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:
- Refrain from coming to campus and follow public health guidelines for self-isolation.
- Report to your leader and follow absence processes.
- Refer to current public health guidance, external link.
- The employee’s leader is then required to complete the following forms:
- google formNear Miss, Incident and Injury Form, external link, and
- Where healthcare is sought or there is lost time from work (beyond the initial day of reporting), a PDF fileWorkplace Safety and Insurance Board Form 7, external link
- For more information, please visit Reporting Workplace Accidents, Injuries & Incidents
- If an employee becomes ill with COVID-19 and has not been identified as a close contact of a University community member, no further action beyond standard sick leave protocol is required.
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.