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Reporting Cases on Campus

Ryerson’s Environmental Health and Safety team follows Toronto Public Health guidance and liaises with them to ensure the university implements public health measures, or directives as necessary, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In recent months, public health measures have transitioned from containment to mitigation. This means rather than focusing on case management (containment), public health measures now focus on protecting our most vulnerable in the highest risk settings such as health care and high risk individuals such as those with pre-existing medical conditions (mitigation). 

As a result, reporting cases to the university is generally no longer required. Individuals who have COVID-19 symptoms or who test positive for COVID-19:

  • Should not attend campus and follow the existing absence processes for employees and students.
  • Notify those with whom they have had close contact, external link

If a faculty/staff member tests positive as a result of identified close contact in the workplace

If an employee has been identified contracting COVID-19 in their workplace setting, there are workplace reporting requirements. In this case, employees should: 

If you think you have COVID-19 or have been identified as a high risk close contact

Please visit Toronto Public Health’s COVID-19: Symptoms, Illness, Exposure & Testing website, external link for guidance  if you think you may have COVID-19 or have been identified as a high risk close contact.