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Latest update – March 15, 2022


Update regarding the Winter 2022 term


The safety of our community is our priority and we have reached a point where it is advisable to cancel in-person classes and move to alternative modes of instruction for the winter term.

Starting Monday, January 10, instruction will therefore take place online or at a distance for the entire winter term. Please note that we are in the process of updating the course timetable. The "Location" column will be updated to reflect that a course will be delivered online or through distance learning.

Students* who have questions regarding their courses are asked to book an appointment with their academic advisor.

*Special students who have questions are asked to contact registrar@ustpaul.ca.

Please note that the university will remain open. The campus is fully accessible and the residence, library, and other services all remain open.

The University administration continues to monitor the latest developments and public health and safety guidelines regarding COVID-19. If there are any changes, the University community will be notified by email.


Information for University Staff

Saint Paul University is actively monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19. We have put in place preventive measures and are following appropriate guidelines to ensure the safety of our university community. To date, there has been no COVID-19 outbreak at Saint Paul University.

Recently, the Government of Ontario unveiled its plan to lift public health and workplace safety measures in a cautious and gradual manner. The plan, which is contingent on improved health indicators, allows the province to accelerate its timelines.

Incidentally, as of March 1, 2022, Ontario plans to take additional steps to ease public health measures. This includes lifting capacity limits in all indoor public facilities and waiving proof of vaccination requirements. Mask requirements will remain in place until further notice.

In light of these guidelines, as of March 1 proof of vaccination will no longer be required to come to Saint Paul University. In addition, on March 9, 2022, the Government of Ontario announced upcoming changes to masking and daily screening measures. As of March 21, in line with these revised workplace health and safety measures, Saint Paul University will no longer require masking on campus nor daily screenings.

Students, staff members, and visitors may continue to wear a mask and use the COVID-19 worker and employee screening tool. It is important to be respectful of others and their personal choices.



COVID-19 Self-Assessment and Updated Vaccine Policy

Prior to coming to campus, everyone must conduct a daily COVID-19 self-assessment. To access the self-assessment tool, click here.

As of March 1, 2022, the Government of Ontario has lifted proof of vaccination requirement. In keeping with this new guideline, Saint Paul University will no longer require proof of vaccination to access the campus.

We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated if they have not already done so.

For information about booking a vaccine in Ontario, please visit: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

For information about booking at vaccine in Gatineau, please visit: https://cisss-outaouais.gouv.qc.ca/language/en/covid19-en/covid-19-vaccination/



COVID-19 Status

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

There are no cases to report at this time and there is no evidence of community transmission on the SPU campus. 

If 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 are duly protected.

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


COVID-19 Safety Plan

The COVID-19 Safety Plan outlines the protocols the University has in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone on campus. This plan is in accordance with the Government of Ontario’s regulations and is based on the recommendations of the Joint Health and Safety Committee.

Saint Paul University’s COVID-19 Immunization Policy

Saint Paul University’s COVID-19 Immunization Policy outlines organizational expectations with regards to COVID-19 immunization of students, professors, employees, tenants, contractors, volunteers and visitors. For additional information, please see the FAQ.

If you have additional questions, please contact info@ustpaul.ca.


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