The University’s Response to COVID-19

If you have broader questions relating to COVID-19 and the University’s planning, we encourage you to visit the University’s COVID-19 website.

Operational Information

COVID-19 Remote & Flexible Work Arrangements

After identifying critical functions, managers, division heads, and Deans should implement work-from-home arrangements for their entire teams, effective immediately.

COVID-19 Pay Continuity

The University intends to keep employees – staff appointed and casual – ‘whole’ for the period of March 14 – April 30. Employees will be updated after this period if circumstances change.

Continuity of Critical Functions that Support University of Toronto Core Activities

University Operations and Human Resources & Equity are ensuring that we have the central staff we need in critical areas working to support the University’s core activities.

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The University encourages faculty, staff, librarians and their families who may need additional support to reach out for help and make use of services available, both internally and externally.

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If You Are Sick or in Self-Isolation

All employees who are sick or who need to self-isolate should complete this self-declaration form after reporting their absence to their Manager, Supervisor, or Department Head. The University will use this information to monitor the overall health of our community.