Cartoon image banner of Humber Hawk and Guelph Owl mascots.  Residents must be fully vaccinated so we can move forward ogether safely.

 

Fall 2022 Residence FAQs
Coming soon.
Measures in Residence for Spring 2022

Updated May 3, 2022

Due to the growing dominance of the Omicron variant and recent guidance from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, increased measures are currently in place.

We are also encouraging residents to limit their contact with others, ensure masks are worn, and physically distancing when interacting with others.

Accommodations

  • Residents living in suite-style accommodations will be able to 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 or will be required to move to an isolation unit (see isolation requirements section for more information). Students who are able to isolate at home may choose to do so.
  • If a student living in a single is required to isolate, they will be moved to an isolation suite, as available.
  • 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

  • Masks are required in all common areas of residence.
  • Studies and lounges are open with a reduced capacity.
  • Community kitchens continue to be available for booking at the front desk. One student per cooking area will be permitted at a time for food preparation only.
  • Residence dining halls are currently closed.
  • 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.

Masks in Residence

Residence and the College continues to require masks to be worn in all common spaces indoors. 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.

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:

  • Have symptoms of 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. The following guidelines will be followed:

If you are fully vaccinated and live in a suite:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID: 
    • You must isolate for at least 5 days. You can end isolation after five days only if your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal. 
    • If your roommate is isolating with you, you will remain in your suite together.
    • If your roommate does not need to isolate, you will be temporarily relocated to a private 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.
    • If you are 18 or over and have received a booster dose at least 2 weeks ago, you will not be required to isolate.
    • If you are 17 or under and have received 2 doses of an approved COVID vaccine at least 2 weeks ago, you will not be required to isolate.
  • 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: you should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure.
  • 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 self-isolate with them and not return to residence until their isolation is complete (depending on their vaccination status, this could range fro 5-10 days, and after their symtpoms have improved for at least 24 hours,or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal).

If you are fully vaccinated and live in a single room:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID: You will be moved to an isolation suite if one is available and must isolate for at least 5 days. You can end isolation after five days only if your symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal. 
    • If we do not have isolation suites, you may be required to isolate at another campus or off-campus.
    • 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: You can remain in your single room and you should self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days after your last exposure. 
  • 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 self-isolate with them and not return to residence until their isolation is complete. (Depending on their vaccination status, this could range from 5-10 days, and after their symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal.)

If you have an approved vaccine exemption:

  • If you have symptoms of COVID, or you test positive for COVID: You must isolate for 10 days.
  • If you have been exposed to someone who has COVID symptoms or who has received a positive test: You must isolate for 10 days, even if you have no symptoms. 
  • If you live in North R or S Building, you will be moved to an isolation suite for the duration of your isolation. If no isolation suites are available, you may be required to isolate at another campus or off-campus.
  • 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 not return to residence until your isolation is complete. (Typically after 10 days, or after their symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours, or 48 hours if symptoms are gastrointestinal, whichever is longer.)

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