In light of the recent announcement by the Province of Ontario that the City of Toronto would be subject to additional restrictions on gatherings and in-person dining due to rising COVID-19 numbers, some adjustments have been made to our operations at Trinity College.
Food service at the College will be on a take-out only basis until the restrictions on indoor dining are lifted. However, Trinity will continue to make as much outdoor seating available as possible so that residence students can continue to eat together in a safe, appropriately distanced manner.
The Faculty of Arts & Science has also announced that all undergraduate courses that are currently offered as hybrid (or dual delivery) courses – those courses taught with both online sections and in-person sections – will switch to entirely online delivery for the remainder of the Fall term. Courses that are delivered in-person only, and essential instruction such as lab courses, will continued to be offered in person and will continue to follow health and safety procedures already in place. At Trinity, a small number of our classes have an in-person option. Those classes will move to online only delivery while the additional restrictions are in place.
“A great deal of work has been done to ensure that Trinity could provide a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students,” Provost Mayo Moran said. “We knew that we had to plan for a rapidly changing situation and we have. While we very much regret that for the time being students will be unable to dine together inside or to attend small distanced classes, we had arrangements in place to cope with the possibility of a second wave and are well-prepared. Our staff, faculty and community advisors and others are committed to finding ways to ensure that our students are supported in what we know is a challenging environment. I am grateful to work with staff and faculty who are so dedicated to the student experience.”
The College will continue to monitor the situation and to update the Trinity community.