Notice: COVID-19 resources, information and plans for current and upcoming academic terms. Learn more.

Upcoming Academic Terms: Info and Plans

Health & Safety

  • The University is following the guidelines and recommendations for dealing with COVID-19 set out by the Government of Canada, particularly the Public Health Agency of Canada, and by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

  • These are the government authorities and officials with the training, knowledge and expertise required to manage issues such as the spread of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases.

  • Find out more about:

    • what the University is doing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 exposure/transmission;

    • response procedures if a student, faculty, or staff member is ill; and,
    • other possible actions.

Clean campus

  • Custodial Services has a critical role in the University’s efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses and are "cleaning for health"- focusing their attention on rigorously cleaning and thoroughly disinfecting priority, public areas on campus.
  • The disinfectant used by the University is certified to kill coronaviruses and the usual cleaning products are effective in killing the virus.
  • Steps to help stop or slow the spread of COVID-19, include:
    • Ensuring washrooms are cleaned, disinfected and remain stocked with soap, paper towels and toilet paper
    • Closing some secondary washrooms to limit traffic
    • Increasing focus on disinfecting high touch surfaces (light switches, handrails, elevator buttons/railings, doorknobs, faucet/toilet handles, table tops, vanities, and vending machines)
    • Equipping high traffic areas equipped with alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations when supplies arrive
    • Sweeping and washing main floors daily
    • Continuing waste and recycling services

Protect yourself against viruses and other illnesses

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with a tissue or the bend of your elbow
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer is the next best method.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill.

Staying safe at work

  • If faculty and staff feel their work is unusually dangerous, they are to contact their direct supervisor immediately.
  • The supervisor is to contact
  • Faculty and staff have the right to refuse work where they have reasonable grounds and believe they are being asked to perform work that is unusually dangerous.
  • A review by the U of R Occupational Health and Safety Committee will be required.
  • For further information please see Article 20 (CUPE 5791) and Section 3-31 The Saskatchewan Employment Act.

Harassment or discrimination related to COVID-19

  • The University is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which members of the University community can live, work and learn in a collegial climate of mutual respect, free of harassment and discrimination.
  • Harassment and discrimination are, fundamentally, a selective denial of the basic human right to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • If you feel you have been discriminated against or harassed, you should report this behaviour to the Respectful University Coordinator at or 306-585-5400.
  • If you need immediate assistance because you fear for your personal safety, contact 911 or for an on-campus safety concern contact Campus Security Services at 306-585-4999 (24 hrs a day/7 days a week).