Masks Required in Classrooms until May 31
A message for all Trent students from AVP Students, Nona Robinson
I hope you are continuing to keep well as the final exam period continues, and if you had an exam yesterday during the power outage, thank you for your patience. I am reaching out with a few updates related to the spring/summer term for students who will be on campus after this semester finishes:
Masks will continue to be required in all classrooms and labs through May
Currently, face masks continue to be required in all indoor spaces on campus and outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained through April 27, the end of the exam period. The University has also decided to extend the masking requirement for all classrooms and labs into the summer term, through to May 31.
In campus spaces outside of classrooms and labs, all members of our community are strongly encouraged to continue to wear face masks during this extended period as well. Trent also continues to encourage members of our community to be fully vaccinated.
Did you know you may be eligible for treatment for COVID?
If you are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19, you may be eligible for Paxlovid, an antiviral treatment. Treatment must be administered within five days of contracting COVID-19. You can use Ontario’s antiviral screener tool to help determine if you should be assessed for treatment and visit the Trent Health Services website for more information.
Reminder: What you should know about COVID during exams
Before coming to campus for an exam or any other reason, take note of how you are feeling. Please do not come to campus if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are required to self-isolate. If you are unable to attend an exam or class due to illness, please connect directly with your instructor who will be able to give you more information about next steps.
Also note that guidelines have changed if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to isolate if they are asymptomatic. Be sure to review this helpful guide from the Province at ontario.ca/exposed.
I appreciate how all students have continued to take care in navigating the many changes that have happened this term and for all you have done to keep our community healthy and safe. I encourage everyone to continue to be respectful of the choices of others as we make this transition prudently.
Good luck on the rest of your exams and I hope you enjoy a safe and happy summer.
Associate Vice President Students
Posted on April 21, 2022