Health and safety guide

The health and safety guide is intended to assist the University of Waterloo community in planning for the phased resumption of activities, while mitigating risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidelines provided in this document incorporate recommendations provided by federal, provincial, and local public health authorities, best practices within similar industry groups, the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other applicable legislation. It is important that we all diligently follow these guidelines to minimize the risk of spreading of the virus.

  • Supervisors, managers, and directors: use this information to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases in your workspaces.
  • Employees: find health and safety guidance to apply to your work environment

    This guide covers roles and responsibilities of supervisors and employees, instructions and tips for maintaining a healthy campus, and information about group protective equipment (GPE) or personal protective equipment (PPE) to be used on campus.

    September 17th COVID-19 Health and Safety Guide update:

    • Clarifications on instructional space physical distancing requirements and face coverings

    • Amended PPE requirements and removed the use of the GPE term

    Additional resources: