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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

Looking ahead

[COVID-19] Restart & Recovery

The University of Toronto is preparing for a gradual safe return to our campuses for faculty, librarians, staff and students. As an institution, we are following the advice of public health authorities as we develop a range of options in the face of incredible complexity and a constantly evolving situation.


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.


UTogether2020: A Roadmap for the University of Toronto

This roadmap serves as a guide to our community as we develop and undertake the process of returning to research, course instruction and other activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

In order to track COVID-19 related absences, all faculty, staff and librarians who are absent due to COVID-19 related illness OR who must self-isolate based on public health advice must complete the Self-Declaration form:

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