Would You Be Ready to Isolate?
  • Don’t let your laundry get behind!
  • You will need enough clothing for at least 14 days if you are required to isolate, so we recommend doing your laundry weekly.
  • Keep stocked up with the following:
    • Prescriptions and any pain/upset stomach/nausea/cough medications
    • Facial tissues, cough drops, etc.
    • Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, other personal care items 
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap 
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Hygiene products
    • Any food/snacks/drinks you would want to have
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Masks
    • Toilet paper (suite residents only)
  • Have a plan
    • If you need to isolate or self-isolate, do you have somewhere nearby to do so safely, or would you need to stay in the residence? (Note, students living in North R Building would be relocated temporarily to a suite in T Building for their isolation period.)
    • If you are going to isolate elsewhere, create a plan with the family member you’ll be staying with. Is there a private room for you? What is your plan for direct, private transportation there?
    • Consider these things as well:  https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/covid-19-how-to-isolate-at-home.html
Are You Leaving Residence on Weekends, Reading Week, Holidays?

As Ontario has been working hard to limit the spread of COVID-19, we want to encourage residents to carefully consider their weekend, Thanksgiving, and Reading Week plans. The province has recently been experiencing a rise in cases and we want to encourage students to limit their social interactions during their time off campus.

Please remember that if you travel outside of Canada at any point, you are required to quarantine for 14 nights before returning to campus. If you are in the situation, you will need to make arrangements to quarantine somewhere other than Humber Residence.

Residence and Food Services remain open during Thanksgiving and over Reading Week, but if you are planning to spend time off campus, there are things that you can do to help ensure our community remains safe when you return. Regardless of where you are, you play a critical role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in residence and in the community. Here are some tips:

  • Avoid high-risk settings and activities, such as closed spaces, crowded places, close contact, etc.
  • Stick to a small and consistent social circle,
  • Practice physical distancing by keeping a 2-metre distance from others (outside of your social circle),
  • Wear a non-medical mask or face covering when:
    • Physical distancing isn’t possible, particularly in crowded public settings
    • You’re indoors in public spaces
    • Required by the business or local public health authority · Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol regularly,
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm,
    • Throw away used tissues in a lined garbage can and wash your hands right away,
  • Stay at home if you're sick (don’t return to residence),
    • Call the residence front desk to let us know

For more resources and information on COVID-19 and students, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/resources-youth-students.html