A guide to a safe and healthy campus
The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community are foremost in our considerations as we gradually re-open our campuses for multi-access education and research. All members of our communities share a responsibility in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. The University has put a number of health and safety measures in place to help.
Mandatory COVID-19 Screening Tool
Each day before coming to campus, students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to use the mandatory COVID-19 screening tool also conveniently accessible through the Trent Mobile app. This interactive tool can help determine if you need further care and should not be attending activities on campus.
Mask and Face Covering Policy In Effect
Following municipal directives in both Peterborough and the Durham Region, and to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all persons who enter or remain in the indoor spaces of Trent University, or in outdoor spaces where physical distancing cannot be achieved, are required to wear a face covering or mask that covers the nose, mouth, and chin.
- View the university's full mask and face policy.
- Approaches for interactions with others who are not wearing a face covering or mask
What Should You Do? COVID-19 Case Reporting and Expectations for Employees and Students
To guide our campus community when possible exposure to COVID-19 is suspected, or in the event of a confirmed case of COVID-19, the Trent Forward team has shared COVID Case Reporting and Expectation resources with employees and students. These resources outline what employee or student should do in a number of scenarios related to COVID-19, such as experiencing symptoms, having received a positive test result, or having been in close contact with someone who has tested positive.
- COVID Case Reporting and Expectations for Employees
- COVID Case Reporting and Expectations for Students
Watch for Signs
Whether you come to campus for a class, a meeting, or just to pick up a latte at Starbucks, you will see lots of signage to help you navigate your way around campus and keep you informed about physical distancing guidelines, mandatory masks, equipment use, and more – everything to keep our campus community safe.
Everyone coming to campus are encouraged to follow proper hand washing and hand hygiene practices. Throughout the University, extra hand sanitizing stations have been set up to ensure all members of our community have easy access to alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Other Helpful Tips
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
- Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
- Wear a face mask, especially when physical distancing is not possible.
- Avoid shaking hands. Try an air high five or friendly wave instead.
- Keep your distance. Physical distancing in effect across campus. Reducing close contact between people helps slow the spread of infection and disease.
- Stay home if you are sick.
Mandatory Education Modules
Trent has created a series of education modules that are required to be completed by all students, staff and faculty who will be on campus for any in-person components of classes or labs, access to student supports and services, use of facilities and office spaces, or living in residence. These modules feature training in 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