Reporting Procedures if a Student is Ill

[Updated September 2022]

The information provided below offers guidance to students who test positive for COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms to prevent the spread of the virus.

Ill Student General Response Procedures

  • All students must be self-monitoring daily for the development of COVID-like symptoms. Regular rapid antigen testing is also strongly encouraged.  Testing kits are available for students, free of charge, at Campus Security (UofR main campus), Research and Innovation Centre 120.

  • All students must practice good respiratory/hand hygiene while on campus and follow appropriate cleaning/disinfection instructions of their instructors.

    Wearing a mask is no longer required in any indoor spaces on our campuses, however, will continue to be encouraged and welcomed. Please respect the choices of others.

  • Students must not come to campus if they feel unwell, test positive for COVID-19, or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

Procedure if a student is experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19

  • If a student becomes unwell and/or tests positive for COVID-19 while on campus, they should separate from others, leave their class/lab or workspace immediately and return home to their residence. If the student lives on campus in shared accommodations, advise the student to contact Housing Services at (306) 585-5450 to be moved to an isolation room.

  • If a student is experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms or tests positive for COVID-19, they should follow the guidelines provided in the Illness Flowchart here.

  • Students are encouraged to report an illness to Health, Safety, and Wellness by using the Report an Illness page or email  All medical information will be kept confidential.

  • Follow all recommendations provided by Public Health here.

  • If a student is unable to complete course work and/or exams due to illness, they should submit the Self-Declaration of Illness form found here.  This form should be submitted to their faculty, federated college, or academic unit office.

  • Remind all class participants to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, be vigilant with hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection practices.

    Take care to not disclose a student’s illness or name to others or compromise their privacy.

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