A memo distributed March 17, 2020 to all University of Toronto employees contains updated details on supporting critical operations at the university during the COVID-19 outbreak. The university remains open but encourages employees who are able to work from home to do so.

Human Resources & Equity (HRE) has developed a temporary special guideline to telecommuting for employees who can work from home. More HR information, such as pay continuity, can be found on HRE’s COVID-19 information page.

U of T is committed to the health, safety and well-being of its community. New measures have been implemented to track the confirmed cases of COVID-19 among members in our community. 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.

COVID-19 FAQ, resources and more

Events listing - on hold

The university recommends cancelling or postponing all discretionary events that are not required as part of courses and academic requirements.

Coping with stress

Please know that supports continue to be available to you, including the university’s Employee & Family Assistance Program. Human Resources & Equity has compiled a list of other resources available to the community on their website; this list will be updated frequently. As a reminder, students have access to My SSP and other resources.

A final reminder that the University of Toronto continually updates our frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and our community.