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COVID-19 Updates

Plans for Fall 2021

At the University of Toronto and Trinity College, we are guided by the collective commitment to the health and safety of our community, to maintaining academic excellence, and to ensuring that our students feel a part of university’s caring community. The health, safety and well-being of our community members is a top priority. With optimism and continued vigilance, the College is working in coordination with U of T, Faculty of Arts & Science and Toronto School of Theology for the safe return to in-person instruction and related activities for the fall term.

In order to bring students, faculty and staff back to campus as safely as possible this fall, all community members will be required to submit proof of immunization against COVID-19 before coming to campus this fall as mandated by the University of Toronto’s vaccination requirement. In addition, many of the College’s existing onsite COVID-19 protocols will remain in place including the COVID-19 self-assessment and the requirement to wear masks indoors.

Our planning will continue to be informed by public health directives and university guidelines. We remain committed to protecting the health and safety of all members of our community, and we will take additional measures if conditions change in the fall and winter ahead.

Trinity Updates

Trinity College Buildings: Closed

All Trinity College buildings (Trinity proper, St. Hilda’s College, Gerald Larkin, John W. Graham Library/Munk School) will continue to remain closed to members of the public and visitors. Only members of the university community – current students, faculty and staff – who are College residents or require access to Trinity buildings for instructional and work purposes can enter (see daily COVID-19 self-assessment, vaccination mandate and mask policy). The status of our facilities may change as public health guidance is revised.

Events at Trinity College

The health, safety and well-being of our community members is very important to us. For fall 2021 and until the public health advice changes, most events will continue to be held virtually rather than in person. Many of the College’s community-wide virtual events will be posted on our online calendar.

COVID-19 Vaccination and Self-Assessment

All members of our community who come onto U of T campuses or premises this fall must:

  1. Be fully vaccinated and have provided the University with proof of vaccination
  2. Complete daily health screenings via UCheck

COVID-19 Self-Assessment:

  • U of T students, faculty, staff and librarians: Continue to use UCheck for your self-assessments each time you come to campus.
  • Trinity employees: Until UCheck becomes available for Trinity staff and faculty, continue to use the Trinity COVID-19 screening tool for your self-assessments each time you arrive on campus. If you are unable to complete the online tool, please ensure that you go to the Welcome Desk before you proceed to your office and complete and submit a hard copy of the screening tool. If you have any questions, or have any accommodation requests, please contact hr@trinity.utoronto.ca.

COVID-19 Vaccination: The University requires that all those intending to be present on our campuses be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.  The university expects all members of the community to have their first vaccine dose by September 13, and to have received their second dose by October 15 (i.e., full vaccination by October 29). Those awaiting the conclusion of the 14-day period after their second vaccination or who have a University-approved exemption must participate in the University’s rapid screening program and may be subject to additional safety measures. See the U of T Vaccine FAQs for further information.

  • Starting September 6, 2021, you will be able to upload proof of vaccination in UCheck. Only the vaccine receipt(s) that provides proof that you are fully vaccinated is required. For example, if you have a Government of Ontario vaccine receipt that documents the second of two doses, upload only this document.
  • Trinity employees will be notified when UCheck becomes available.
  • If you received instructions to upload your proof of vaccination via Star Rez or Service Now, you should do so as soon as possible. Once UCheck is ready, you will also be required to also upload your vaccine documents in UCheck.

Important resources:

Trinity College Employees: If you forget or unable to complete the online tool, please ensure that you go to the Welcome Desk before you proceed to your office and complete and submit a hard copy of the screening tool. If you have any questions, or have any accommodation requests, please contact hr@trinity.utoronto.ca.

Non-Medical Masks or Face Coverings

In line with the University of Toronto, Trinity College has implemented the temporary Policy requiring face masks to be worn in indoor spaces on University property (updated August 25, 2021).

This Policy will remain in effect as long as Ontario public health authorities and/or the Ontario government recommend or mandate that mask-wearing is a necessary measure to protect health and safety in indoor spaces.

Please refer to the guideline for additional details. Public Health authorities recommend using a well-fitting mask, preferably with three layers. For FAQs on Masks, click here.

Health & Safety Measures on Campus

As we prepare for the safe and gradual return to campus for fall 2021, we continue to implement health and safety measures based on government and public health directives.

The College is guided by the University of Toronto’s guide to a safe return to work to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep our community safe.

Student Services at Trinity

As of September 7, 2021, the Student Services Centre (Office of the Registrar and Office of the Dean of Students) located along the main hallway of Trinity proper will be open for in-person drop-in questions: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

Registrar’s Office Drop-in Hours – Fall 2021 via Zoom: Tuesday 10 am – 12 pm; and Thursday 10 am – 12 pm. The Zoom link is located under the Office of The Registrar Quercus page (log in with your UTORid). If you have any questions, please feel free to email registrar@trinity.utoronto.ca.

The John W. Graham Library will reopen on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. The Graham Library and other U of T Libraries will be open to current students, faculty and staff only. Click here for more information on fall 2021 reopening at the Graham Library.

Learn more about the services and resources available to all students here. Please connect with the following offices if you have any questions or concerns or would like help accessing  services and supports:

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