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Coronavirus Update for the Saint Paul University Community

Latest update – November 23, 2020

No cases of COVID-19 have been identified among our employees and students on campus.

Impacts of new provincial restrictions

As of Saturday, November 7, the City of Ottawa has moved to level Orange. Ontario has announced its new framework for COVID-19, outlining the new health measures and restrictions.

These new measures have been put in place to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Restaurants, bars and training facilities will be the most affected by the new provincial measures.

For Saint Paul University, this means:

  • Learning activities (courses and practicum) and research activities on campus can continue as long as everyone strictly adheres to health regulations.
  • Attendance at meetings held on campus is limited to 10 people or less, regardless of the size of the room.
  • All major events organized by members of the university community have been cancelled, except for religious activities.

You are reminded to be vigilant and to follow posted instructions in class and in common areas of the campus.

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


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?


Mental Health Resources:

Resources for USP students
Resources for USP and Uottawa students

Ottawa Public Health
Wellness Together Canada


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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