COVID-19 Reporting at Humber: When and How to Report

NOTE: On December 30, 2021, the provincial government announced updated testing and isolation guidelines in response to Omicron. Humber is working with Toronto Public Health to update the steps for COVID-19 Reporting at Humber, in light of these changes. These steps have been updated to reflect recent changes. Humber will continue to review changes to the guidelines and update this site as further direction is received from Toronto Public Health.  

Remember to monitor your symptoms daily, wear a mask, and physically distance. Do not come to campus if you are sick or think you are sick. 

If you have been on campus in the past 14 days or plan to be on campus in the next 14 days (including students in residence)

Please note that you can seek health advice from Telehealth (1-866-797-0000), your local public health unit, or your health-care provider as needed for any of the list scenarios. Follow the directions of your local public health unit or your health-care provider. If you feel sick or have symptoms visit covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.

Identify and click the scenario that applies to you

Tested positive for COVID-19 (By PCR or Rapid Test)
  1. Do not come to campus. Self-isolate.
  2. Contact Humber to confidentially report to covidreporting@humber.ca or 416.675.5007.
  3. Inform your professor or manager.
  4. If you are fully vaccinated, you can return to campus when you have self-isolated for at least five days from the date of your COVID-19 test AND your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours.
  5. If you are not fully vaccinated, you can return return to campus when you have self-isolated for 10 days AND your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours*

    *Note: The period of isolation may range depending on individual circumstances and vaccination status.  

Feeling sick or have COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 Symptoms: Fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, decrease/loss of smell and taste; or two or more of the following symptoms - sore throat, extreme fatigue, muscle aches/joint pain, headache, runny nose/nasal congestion, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea.
  1. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, do not come to campus. Self-Isolate.
  2. Contact Humber to confidentially report to covidreporting@humber.ca or 416.675.5007.
  3. Inform your professor or manager that you are sick, or are having symptoms of being sick.
  4. If you meet the criteria for testing, get tested. Follow the recommendations of your health-care provider/public health/the COVID-19 Reporting Health Team for next steps and options.
  5. If you are fully vaccinated, you can return to campus when you have self-isolated for at least five days from the date of your COVID-19 test AND your symptoms have been improving for at least 24 hours.*
  6. If you are not fully vaccinated, you can return to campus when you have self-isolated for 10 days AND your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours.*
  7. For all other symptoms other than those listed above, stay home and self-isolate until your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours (48 hours for gastrointestinal symptoms).

    *Note: The period of isolation may range depending on individual circumstances and vaccination status.  

Been in close contact (less than 6-feet, with or without a mask, for 15 mins or longer) with someone who is presumed or confirmed as positive for COVID-19 (including anyone you live with)
  1. Contact Humber to confidentially report to covidreporting@humber.ca or 416.675.5007.
  2. Inform your professor or manager.
  3. If you are fully vaccinated, your close contact does not live with you and you have no symptoms - self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days. You can continue to work on campus.
  4. If you are not fully vaccinated, do not come to campus and self-isolate for 10 days.
  5. If your close contact was someone who lives with you and you do not have any symptoms, stay at home and self-isolate until your household member with COVID-19 ends their isolation.
  6. Get tested, if you meet the criteria for testing
Have questions about COVID-19 at Humber
  1. Visit humber.ca/updateshumber.ca/campus-return or humber.ca/hroe/hr/health-safety/covid-19-resources for information and FAQs
  2. Speak to your professor or manager

If you have NOT been on campus in the past 14 days and do NOT plan to be on campus in the next 14 days

Identify and click the scenario that applies to you

Tested positive for COVID-19
  1. Inform your professor or manager that you are sick and that you have not been on campus.
  2. Follow regular sick leave procedures (employees). 
  3. Staff requiring accommodations should confidentially contact Occupational Health and Safety at occhealth@humber.ca; students needing academic considerations should contact their professor(s).
  4. Follow Public Health guidelines regarding self-isolation
Feeling sick or have COVID-19 symptoms
COVID-19 Symptoms: Fever/chills, cough, shortness of breath, decrease/loss of smell and taste; or two or more of the following symptoms - sore throat, extreme fatigue, muscle aches/joint pain, headache, runny nose/nasal congestion, gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea.
  1. Contact your physician or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 and/or visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.
  2. Inform your professor or manager that you are sick. 
  3. Stay at home and self-isolate.* 
  4. If you meet the criteria for testing, get tested. 
  5. If your work is impacted, speak with your professor or manager.
    **Note: The period of isolation may range depending on individual circumstances and vaccination status. 
Think you may have COVID
  1. Contact your physician or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 and/or visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.
  2. If meet the criteria for testing, get tested.
  3. If your work is impacted, speak with your professor or manager.
Been in close contact (less than 6-feet, with or without a mask, for 15 mins or longer) with someone who is presumed or confirmed positive for COVID-19 (including anyone you live with)
  1. Contact your physician or Telehealth at 1-866-797-0000 and/or visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/.
  2. Self-monitor for symptoms or self-isolate, as directed by Public Health, from the last day you were in contact with the indivdual.
  3. If you meet the criteria for testing, get tested. 
  4. Inform your professor or manager.
Have questions about COVID-19 at Humber
  1. Visit humber.ca/updateshumber.ca/campus-return or humber.ca/hroe/hr/health-safety/covid-19-resources for information and FAQs. 
  2. Speak to your professor or manager.