COVID-19 Update: March 17, 2020 | 4:00 pm

To our U of T Engineering community

In the spirit of taking care of ourselves and each other I wanted to share the following guidelines. Again, I know there is a lot of information going around right now — our Faculty’s updates are all collected here:

Currently, Toronto Public Health and our Occupational Health & Safety Team indicate that there is an overall low risk level for COVID-19 infection; however, we will all remain vigilant. To that end:

  • All employees and students should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms listed in the University’s COVID-19 FAQs
    • If experiencing symptoms, please have employees and students follow the directives detailed on the Toronto Public Health website including self-isolating, taking the available Self-Assessment and following the recommendations for seeking additional care from their primary care provider, Telehealth or nearest hospital based of their symptoms
    • If an employee or student is contacted by a Public Health authority with regards to COVID-19, please have them contact the University’s Occupational Health Nurse at: 
  • If advised by Public Health that they are to self-isolate, any employee or student must confirm with Public Health that they are clear to resume normal activities prior to returning to work or study.


  • If any student is sick or self-isolating, they should advise their supervisor, undergraduate coordinator, or graduate coordinator as applicable of their status.

Staff & faculty

I know we’re all doing our best to take care of our communities, both on campus and off.


Christopher Yip
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
University of Toronto