’s Next

illustration of a man at a bench using his phone to complete a checklist


Returning to Campus

Facilitating our community’s gradual return to campus.

Coming back

Working Remotely

Keeping connected while practising social distancing.

Contributing from afar

Managing Employees

Giving managers the resources they need to help their employees.

Leading remotely

Absences during COVID-19

COVID-19 absence-related guidelines and forms for employees and managers.

Reporting an absence

COVID-19 Policies, Guidelines, and Resources

Continuing our research, academic initiatives, and other core activities.

Understanding our framework

Wellness, Equity, and Accommodation

Supporting an intentionally inclusive community.

Including the entire community