Continuing to take guidance from public health officials, enhanced health and safety protocols in effect across both campuses include: vaccine requirement, mandatory face masks and daily screening, enhanced ventilation and air filtration, robust cleaning and sanitization, on-campus testing, and wastewater surveillance.
Trent University is following recommendations from Public Health Ontario, the Ministry, and local public health guidance on face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Trent’s face covering policy remains in effect and face masks are required in all indoor spaces on campus, including classrooms, labs and public areas. In dining areas, masks may only be removed temporarily to eat or drink. Face coverings should also be worn outdoors when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
As face masks have been required for many months, it is assumed that all students, employees and visitors have purchased their own face masks. Disposable face masks are available to staff, faculty, and students at locations across campus in the event you forget to bring one to campus or your mask breaks.
Physical distancing and capacity limits are in effect on campus, with the exception of indoor and outdoor instructional spaces (classrooms, labs, libraries) as well as any facilities/areas with a proactive process to verify proof of vaccination (athletics, dining halls, campus events), following directives from the Province and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. In spaces that are not accessible to members of the public, such as closed-door office spaces, there are no COVID-related capacity limits. Masks must be worn at all times. Masks can be removed in the following scenarios: single employee in the workspace; ability to maintain at least 2m physical distancing between all individuals; or if a physical barrier separates individuals who are within 2m distance from one another.
Yes. All staff, faculty, students and visitors are required to complete a mandatory screening each day BEFORE coming to campus. The screening tool is available at trentu.ca/screen, on the Trent Mobile App (under Trent Forward) are on MyTrent (under Services>>Campus Services). You should only proceed to campus if you PASS the screening. If you do not pass the screening, you must stay home, or return to your place of residence immediately, and follow Public Health guidelines.
COVID-19 testing for students continues to be available through Trent Student Health Services. The University has also arranged rapid testing on both campuses for anyone with an approved accommodation, as part of the University’s vaccine policy. Specific testing protocols are also in place for any varsity student-athletes who have not been vaccinated.
Yes. Trent University is working with Public Health to finalize a plan for wastewater testing on campus.