Current Measures in Residence

Updated August 4, 2022

Humber Residence continues to encourage residents wherever possible to limit their contact with others, stay up to date on vaccinations, wear a mask, and physically distance when interacting with others.

Accommodations

  • Residents living in suite-style accommodations will have a roommate.
  • If a student living in a suite is required to isolate, they will complete their required isolation in their suite with their roommate. Students who are able to isolate at home may choose to do so instead.
  • If a student living in a single room is required to isolate, they may isolate in their own room and may leave their room only to access the washroom on their floor, but will be required to wear a tight-fitting mask when leaving their room to use the washroom.
  • Students in isolation will receive 
  • If not feeling well, residents are expected to complete the self-reporting form to determine next steps 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).

Shared Spaces/Social Gatherings

  • Studies and lounges are open.
  • Community kitchens are available for booking at the front desk.

Cleaning/Hygiene

  • Cleaning is being conducted following our flu-season protocol, which includes increased frequency of high-touch areas and a hospital-grade disinfectant.
  • For more information about what students need to know before coming to campus, please visit: https://humber.ca/campus-return/

As measures change, we will provide updates on this page.

Masks in Residence

Residence is a mask-friendly environment. Unless the public health situation in the province changes dramatically, indoor masking on campus will be a personal choice. 

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

Updated August 4, 2022

Students living in residence MUST complete Humber’s self-reporting form if they:

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

As always, Humber and the University of Guelph-Humber follows direction from Toronto Public Health on appropriate measures to take. For more information on being prepared in case you need to isolate, please visit www.humber.ca/residence/planahead.

The following isolation guidelines will be followed:

If you live in a suite:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID: 
    • Complete the self-reporting form to ensure Residence is aware that you are in isolation and can arrange food delivery and pause suite cleaning.
    • You must isolate for at least 5-10 days, depending on your vaccination status. After your required isolation days end, you can leave isolation only if your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal. 
    • Your roommate will remain in your suite with you, and you must both maintain physical distancing and wear tight-fitting masks when in common areas of the suite.
    • If you are able to isolate at home, and have private transportation directly there, you may choose to do so.
  • If your roommate has symptoms of COVID or has received a positive test result, but you do not have symptoms:
    • If you are 18 or over and have not received a booster dose, you will be required to isolate for the same period as your roommate.
    • Complete the self-reporting form to ensure Residence is aware that you are in isolation and can arrange food delivery.
    • If you are not vaccinated, you must isolate for 10 days even if you have no symptoms, unless you if you have previously tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days and do not have any symptoms.
  • Complete the self-reporting form to ensure Residence is aware that you are in isolation and can arrange food delivery.
  • If you are 18 or over and have received a booster dose at least 2 weeks ago, you will not be required to isolate as long as you do not have any symptoms. You will remain in your suite, and may come and go as you please. Do not have visitors in your room during this time.
  • If you are 17 or under, have received 2 doses of an approved COVID vaccine at least 2 weeks ago, and you do not have any symptoms, you will not be required to isolate.
  • You will remain in your suite. Wear a tight-fitting mask and maintain physical distance while in common areas of the suite. Continue to self-monitor.
  • If you have been exposed to someone (who you do not live with) who has COVID symptoms or who has received a positive test result:
    • If you are vaccinated, you should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure.
    • If you are not vaccinated, you must isolate for 10 days even if you have no symptoms, unless you if you have previously tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days and do not have any symptoms.
  • If you are staying off campus and someone who you are staying with has COVID symptoms or has received a positive test result,  you must complete the self-reporting form prior to returning to campus, and follow the directives provided.
  • If you are required to isolate with them, do not return to residence until your isolation is complete (depending on both of your vaccination status, this typically ranges from 5-10 days.

If you live in a single room:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID:
    • Complete the self-reporting form to ensure Residence is aware that you are in isolation and can arrange food delivery.
    • You must isolate for at least 5-10 days, depending on your vaccination status. After your required isolation days end, you can leave isolation only if your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal. 
    • You may remain in your own room and may leave your room only to access the washroom on your floor. You will be required to wear a tight-fitting mask when leaving your room to use the washroom, and must maintain physical distance from others while in the washroom.
    • You will be offered the option of temporarily relocating to an isolation suite, if they are available. If we do not have isolation suites, you will be required to isolate in your own room.
    • If you are able to isolate at home, and have private transportation directly there, you may choose to do so.
  • If you have been exposed to someone (who you do not live with) who has COVID symptoms or who has received a positive test result:
    • If you are fully vaccinated, you should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure. 
    • If you are unvaccinated, you must isolate for at least 10 days even if you have no symptoms. Complete the self-reporting form to ensure Residence is aware that you are in isolation and can arrange food delivery.
  • If you are staying off campus and someone who you are staying with has COVID symptoms or has received a positive test result,  you must complete the self-reporting form prior to returning to campus, and follow the directives provided.
  • If you are required to isolate with them, do not return to residence until your isolation is complete (depending on both of your vaccination status, this typically ranges from 5-10 days.