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Health guidelines on campus

Université Laval is dedicated to ensuring the health and safety of all students, employees, and visitors. Our priority is to act responsibly so that your time on campus is safe and as enjoyable as possible.

Your responsibilities

Be aware of UL’s health guidelines and follow them at all times while on campus.



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Surgical Mask Wearing and distanciation 

Surgical masks are provided free of charge to all members of the university community. Mask dispensers are located near the disinfectant gel and multi-surface disinfectant filling stations inside the pavilions.

Whether you are a member of the staff or the student community, it is mandatory to wear your surgical mask everywhere and at all times when you are inside a building or underground corridor of Laval University. In the common and dining areas, a maximum of six people can be seated at the same table. You may temporarily remove the mask while consuming food or drink. You must put it back on after eating and between each sip. You may remove your mask if you are alone in a closed office.

In accordance with the standards of the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST), a distance of two metres must be maintained between people in the workplace, including departmental rooms where it is possible to eat, have a coffee or take a break. The wearing of a mask remains mandatory.

All physical training in underground corridors and stairwells is prohibited even if it is done on an individual basis.

Assess your health status before coming to campus

It’s very important to assess your health status before you leave home. It’s your responsibility. Go through the COVID-19 self-assessment checklist before you come to campus.

  • Do not report to campus if:
  • You have a positive test result for COVID-19 (rapid home testing or testing in a testing center)
  • You have symptoms of COVID-19, or have had symptoms within the last 10 days. Do your self-assessment
  • At least one person living in the same household as you has symptoms consistent with COVID-19
  • You have been in contact with a confirmed case (see guidelines)
  • You have been in contact with a confirmed case (see guidelines)
  • You have been instructed by the Public Health Department to be in isolation

Interns and people working in the healthcare system who have been in contact (within 2 metres) with a COVID-19 patient can be on campus if they were wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) while in contact with the patient.

In addition, we invite you to fill out the COVID-19 declaration form to help us limit the spread and protect the health and safety of the community. Although self-declaration is not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to complete the form.

If you have symptoms

If you test positive for COVID-19 

We invite you to inform us promptly by filling out the form that corresponds to your status, either student or staff member. We will then be able to follow up.

In addition, regardless of whether or not you came to campus, as requested by the Public Health Authority, you must promptly inform all persons with whom you had contact during your contagious period. These people should monitor their symptoms. 

Although self-reporting is not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to complete the form to help us limit the spread and protect the health and safety of the community.  

Wash your hands when you arrive and regularly thereafter

Hand sanitizer stations have been installed at numerous strategic locations on campus.

Vaccination and sanitary equipment

In accordance with public health guidelines, we continue to focus on physical distancing, wearing a mask, disinfecting hands and work areas, as well as adequate ventilation of the premises, to reduce the risk of propagation.

Please note that sanitary equipment is available to help you respect the instructions. You will find a station in each pavilion, which includes hand sanitizing gel, surface cleaner and a surgical mask dispenser.

In addition, the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale vaccination center located in the Alphonse-Desjardins pavilion.  You can consult the Clic Santé portal and make an appointment.

Follow the guidelines for meals and breaks

  • Eat in the designated areas of the cafeterias.
  • Make sure you sit in a place marked with a tablet.
  • If you use a microwave, be sure to disinfect it before and after each use.
  • Use ice packs in lunch boxes.
  • In the common and dining areas, you may temporarily remove the mask while consuming food or drink. You must put it back on between each bite and sip.

Follow instructions when moving through a building

Corridors, tunnels and stairways

Avoid gatherings of even two people in corridors and stairways, which should be transit areas only. All physical training in underground corridors and stairwells is prohibited even if done on an individual basis.

Ventilation

At Université Laval, recognized ventilation standards are respected in all buildings and the ventilation systems are meticulously maintained and monitored.

Our commitment to you

Cleaning

Our campus cleaning services have ramped up cleaning of surfaces in common areas and frequently touched objects.

Signage

We’ve added signage on campus and in off-campus buildings to keep UL spaces safe for everyone.

Distribution of surgical masks

Surgical masks are provided free of charge to all members of the university community. Mask dispensers are located in all pavilions.

High-quality virtual environment

As a leader in distance learning, Université Laval offers a variety of teaching methods that provide maximum flexibility to take and pass courses under any circumstances.

Student Services

Université Laval offers a number of in-person and remote services to help you create the conditions for success.