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Vaccinations in Residence

On July 19, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities issued updated guidance for fall 2021 planning, including encouraging post-secondary institutions to return to normal as much as possible for life on campus. Humber Residence wishes to implement this recommendation as much as possible to provide our residents with a more typical residence life experience this year. As a result, we require COVID-19 vaccinations for students living in residence.

All incoming residents who are able to be vaccinated must be 2 weeks past their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (or one dose if Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) prior to moving into residence. Students who are unable to receive a vaccination will have the opportunity to request a medical or Human Rights exemption following the process outlined at https://humber.ca/campus-return/exemption-process.

Temporary exceptions will only be made for students arriving internationally who do not have access to vaccinations approved by the World Health Organization. In this case, students who are granted temporary exceptions will be required to obtain at least their first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to moving into residence, and required to follow additional measures until 2 weeks past their second dose.  

Students who are approved for medical or Human Rights exemption will be required to take additional precautions while in residence and will only be permitted to live in single rooms or single suite. Please note that as single suites are limited at the Lakeshore Residence, Lakeshore students with approved exemptions may be housed at the North Campus.

The vaccine requirement is designed to allow us to have most common spaces in residence open, so students can have other residents visit in their rooms, and so we will be able to offer more in-person events. We will continue to update residents accordingly.

We will continue to require masks to be worn in all common spaces indoors, and non-resident guests will not be permitted for the time being. All public health recommendations will continue to be followed and our operations may shift over time as those recommendations change.

If you have any questions, please email resmail@humber.ca for the North Campus or lakeresmail@humber.ca for the Lakeshore Campus.

Measures in Residence for Fall 2021

Updated October 26, 2021

Below is a list of measures that we have in place for fall 2021. As the semester progresses, however, we hope to continue to be able to further loosen these restrictions.

Accommodations

  • Residents living in suite-style accommodations will be able to have a roommate.
  • Students who are approved for a vaccine exemption will be required to live in single rooms.
  • Residents must complete the Humber Guardian self-assessment daily before leaving their room.
  • If a student living in residence has reported COVID-like symptoms, staff will not enter that suite until the student has been cleared by the health authorities, unless there is an urgent need (ie. heat not working).
  • No students will be permitted to quarantine in residence.

Shared Spaces/Social Gatherings

  • Guests are not permitted in residence.
  • Masks are required in all common areas of residence.
  • Studies and lounges will be open with restricted numbers, no food or drink permitted, and masks required. 
  • Community kitchens are available to sign out with restricted capacity.
  • Residents and staff are encouraged to maintain 2m (6ft) distance from others.

Cleaning/Hygiene

  • Cleaning is being conducted following our flu-season protocol, which includes increased frequency of high-touch areas and a hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • Any contractor who is required to enter the campus is screened and must follow strict safety measures.
  • All staff working in residence complete the Humber Guardian COVID self-assessment screening prior to coming to work every day.
  • When working inside student rooms, cleaning and maintenance staff wear disposable gloves.
  • For more information about what students need to know before coming to campus, please visit: https://humber.ca/campus-return/

As any additional measures are introduced, we will provide updates on this page.

Are You Feeling Sick?

STOP - DO NOT LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE ROOM, DO THIS:

Go to: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ If you do not pass this self-assessment, you must call our front desk for next steps:

CALL:

North Residence: 416-675-6622 ext. 77201
Lakeshore Residence: 416-675-6622 ext. 73001

Residence staff will provide further information and support to you at this point.

Residence Isolation Requirements

Students living in residence MUST call the residence front desk and speak with a staff member if they:

  • Are required to self-isolate as a result of contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19,
  • Test positive for COVID-19, or,
  • Did not pass the self-assessment here: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ 

As always, Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber follows direction from Toronto Public Health on appropriate measures to take. Students required to self-isolate would be encouraged to go home if possible. Where this is not possible, the residence would ensure that the student was placed in a suite for the duration of their self-isolation. For access to food during this time, the resident would order groceries online and staff would deliver outside their door.

For more information on being prepared in case you need to isolate, please visit www.humber.ca/residence/planahead