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. Assess

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

  • You may be required to present your “pass” badge to student staff, staff or faculty while on campus.
  • If you receive a “fail” badge, you should stay home and follow the COVID-19 symptoms protocols.

2. Distance

We’ve made adjustments to campus spaces to maintain physical distancing. Please follow directional signage and space requirements to ensure you maintain a 2m (6ft) distance from others. 

3. Protect

To reduce the risk of transmission, Laurier’s face-covering policy dictates that you must wear a non-medical mask or face covering 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.

4. Clean

Please wash your hands frequently and use hand-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 September, 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 fall term, while respecting public health guidelines.




We urge Laurier students to do their part in getting vaccinated.

Students, including international students, who have not yet received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to register for an appointment through the provincial booking portal. If students are unable to access their second dose prior to arrival, Laurier will facilitate access to vaccines for students.

The Student Wellness Centre on Laurier’s Waterloo campus is also hosting COVID-19 immunization clinics for students, faculty and staff throughout the summer and fall.

The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) vaccination clinic continues operating at One Market on Laurier’s Brantford campus.

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