Health and safety guide

The health and safety guide is intended to assist the University of Waterloo community in planning for a return to in-person 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.

* Due to the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, the information health protocols above may be out of date. We will endeavor to adjust these procedures as the situation evolves but if you have any questions please complete the Ontario COVID-19 self-assessment.