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U of G's Set for September emails help you prepare for your classes and experiences this fall. Learn more about how to keep yourself and others safe and other info that's useful no matter where you are.

Are you prepared if you or your housemates get COVID-19?

If you or one of your housemates test positive for COVID-19, you'll need to isolate, which means no trips to the grocery store or pharmacy for supplies. Make sure you're ready before anyone gets sick!

Read the full Isolation Preparedness Checklist and make sure you have everything you need, before you need it.

Keeping your distance on campus

Social circles allow Ontarians to have safer close contact with closed groups of 10 or fewer. Social circles have relaxed rules for physical distancing. On-campus, we ask that you follow U of G's rules for physical distancing, whether you are with those in your social circle or not, to help support the safety of our whole community.

Connect with clubs and learn what the CSA has to offer

The Central Student Association's clubs are up and running this semester with ways for you to connect online from wherever you are.

Check out GryphLife to explore the many clubs available and learn how to join. Or plan to attend Virtual Clubs Days Sept. 16-18.

The CSA offers services this fall, including the Guelph Student Food Bank, the Student Help and Advocacy Centre, health and dental benefits and the Bullring.

Learn more about what the CSA has to offer at csaonline.ca or watch their fall service update video!

GO Transit on the Guelph campus

GO Transit is running stops at the University Centre, but with a reduced schedule.

The following GO Bus routes serve the University of Guelph:

  • 29 - Guelph/Mississauga GO Bus
  • 31 - Guelph/Toronto GO Bus
  • 33 - Guelph/North York GO Bus
  • 48 - Guelph/Hwy. 407 Bus Terminal GO Bus

When planning your trip:

  • Check your schedule before heading out
  • Pre-load your PRESTO card with the app, as cash is no longer accepted. Students save more!
  • Wear a face covering when you're on GO Transit.

Learn more on the GO Transit website.

Understanding "outbreaks"

Public Health declares an outbreak when two or more connected cases of COVID-19 occur in a defined setting within 14 days. In residence settings, an outbreak can be declared for just one case. For example, if two students who usually sit next to each other in class both develop COVID-19, Public Health may declare an outbreak for the University. An outbreak would not likely be declared if an instructor and a student who haven't crossed paths both become sick, as their cases are unrelated.

Declaring an outbreak is a step that allows Public Health specific authority and additional resources to help address the situation. If an outbreak were declared at U of G, it would not necessarily mean that the situation is out of control.

Whenever a case is identified on campus, the University works closely with Public Health to support contact tracing and address any other needed action.

When a student, instructor or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and has been on campus within the preceding 14 days, that information is shared on our Positive Cases on Campus web page.

The word "outbreak" can sound alarming, but understanding its purpose in managing cases at the University and in Guelph can provide some reassurance to our community.

The University's COVID-19 website is your best source of information on U of G's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Return to Campuses website provides essential information for those coming to campus. If you need to be on campus, make sure you complete the U of G COVID-19 Screening Form every day before you arrive. 

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