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Coronavirus Update for the Saint Paul University Community

Latest update – April 14, 2021

*Update*

Saint Paul University (SPU) tracks positive cases of COVID-19 that involve members of our university community who are present on campus. Once the case is confirmed with Public health authorities, the University will post notices of positive COVID-19 cases.  

There is currently 1 case to report at this time. There is no evidence of community transmission on the SPU campus. The confirmed positive case includes an individual who was on campus within 7 days of their diagnosis.

When the University is informed by public health authorities of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case on campus, the University collaborates with them and takes all necessary measures. If public health authorities determine there is a health and safety risk on campus due to a positive case of COVID-19, the University will be provided with directives and appropriate steps will be taken.

Any individual deemed at risk will be contacted. The University will adhere to a strict protocol to ensure the identities and privacy of individuals is duly protected.

This website is updated regularly and will include a current case count.


Please note that, although Ontario universities are not directly affected by the new restrictions imposed by the province, Saint Paul University has decided to offer administrative staff the opportunity to work from home for those who want to and can. These procedures will be in effect from Thursday, April 8, to Wednesday, May 5. 

The University remains open. The campus is fully accessible. The residence, library and most other services will remain open with some restrictions. We ask that you make an appointment prior to coming on campus. 

For an update regarding the Spring/Summer and Fall terms, please click here.


IMPORTANT: In order to minimize the risk of spreading the virus, each person who is present on campus will now be required to identify themselves and complete the screening tool on a daily basis. In addition, only the entrance to the Atrium (Hazel street) will be open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. A security guard will be stationed there.

Please contact info@ustpaul.ca with any questions you might have.

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:


International Students

We are pleased to announce that Saint Paul University is now one of the designated learning institutions that can welcome international students to Canada.

Those of you who wish to travel to Canada must adhere to quarantine conditions outlined by the Government of Canada. For more information about these procedures, please write to the international office at the following address: international@ustpaul.ca. You will need our authorization to travel to Canada.

As courses are offered entirely online, the Government of Canada and Saint Paul University strongly discourage travel in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Remember to be COVID Wise:

  • W – Wear a mask or face covering where required, or when you cannot maintain a physical distance of two meters (six feet).
  • I – Isolate yourself from others when you are sick (and get tested promptly if you have COVID-like symptoms).
  • S – Stay two metres (six feet) apart from those outside your household.
  • E – Exercise proper hand hygiene; wash your hands regularly or use sanitizer especially before touching your face.

Be vigilant and continue to inform yourself on the ongoing measures and instructions.

 

For additional COVID-19 information related to students, please click here.

For additional COVID-19 information related to staff and faculty, please click here.

 

If you have additional questions regarding SPU’S COVID-19 protocols, please contact info@ustpaul.ca.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

How can I minimize my exposure to COVID-19 while I am out?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in Ottawa?

I got tested, now what?

How is travel impacted by COVID-19?

Where can I learn more about the COVID Alert App?

 

Travel Tips:

Travel restrictions, exemptions and advice
For travellers returning from abroad (quarantine plan)

 

More Information on COVID-19:

Government of Canada Public Health

Public Health Ontario

Government of Ontario

World Health Organization



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