COVID-19: On-Campus Protocols

Laurier has developed detailed recovery plans that align with provincial health guidelines and put health and safety at the forefront for those living and learning on campus.

Our campuses will be open to all students this year as we deliver a robust set of student services and activities.

Your Responsibilities

While on campus, all students must adhere to Laurier’s health and safety protocols:

1. Vaccination

Laurier requires all students to be fully vaccinated.

2. Training

Health and safety training has been prepared for students and is available through MyLearningSpace. All students are encouraged to complete the training module before coming to campus.

3. Daily Assessment

Each time you plan to visit campus, complete the COVID-19 Self-Assessment through SAFEHawk prior to your visit.

  • You may be required to present your “pass” badge while on campus. Some campus amenities will require vaccination verification on entry, per public health guidelines. 
  • If you receive a “fail” badge, you should stay home and follow the COVID-19 symptoms protocols.

4. Masks

Laurier’s face-covering policy dictates that you must wear a mask in all indoor common areas such as hallways, lobbies, lounges or elevators, in classrooms and laboratories, including when you are going to, attending and leaving classes. 

5. Distancing

Please follow directional signage and space requirements to ensure you maintain a distance from others whenever possible.

6. Clean

Wash your hands frequently and use hand- and equipment-sanitizing stations.



Enhanced Campus Safety

In addition to health and safety protocols, enhanced measures have been put in place to support your safety, including:

  • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of all touch points (e.g. doors, elevators, stair rails, washrooms, etc.).
  • Providing hand sanitizer units in common areas, classrooms and office areas.
  • Ventilation systems that have been enhanced and are monitored to ensure they are operating properly and effectively.
  • Promoting physical distancing across campus and in classrooms through signage and physical barriers.

Students in Residence

Residence on both the Waterloo and Brantford campuses will have full occupancy in January, including double occupancy dormitory-style rooms.

Students living in residence during the 2021/22 academic year are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19

Laurier is prioritizing in-person programming throughout the year, while respecting public health guidelines.




All students are asked to complete their vaccine passport through the SAFEHawk app as soon as possible.

Full details about Laurier’s vaccination requirements are available through the following resources:


Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you are informed of a positive case of COVID-19, please follow the appropriate protocols:

You are also encouraged to visit the COVID-19 in Ontario website for information on self-assessment, finding a testing location and the COVID Alert mobile app.

Health and Wellness Resources 

Laurier Student Wellness Centres

The Student Wellness Centres are operating by appointment only.

Local Health Agencies