Winter 2021 FAQ for Students
Last updated: February 19, 2021
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.
Bloomberg Nursing remains committed first and foremost to the health and safety of our entire community during the COVID-19 pandemic. To that end, we are following the advice of public health authorities as we focus on three guiding principles:
- Promoting health and safety
- Advancing academic excellence
- Meeting the needs of our community
We know students have many questions about what your studies and practicums will look like in the coming winter months. We invite you to read through the FAQ. This page will be continually updated as more information is available. If your questions are not answered below, please email email@example.com
Graduate students: Visit the School of Graduate Studies website for graduate-student resources and information.
Due to the unexpected reductions in supply and delayed shipments of the Covid19 vaccine, Ontario has experienced delays in its plan for vaccination rollout. So far, Ontario has reached a target to offer a first dose of the vaccine to residents of all long-term care homes and has now administered over 167,000 doses to long-term care and retirement home residents.
Once the completion of first-dose vaccination offers to all staff, essential caregivers and remaining residents of long-term care, high-risk retirement homes and First Nations elder care homes, and adults in Indigenous communities has taken place, first-dose vaccinations will be made available, pending supply, to the remainder of Phase One populations, which includes health care workers identified as the high priority level in the Ministry of Health’s guidance on Health Care Worker Prioritization (PDF). This also includes students and trainees.
More updates will be provided as they become available.
Winter 2021 placement info? Visit:
On November 20th, President Gertler sent a special message to all members of the University of Toronto community announcing changes to the start of the winter term for some undergraduate programs.
All Bloomberg Nursing classes for the Winter Term 2021 will commence the week of January 4, 2021. This is to ensure students can finish the academic year in a timely manner. Information regarding class schedules, including online classes, simulation labs, clinical practica, etc. for all programs for the Winter term, will be provided by relevant Program Directors and faculty.
As a reminder, the University of Toronto is closed for the holidays from December 23, 2020 to January 1, 2021. The University re-opens on January 4, 2021.
Graduate students can visit the School of Graduate Studies website for graduate-student resources and information.
Please visit our Online Learning Resources page for tips and strategies to help you with your online learning experience.
Winter 2021 Placements
We are working with the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN) and our other placement partners on plans to maintain clinical practicums in the Winter term. There is a possibility that placements may be restricted, disrupted, or paused for a period of time, should clinical services be reduced or halted as a result of a resurgence of COVID-19. There may be alterations made to the scheduling or delivery format of clinical placements in the Winter term.
See placement FAQ for undergraduate students and graduate students for additional information.
Winter 2021 Sim Lab
The Faculty currently plans to hold Sim Lab sessions in Winter. All students who have scheduled Sim Lab sessions as a component of their course should familiarize themselves with the Sim Lab-specific guidance provided by the Faculty, in advance of attendance.
Before each visit to campus, you must complete the UCheck self-assessment on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. UCheck is now mandatory, and your individual responses are kept private and will not be received by the University. It is not a contact tracing or exposure app.
Alternatively, if you choose not to use UCheck, you can access an offline or paper-based log to complete your self-assessment and document your risk status here.
If you are a student living in residence, check your status daily.
For all other students, faculty, staff, and librarians, you must use UCheck every time you plan to be on campus.
Sim Lab sessions may be disrupted, restricted or cease depending on the guidance from the University of Toronto and Public Health Ontario.