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April 1, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

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Quebec City in an emergency zone: the effects on our activities

The government has placed the Quebec City metropolitan community in an emergency zone from April 1 (8:00 p.m.) to April 12, 2021 (5:00 a.m.). Here are the main repercussions of this announcement on the activities of our university. We will adjust if the situation changes.

Distance learning

All learning activities that are scheduled to take place in person will be converted to distance learning. Only courses for which presence is essential to the acquisition or evaluation of knowledge will continue to be offered in presence. This includes, for example, laboratories and training courses that are practical, clinical or by simulation. Procedure masks must be worn at all times.

Faculty members will contact students to inform them of any changes in the delivery of their courses, if applicable.


Internships may take place depending on the capacity of the setting and students must comply with health requirements.

Research Activities

All research activities that require a physical presence in the laboratory or field may continue, subject to health measures. Clinics that host research participants may continue their activities.

In-class examinations

Exams already scheduled in the classroom may be conducted, in accordance with current health measures. Procedure masks must be worn at all times.

Online thesis defenses

All thesis defenses must be conducted online on the Zoom or Webex platforms. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies no longer allows in-person defenses until further notice. For more information, please visit the Thesis Defense page

In-person team work suspended

The collaborative work spaces with Plexiglas that were available to the student community since the beginning of the winter session can only be used for individual study. We ask that students turn to online collaborative work tools for their team work. 


All tasks that can be done via telework must be done so. Only those individuals who perform services deemed necessary in attendance may come to campus to work. Managers will communicate with their teams. 
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Health Clinics

The Dental Clinic, PEPS Clinic, Medical Clinic and COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Alphonse-Desjardins Hall remain open.

Student Services

Front-line services for students, such as the Student Assistance Centre, Le Point and the Registrar's Office, may be offered in presence in compliance with the health measures in effect.

Travel during curfew

Curfew will be in effect on campus from 8:00 pm to 5:00 am. Exceptions will be made for staff members who need to perform activities deemed necessary in the evening and at night, and for students who need to participate in a training activity, exam, or lab in attendance at night. These individuals will be required to carry a certificate of curfew travel signed by their unit/faculty official.

Office Access 

Staff members who require access to their offices will be allowed to go to their offices during the hours of operation of the pavilions.


The Library will remain open for the loan of materials and for individual work. However, the hours of operation will be shortened. More details on the Library website


With the exception of online activities, all indoor sports activities are suspended. Visit the PEPS website for more details. 

Coop Zone

The Coop Zone store in Maurice-Pollack Pavilion is maintaining its online operations only. Students can order their summer supplies on the Zone website and select the appropriate delivery method.

Student Associations

Extracurricular activities in attendance are suspended until further notice and the association offices will not be accessible. We encourage student organizations to hold their meetings virtually and to work remotely.

Reprography Service

Université Laval's Reprography Service (SREP) will remain open and offer in-person services to members of the student community and staff. An online order must have been placed in advance. All details can be found on the SREP web page.


The residence halls remain open for tenants only. Visitors are not permitted.

We are here for you

This return to a period of confinement and the difficulty of planning for the future can dampen your spirits. If you are experiencing psychological difficulty or distress, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Assistance Centre or the Employee Assistance Program. Various resources exist to help you through this period.

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