What to expect on campus during COVID-19

Our fall semester will see a return to the in-class learning and on-campus services and activities that students want – with the added benefit of flexible options we’ve implemented over the past two years using innovative technology.

We’ll continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in Ontario and follow public health direction. If we need to update any of our safety protocols, we’ll let all students and employees know.

Please familiarize yourself with the information on this page before arriving on campus. We can’t wait to see you!

Safety and screening

COVID-19 safety measures at Georgian

To support the health, safety and well-being of our Georgian community, everyone is encouraged to self-screen before coming to campus.

If you’re not feeling well for any reason, please stay home and do not come to campus. Use the provincial self-assessment tool and follow the guidance provided. 

If you can’t attend campus, please refer to Georgian’s COVID-19 Reporting ProtocolStudents are expected to contact their professor(s)/instructor(s), and employees are expected to contact their manager if they can’t attend campus.

When on campus, please wash your hands thoroughly and often.

Questions?

All questions regarding safety protocols shall be directed to Campus Safety Services at [email protected] or 705.722.1586.


Please note, safety protocols are subject to change based on public health and government guidelines.

Face masks

Masks are no longer required on campus

Effective June 25, Georgian has suspended masking in all locations on campus, unless required by lab-specific PPE requirements.

This follows the province’s announcement lifting remaining masking requirements across Ontario. Georgian will continue to monitor the ongoing pandemic and will respond to any emerging guidance from public health and the government.

While masks are no longer required, they are still strongly encouraged as an effective measure against the spread of COVID-19 and its variants.

Anyone who wishes to wear a mask on campus will have their choice respected.

Two medical (surgical and procedural) face masks

Vaccination

Vaccination is not mandatory to come to campus

Effective April 23, Georgian has rescinded the Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure.

Vaccination is still strongly encouraged for all Georgian students and employees, but proof is no longer required to enter campus.

Students going on a work-integrated learning placement (e.g. co-op, field, clinical) are expected to adhere to any vaccination procedure implemented by the placement host or employer.

Information for those looking to get vaccinated

Please check with your local health unit to learn about nearby clinics and appointment options:

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In Canada, if you’re five years of age or older, you’re eligible for a vaccine. In Ontario, you don’t need a valid Ontario health card to book your appointment.

To book your vaccine over the phone, call the provincial call centre at 1.833.943.3900.

You can also register online for a vaccination appointment. If you don’t have an Ontario health card and you live in Simcoe County or Muskoka, complete this online form to request a pseudo health card number for use in the vaccine registration form. Access more information on the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit COVID-19 vaccination webpage.

A person getting vaccinated

What’s open and closed on campus this fall

All services are open

All services are open, including food services. Many student services now offer in-person and hybrid options.

Please visit the webpage for the service you want to access to find their location, hours of operation and how to connect.

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Parking

Paid on-campus parking

Paid parking will resume as of Sept. 1 at all applicable campuses.

Please visit the parking webpage to learn about pricing options and how to set up an account.

Parking lot outside of Barrie Campus H building, filled with various cars on a spring day

Mental health and well-being

We’re here to help you maintain positive mental health and well-being.

You can always access our mental health resources on the student portal and employee portal.

Togetherall

Anonymously access an online community where people can support one another. ​​​​​​​It’s open and clinically managed by professionals 24/7. It includes helpful resources, courses and self-assessment tools.

Be Well @ Georgian

A new text service that sends helpful tips right to your phone when you need them most! Learn more about Georgian resources, workshops, and be reminded of ways to take care of your well-being. 

Our protocols are informed by public health

This information and our plans for upcoming semesters are subject to change. Any changes will be announced on this webpage.

Contact us

If you have any questions about Georgian’s response to COVID-19, please contact Campus Safety Services at [email protected] or 705.722.1586.

This content was originally published on Sept. 4, 2020. It was last updated on Aug. 19, 2022.