- 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 for fall 2021.
All incoming residents who are able to be vaccinated must have at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the Government of Canada prior to moving into residence and commit to obtaining a second dose no later than Friday, October 8, 2021 for vaccines that require a second dose. At this time, the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Government of Canada are: Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Students who are unable to receive a vaccination will have the opportunity to request a medical or human rights exemption, on grounds of disability and/or creed, which must be approved prior to moving in.
Students living in residence for fall must complete the vaccination status declaration page on the Residence Portal. Although proof of vaccination will not be required at this time, if necessary, students may later be required to provide further documentation of having received an approved vaccine.
Residents who have not completed this declaration and, if applicable, received an approved exemption, will not be permitted to move in until this is complete. Students who are approved for an 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.
Students who choose to cancel their residence space as a result of this change may do so by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2021, with a full refund. Instructions for canceling can be found at https://humber.ca/residence/apply-rates/cancellations. Off-campus accommodations can be found at www.places4students.com.
The vaccine requirement is designed to allow us to have most common spaces in residence open, such as lounges, studies, kitchens, and the dining hall. It will also mean that students will be able to have other residents visit in their rooms, suite students could have roommates, and 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.
- Measures in Residence for Fall 2021
Updated September 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.
- Residents living in single-style accommodations are assigned a specific toilet/sink/shower with three other people.
- 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.
- Common areas in residence, including community kitchens (for cooking), studies, and lounges will be open with restricted numbers and masks required.
- Residents and staff are encouraged to maintain 2m (6ft) distance from others.
- Masks are to be worn within all areas of campus buildings, with the only exemptions for employees working in private offices and/or personal work space where 2m (6ft) of physical distancing can be maintained.
- 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:
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 or quarantine 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 or quarantine. 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