At the University of Waterloo, we understand how important it is for our students and employees to return to campus as soon as it is safe to do so. Our planned staged approach enables us to appropriately prepare for the future. Please continue to monitor the University of Waterloo COIVD-19 website for updates. 

In addition to not working when you are unwell, we want to ensure you look after yourself while you are working. Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Health, provides a number of valuable resources to support you during this time. Topics include managing stress and anxiety, building resilience, dealing with financial stress, work life balance, and more. 

If you are struggling with your mental health during these changing times, reach out for support through Human Resources, Occupational Health, EFAP Homewood Health (1-800-663-1142), Here247, and Wellness Together Canada

Employee and graduate student contacts

If you have questions about COVID-19, please use the COVID-19 self-assessment tool, which can also be found in the WatSAFE app, to determine if you need to seek further care before calling Telehealth Ontario.

Weekend health-related inquiries

  • Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000 or Toll-free TTY: 1-866-797-0007.

Health-related inquiries:

Non-health related inquiries: 

  • Employees: contact your manager 
  • Graduate students: Contact your supervisor or Associate Dean Graduate Studies

Return to campus tools

Return plans