Research & Clinical Education During COVID
In response to the continuing rise in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks and the significant impact on the province's hospital system, the Ontario government has declared a second provincial emergency which includes a stay-at-home order that went into effect Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
Through all of this uncertainty and change ahead, our community’s health and safety remain our highest priorities. This includes an ongoing commitment to mental health and wellbeing.
We encourage all Faculty members to follow public health best practices:
- Work remotely as much as possible
- Avoid any in-person meetings
- Manage your lab schedule and building entry
- Use U-Check before coming to campus
- Wear a mask in all indoor spaces, including labs, even when physical distancing measures can be applied
- Maintain 2-meter physical distancing at all times
- Practice good hand washing
- Sanitize surfaces and equipment after using
- Stay home when sick and seek medical attention if necessary
- Report any illness to your supervisor and the U of T nurse
- Get vaccinated when it’s your turn (working on this)
The University has developed guidelines for divisions and faculties in the areas of research, environmental health and safety and more.
The Faculty of Medicine offers a range of clinical and wellness resources for medical residents and fellows as well as continuing professional development resources for physicians navigating their roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. Undergraduate and graduate students also have access to ongoing updates from the University of Toronto, FAQs and U of T Research FAQs.