Return to Campus Agreement and Humber Guardian App Self-Assessment

Dear Humber and University of Guelph-Humber employees,

As we make plans and anticipate being able to expand our ability to return to campus over the next year, we are asking employees to take steps to mitigate the risks related to COVID-19. This can be done through education, adherence to established safety protocols and presenting safety concerns immediately to your manager.

Two key steps to be taken by you are: to read and complete the Return to Campus Agreement by August 31, 2020, regardless of your planned return to campus date, and prior to attending campus, daily completion of the COVID -19 self-assessment on the Humber Guardian app which will determine your ability to attend campus that day.

Health and safety are a shared responsibility between students, staff and the Humber Administration. Accordingly, Humber will count on all members of the community to adhere to safety guidelines, self-monitor and assess one’s own health, and to continue to learn and work remotely in adherence with established operational plans.

In accordance with our principles for the resumption of on-campus activities, individuals, including students, employees and contractors, who are asked to attend campus in the coming weeks and months will be responsible for helping to maintain a safe and healthy environment that will allow Humber to succeed with its return to campus plan and protocol, including:

1. Complete the Return to Campus Agreement

All members of our community are required to complete and sign the Return to Campus Agreement.

Please watch your Humber inbox for an email from Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness with the Return to Campus Agreement. Once you receive it, kindly follow the instructions to complete and electronically submit the form before returning to campus.

Signing this document will signify your acknowledgement and awareness of the return to campus rules and agreement to co-operate with the measures that are, and/or may be put in place to ensure that we can all remain safe while on campus. The purpose of the agreement is to confirm a commitment to adhere to all safety protocols established by the College.

All staff are being asked to complete, sign and submit the agreement by August 31, 2020, even if you are not scheduled to physically return to campus in the Fall, for ease of administration and commitment to campus safety. Individuals who do not complete and sign the agreement will be contacted by their manager for follow-up.

Employees who are unable to complete the agreement electronically should print and return a signed copy to their Associate Dean or Manager (as applicable) prior to coming to campus.

Students will also be required to sign the agreement before returning to campus. The Registrar’s Office is emailing the agreement directly to students.

Anyone who signed a paper copy of the form during the Summer months will be required to complete it electronically.

Given the critical importance of a safe campus environment, compliance with safety protocols, including completing the agreement form is mandatory for all employees and for students who are attending campus, and will be enforced. Failure to complete and submit the Return to Campus Agreement and/or failure to comply with established or future safety protocols will be taken seriously and addressed promptly. Employees and students are expected to confirm their adherence to established safety protocols.

2. Complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Form on the Humber Guardian App

The Guardian app is available for free in Apple or Google Play stores. The self-assessment must be completed prior to each day you come to campus. For example, if you are planning to be on campus on Monday and Tuesday in the same week, you must complete the assessment on both days.

You can access the self-assessment by clicking on COVID-19 Updates and then COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

In order to prevent a slow down at entry ways, you are asked to complete the app prior to attending campus and have your approval screen ready to show to designated staff who will be reviewing the approvals to attend campus at campus entrances.

Humber and the Department of Public Safety reserve the right to ask any student, staff and faculty for proof of daily completion of the COVID-19 Self-Assessment.

Anyone who does not have a smart phone or is unable to download or update the Humber Guardian app, may find an alternate format of the questions here. Contact the Department of Public Safety at 416.675.8500 or if you have any questions.

Please visit our Return to Campus website and for more information.