Back-to-Campus Plans Continue
The University hopes that the following information continues to keep you updated, as Trent continues to advance plans for the 2020/21 academic year.
In addition to the return of 137 approved researchers in 36 labs and four summer pilot projects starting mid-July in select programs on both campuses:
- The Library started curbside service this week to provide a safe and convenient way for graduate students and faculty to pick up library resources.
- Food Services will take a step forward with the reopening of Starbucks in mid to late August to cater to returning employees and visitors at the Student Centre.
- The Remote Learning Initiative, with a goal of providing 500 Chromebook computers to students in need, has raised $96,000, making 192 devices available for distribution.
Health and Safety Training and Education Module
The University has completed the Education and Training Module for employees returning to campus. It includes training for key areas including:
- COVID-19, symptoms and how it spreads
- How you can reduce the spread of COVID-19
- How to navigate campus safely
- Protective equipment – who needs it and how to use it properly
- Requirements for departmental return to campus plans and supervisor specific requirements
Additional sections will be added for information specific to faculty and students.
All employees will be required to complete this mandatory training before returning to work on campus.
Proof of completion is required before staff are permitted to return to campus. Employees who are working remotely and not yet returning to campus are invited and encouraged to review the training module to keep up-to-date on health and safety measures. However, it is recommended that employees complete the training and take the test only when they have a confirmed date for returning to work on campus, as the information will be updated when public health and provincial guidelines change.
Posted on June 26, 2020