COVID-19: Off-Campus Safety


Laurier’s top priority is to keep you safe and prevent the spread of the virus.

The fastest and safest path to a full campus reopening is for everyone to take responsibility for protecting themselves and those among us who are most vulnerable to the virus. The more we continue to prevent the spread of the virus, the sooner we can get back together.

On April 16, Premier Doug Ford announced additional restrictions for the province of Ontario, including extending the stay-at-home order that came into effect on April 8 to six weeks from the original four. Learn about university operations under the state of emergency.

Low Risk

grocery shopping with a face covering
takeout
solo exercise
parks
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Medium Risk

ride sharing
movie theatres
salons
dentist/doctor

High Risk

crowded bars
house parties
crowded gyms
new sexual activity
handshakes
concerts

Your Responsibilities

Be Safe, Stay Healthy

Laurier expects our students to be good members of the Laurier community by respecting and following public health guidelines:

  • Only gather with those in your household. 
  • Practice physical distancing, staying at least 2 metres away from anyone you do not live with.
  • Mask up and avoid unnecessary travel.
  • Wash your hands often using proper washing or sanitizing techniques.
  • Stay home and self-isolate if you are sick.

Learn more about how you can stop the spread.

Read a message to students from Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Waterloo Public Health outlining what students need to do to be good neighbours and to keep our community safe.

If You Feel Sick

Students experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should follow Laurier's COVID-19 Symptoms Protocols: stay home and reach out to Public Health or the Student Wellness Centre at wellness@wlu.ca.

Self-Assessment

Testing Centres

Vaccination Information

Community Resources

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Assess

Monitor for symptoms

Help keep our

community safe.

2m

(6ft)

Distance

 

Practise social distancing

Containing the spread of the coronavirus is a community effort. Whether you’re living on campus, in surrounding neighbourhoods, or are learning remotely, we all play a part in keeping our community safe.

Clean

Wash your hands

Protect

 

Wear a mask

Help keep our

community safe.

Containing the spread of the coronavirus is a community effort. Whether you’re living on campus, in surrounding neighbourhoods, or are learning remotely, we all play a part in keeping our community safe.

Assess

Monitor for symptoms

2m

(6ft)

Distance

 

Practise social distancing

Clean

Wash your hands

Protect

 

Wear a mask

Help keep our

community safe.

Containing the spread of the coronavirus is a community effort. Whether you’re living on campus, in surrounding neighbourhoods, or are learning remotely, we all play a part in keeping our community safe.

Assess

Monitor for symptoms

2m

(6ft)

Distance

 

Practise social distancing

Clean

Wash your hands

Protect

 

Wear a mask

Assess

Monitor for symptoms

Help keep our

community safe.

2m

(6ft)

Distance

 

Practise social distancing

Containing the spread of the coronavirus is a community effort. Whether you’re living on campus, in surrounding neighbourhoods, or are learning remotely, we all play a part in keeping our community safe.

Clean

Wash your hands

Protect

 

Wear a mask

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#StayGolden and the Student Code of Conduct

Breaking public health guidelines can also lead to serious consequences. In the event that people do not respect the provincial restrictions regarding gatherings inside and out, the consequences include serious fines for failing to comply with an order during a declared emergency. Everyone attending an illegal gathering could get a ticket, and bylaw officers would focus on those responsible for the property, including tenants and party organizers.

You will see more police officers working to disperse crowds attempting to gather on the street and issuing tickets for all by-law and provincial violations such as drinking alcohol in public places, exceeding public health guidelines for gathering internally and externally.

The Special Constable Service remains active on campus.

Where to Find Support

Check out resources that are available to support you during this remote learning year:

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