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COVID-19 Related Important Information


Last Updated: December 22, 2020 1:00PM EST
Updated Section(s):
  • OISE Common Areas Planning Tool
  • Departmental COVID Planning Tool
  • COVID related OISE Processes

Please visit this page for important updates, documentation, and useful links from the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. As with all things COVID-19 related, the information on this page may change and be updated as new information becomes available, or directives from the University of Toronto or Public Health agencies change.

University of Toronto COVID-19 Response Information and Resources

University of Toronto - Support and Advice for Employees During COVID-19

Wellness at OISE

OISE Return to Building Video

This is an instructional video that summarizes many of the new protocols and procedures in place at OISE to ensure the health and safety of those who are on-site. All building users are encouraged to view the video before coming on-site.


OISE Entry to Building Online Booking Tool

Please note: OISE faculty, staff, and students who wish to visit the OISE Building will need to pre-book their visit using this online tool (a utoronto Office 365 account is required). Bookings can be made in advance, or on the day of, depending on the available occupancy.

On-site visitors will need to sign-in and sign-out with the online tool, instructions are posted at point of entry and exit. The online form can be accessed using any internet enabled device. If you do not have a device that can connect to the internet, OISE Security can assist you with sign-in and sign-out using the log book.


Frequently Asked Questions >>


Health Screening

The process for working on-site at OISE has changed to meet the changing demands of the coronavirus pandemic. Provincial regulation and public health guidance now require that post-secondary institutions implement COVID-19 health screening for anyone coming to campus. In order to comply with these directives,

ALL OISE staff, faculty, and students are required to complete a health-check screening *prior* to coming on-site, each day they will come on site. 

The easiest way to complete this health-check requirement is to use UCheck. Completing the UCheck self-assessment screening will provide users with either a “Green Status” result or a “Red Status” result. The self-assessment tool is available at http://ucheck.utoronto.ca/

External vendors, or those visitors to the OISE Building who do not have a UTORID to access the University of Toronto UCheck Self-Assessment tool can complete a printed version of the self-assessment health-check when arriving on-site. This paper version of the self-assessment form is also available to students and employees who do not wish to use UCheck.

The OISE sign-in process will now include a self-declaration question that a self-assessment health-check has been completed.

OISE Return to On-Site Work Guidelines

This document is a framework for all staff and faculty at OISE on the policies, procedures and protocols we will follow as we transition back to working on-site.

OISE Return To On-Site Work Guidelines Document
[Revised August 21, 2020]

COVID Related OISE Processes

These standard operating procedures are specifically related to modified operating procedures and protocols due to COVID. All visitors to OISE are encouraged to review these SOPs before visiting the building.

Best Practices for Personal Protection

Requesting Protective Barriers

Building Entry and Access

Mail and Deliveries

Reporting COVID Cases

Reporting Deficiencies and Non-Compliance

Room Bookings


OISE Common Areas Planning Document

This document is an assessment of the protocols and procedures put in place for all common / public areas at OISE to ensure compliance with University of Toronto Environment and Health Services policies as well as Public Health directives.

OISE Common Areas Planning Document (General Assessment Tool)

Useful Links

Below you will find links to other University of Toronto web pages related to the pandemic response

Departmental COVID Related Planning Tools

These are links to the departmental or unit specific planning tools (General Assessment Tool  or GAT) that have been developed for the specific floors or areas occupied by each department or business unit. For further information in department specific plans, please reach out to the appropriate Departmental Business Officer or Unit Manager.

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