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Latest update – August 19, 2022

Return to Campus – September 2022

Saint Paul University regularly reviews its response to COVID-19, relying on the latest federal, provincial, and municipal health guidelines. We also consult across campus to provide a safe and welcoming workplace.

As we return to campus for the new academic year this September, we are also mindful that, as the World Health Organization recently reminded us, we are still living with COVID-19, even if cases seem low.

Since the start of the pandemic, Saint Paul University has been committed to the health and safety of the entire university community, whilst allowing us to continue with our regular activities.

Whilst many of the mandatory requirements have been relaxed, our advice to you is to remain vigilant to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remain safe. As a precautionary measure, the protective shielding installed in various workspaces will remain in place to better protect employees. Additionally, hand sanitizer will continue to be available in common areas across the campus, and each classroom will be supplied with spray disinfectant and wipes.

In particular, we recommend you:

  • Be fully vaccinated
  • Self-evaluate each day and follow health guidelines if you feel sick
  • Keep a safe distance from others where possible
  • Wear a mask indoors and outdoors if distancing could be challenging or is not possible – please carry an appropriate mask with you
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Clean your hands frequently

We support what Ottawa’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Vera Etches, said on July 21:

“Together we can make a difference on the impact of COVID-19 in our community.”

Stephen A Stuart Ph.D.
Vice Rector, Administration


Mental Health Resources

If you are feeling overwhelmed, please know that there are resources available to you at all times.

Below you will find a list of mental health services that are available through the University, as well as services offered throughout Ottawa.

Guides to local resources by topic:

Guides to resources available to students:

Screening tool to help you explore your mental health:

Mindfulness Resources and Exercises:


More Information on COVID-19:

Government of Canada Public Health

Public Health Ontario

Government of Ontario

World Health Organization