Quebec public health has lifted the requirement that you automatically isolate for five days if you test positive for COVID-19. The exception is for fever, a symptom that still requires isolation until fever-free for at least 24 hours without medications.

At Concordia, regardless of COVID test results, if you have symptoms such as cough, sore throat or nasal congestion, we recommend that you:

  • wear a procedure mask on campus if you cannot stay home,
  • avoid contact with members of the vulnerable population,
  • avoid attending social events.


Wearing a mask is no longer mandatory in most university settings. However, it remains an effective tool in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Consistent with public health guidelines, visitors to Health Services and the Athletic Therapy clinic at the PERFORM Centre must wear a procedure mask at all times.

Procedure masks remain available at most Concordia building entrances.  

Consult public health guidelines on masks.

Suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases

  • Staff and Faculty members who cannot report for work due to illness – be it COVID-19-related or other – should follow the regular sick-day process of communicating with their supervisor. Staff with questions regarding sick days, medical leave, or accommodation requests can contact the HR medical absences team.
  • Students who need to communicate an absence should contact their professor, research lead or department administrator. They may also wish to consult information on academic accommodations, including reporting short-term absences.

Those who need non-urgent medical attention can contact Health Services.

Consult Quebec’s COVID-19 resources for additional information.


Safety guidelines

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting for Offices EHS-DOC-175 Updated May 1, 2022
  • Cleaning & Disinfection for Research/Teaching Workspaces EHS-DOC-163 Updated May 1, 2022
  • For Mask and Hand Sanitizer Procurement, please contact call 2400
  • For information on organizing events on campus, please refer to Holding events on campus

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