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COVID-19 Information Updates

Last updated: July 12, 2021

Read the Fall 2021 Planning Update – Dean’s Message

Spring / Summer Term 2021

As we prepare for the Spring / Summer term which normally commences around the end of April and finishes around the end of June, we are planning to continue to provide all Undergraduate and Graduate courses through remote teaching and learning delivery. Undergraduate and graduate student practicum as well as planned essential simulation lab learning activities will continue throughout this upcoming Spring / Summer term 2021 (unless restricted, disrupted or paused for periods of time due to public health guidelines).  

Wearing non-medical masks or face coverings is required in all indoor University spaces, whether restricted-access or open to the public. Faculty, students, and staff must continue to complete the UCheck self-assessment on a computer, tablet, or smartphone prior to visiting campus. Alternative, there is an offline paper-based log to complete and to report your risk: https://www.utoronto.ca/utogether/ucheck

The entire University community is focused on maintaining a healthy environment on our campuses. We will update this page regularly with important updates for Bloomberg Nursing students, faculty, staff and preceptors.

Travel restrictions

All international travel continues to be highly discouraged for safety reasons. In addition, travel to other provinces is also highly discouraged. With the situation being so fluid, it is extremely unwise to make travel plans for vacation, even outside of the province at this time. The public health guidelines are in a constant state of flux and quarantine rules could change pertaining to inter-provincial travel at any time.

The Government of Canada has recently instituted several new measures aimed at controlling the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health and safety of all Canadians. In addition, the Chief Medical Officer for Ontario strongly advises against travel to/from other provinces as per below:

• Only travel out of the province if it is essential
• Self-isolate for 14 days when arriving in or returning to Ontario

COVID 19 Vaccinations – Updated

Please kindly note that the “Community Health Care Workers & Learner Vaccination Registry” will be closing by July 7, 2021. After this date, learners will be redirected to the Ministry of Health’s vaccination system to schedule appointments.

In addition to other required vaccinations, we are requiring information on COVID-19 vaccination status. This information is needed in the interests of preventing and reducing the transmission of COVID-19 at a hospital or other placement site, and to satisfy requirements for COVID-19 vaccination status information by hospitals or other placement sites. Therefore, we require proof of vaccination of each dose of COVID-19 vaccine (of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series approved by the World Health Organization).

How to record vaccination status in Synergy [PDF]

 

Have questions about the Spring 2021 semester? Check out our Spring 2021 FAQ.

Looking for Spring 2021 placement info? Visit:

Spring 2021 Placement FAQs: Graduate Learners

Spring 2021 Placement FAQs: Undergraduate Learners

For all the latest University-wide information, please see the University of Toronto UTogether Information Page.

The University of Toronto Mental Health Resource an online portal is open and available for students.

Health and Wellness is open and providing health services to students virtually. 

ECHO Coping with COVID is designed for Healthcare Providers (including Nursing students) responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are invited to join ECHO sessions virtually through multi-point videoconference technology to share and learn about ways to build resilience and overall wellness through didactic lectures and case-based discussions.

 

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