A guide to a safe and healthy campus
Ensuring that our campuses offer a safe environment to live, work and learn underpins all our planning. Continuing to take guidance from public health officials, the following enhanced health and safety protocols will be in effect across both campuses this fall.
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.
Enhanced ventilation & air filtration
Investigating new air cleaning technologies; Completing air filter upgrades; 24-hour per day operation of existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, to keep fresh and filtered air circulating.
Robust cleaning & sanitization
Enhanced cleaning of high-touch points across campus; Daily cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms using hydrostatic disinfectant spray; Sanitization stations and readily available disinfection supplies.
On-campus vaccine clinics
Vaccines available for Trent students, staff and faculty.
For all students, staff, faculty and others on our campuses this fall.
*Requests for an accommodation to be exempt from the vaccine requirement will be allowed on medical, religious or other grounds under human rights.
Student Health Services to conduct on-campus testing for students as needed.
On-campus wastewater testing to assist with early detection.
Partnering with Public Health
Work together to adapt to and implement any further additional public health requirements, which may include face masks and physical distancing.
All members of the Trent community encouraged to use the federal COVID-19 alert app.
Additional Campus Safety Information
Mask and Face Covering Policy In Effect
Following guidelines from Public Health and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, 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 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
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.