UTogether: Responding to COVID at the
University of St. Michael’s College
Like other colleges, St. Michael’s is preparing for a gradual, safe return to campus following UofT processes and protocols outlined UTogether 2020: A Roadmap for the University of Toronto and guided by the staged reopening principles from the Province of Ontario. At every step, our top priority will continue to be the health and safety of our students, faculty, librarians, and staff.
Individuals who come to campus will be protected by our new safety measures which follow best practices in occupational health and safety and are similar to those in the broader community (e.g., in banks, stores, daycare centres, museums). These include limits on gatherings, floor signage, stickers and directional arrows to facilitate physical distancing, hand sanitization stations, enhanced cleaning, clear plexiglass barriers in some work areas, and the requirement that masks be worn in all common spaces including classrooms.
This page will be updated with information for the St. Michael’s community and links to updates and resources from UofT, the Faculty of Arts & Science and the Toronto School of Theology. This is an evolving situation and we appreciate your ongoing support and flexibility.
Updates for the St. Michael’s Community
- COVID-19 Increased Public Health Restrictions & Provincial Emergency Order (Jan. 15, 2021)
- Moving Forward – St. Michael’s Response to COVID-19 (Updated: Jan. 15, 2021)
- Information everyone should be aware of before returning to campus for work. An overview of the procedures in place and resources available to reduce risk.
- Mandatory COVID-19 Screening Now in Place (Sept. 26)
All employees, contractors, and volunteers coming to St. Michael’s to perform work are required to complete a COVID-19 screening process each time they arrive on campus.
- University of Toronto COVID-19 Dashboard
- COVID-19 screening poster for building entrances
- Latest news from UofT
Registrar and Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org is a single point of contact for St. Michael’s undergraduate students to find the help they need. The office will offer service to students via telephone and on-line via email and Teams. Additional information for newly admitted international students is available online.
Food Services: In accordance with provincial restrictions on indoor dining, the Canada Room and the Faculty Dining Room are offering take-out service only to students, staff and faculty, and are temporarily closed to the public. Additional information: USMC COVID-19 Safety Plan for Restaurants and Bars.
Kelly Library: The Kelly Library is now offering limited building facilities available for faculty, staff, and students with active UTORids, on a first-come, first-served basis. Online resources and services including curbside pickup are available.
SMC Residence: Increased cleaning requirements, physical distancing, and safety measures are in place in SMC Residence. For commonly asked questions regarding residence operations, rooms and room assignments, shared spaces and more, please visit the SMC Residence FAQs page. Additional information: USMC COVID-19 Safety Plan for Athletic Centres.
Conference Services: USMC COVID-19 Safety Plan for Meetings and Conferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
References & Resources
- For students: U of T Student Roadmap
- For faculty, staff and librarians: HR & Equity Restart and Recovery
- Wellness: Work from home toolkit
- Other: UofT, mental health and travel resources (bottom of the page)
- Archived: St. Michael’s COVID-19 resource page
Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including all UofT guidance documents, continues to evolve as the science and public health guidelines evolve. As the province defines the Stages of reopening for each region, our plans will adapt accordingly. We look forward to having everyone back on campus when it is safe to do so.