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General COVID-19 Updates

For all the latest information, please see the University’s Coronavirus page. Please take the time to review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Human Resources & Equity page on COVID-19.

If you or members of your unit have a question that is not covered, please consider using the Contact Us button located at the top of the FAQ section to submit your question.

Critical Operations to Support the University’s Core Commitments (PDAD&C #54)

The University remains open but encourages employees who can work from home to do so. For the University to deliver on our commitments to teaching, residences and critical research, some employees will be required to come to our campuses, and we remain committed to their health and safety. Some employees may be assigned to other duties. This memo contains more details about what this will entail.

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Public Health Process at the University of Toronto (PDAD&C #53)

Given the high volume of work experienced by public health authorities, the University is asking that any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 immediately report this result directly to U of T’s Occupational Health Nurse by email at ehs.occhealth@utoronto.ca. Please note that the University must respect the privacy of individuals who are being tested or who have tested positive for COVID-19. Managers, Chairs, and Unit Heads should NOT send any messaging directly to faculty, staff, or others about suspected or confirmed cases.

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Modification to the Tenure Committee Meeting Protocols in Response to COVID-19 (PDAD&C #52)

In light of the COVID-19 situation and challenges that may occur in scheduling meetings, the University and UTFA have agreed to a change in the tenure process for the duration of this 2019-2020 academic year.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Research FAQ

The Division of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation has created a page to provide updated answers to the most common questions that researchers may have regarding the unfolding COVID-19 situation. The page will be updated daily with the most current information. We encourage all researchers to visit the page and review the information. The link to the page is https://research.utoronto.ca/covid-19

Message to Graduate Chairs & Graduate Deans from SGS Dean, Joshua Barker

A memo to Graduate Chairs and Graduate Deans is going out today from the School of Graduate Studies regarding how COVID-19 is affecting graduate programs and graduate research at U of T, and steps they may need to take in their own graduate units. Also included are a memo that SGS is sending to all U of T graduate students, and one that Graduate Chairs are expected to forward to all their own graduate faculty members. These memos include important information tailored to the needs of each particular constituency.
The Provost's Weekly Digest is distributed each Friday.
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