Healthy campus

Last updated: March 16, 2022, 4:48 p.m.

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Safety is a shared responsibility. As a member of the university community, you must assess your health and COVID-19 contact risk before every visit to campus and stay home if you have any symptoms.

If you have symptoms or test positive, complete the Self-Declaration Form. Follow its instructions and notify your professor, supervisor or unit head if you need to declare a medical absence.

If you are unsure about when you can return to campus, please consult the Returning to Campus Following your Isolation Period tool.

All members of the Concordia community are encouraged to get their third COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more about the vaccine program.


Mask requirements

Last updated: May 13, 2022, 9:13 a.m.

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Currently, procedure masks are required when entering university buildings and using shared indoor spaces, including classrooms, libraries, hallways, elevators, lobbies, reception areas, kitchens and washrooms.

Those who need a procedure mask can continue to pick up a free one from a campus access point. Recycling bins for the masks can be found near the dispensers.

Details according to type of space

Location As of May 2, 2022 As of June 23, 2022
Classroom settings

Procedure masks must be worn by students at all times in the classroom.

Instructors may remove their masks while teaching if they are at least 1 metre from others.

Masks are recommended but not required.
Teaching labs 

Procedure masks must be worn by students at all times.

Instructors may remove their masks if they are at least 1 metre away from others.

Masks are recommended but not required.
Research labs

Procedure masks must be worn at all times unless individuals are at least 1 metre from others.

For areas where masks cannot be worn, refer to EHS space assessment.

Masks are recommended but not required.
Study rooms  Procedure masks must be worn at all times. Masks are recommended but not required.
Office spaces

Masks may be removed in closed office spaces or when individuals are alone behind plexiglass partitions.

Employees who work in open-concept office spaces may remove their masks as long as they remain seated and at least 1 metre from others. 

Masks are recommended but not required.
Conference and meeting rooms Procedure masks must be worn at all times unless individuals are at least 1 metre from others.  Masks are recommended but not required.
Spaces with activities requiring significant movement or interaction, e.g., performance-based courses Procedure masks must be worn at all times, unless specific EHS rules have been communicated. Masks are recommended but not required.
The library (including study rooms) Procedure masks must be worn at all times. Masks are recommended but not required.
Eating and break areas With the exception of the Library, the shuttle, classrooms, studios and labs, you can eat in locations that allow you to be seated. Masks must be put back on when not actively eating or drinking. Masks are recommended but not required.
Outdoors, on campus Masks may be removed when individuals are at least 1 metre from others.  Masks are recommended but not required.
Health Services Procedure masks must be worn at all times. Procedure masks must be worn at all times.

Vaccines

Last updated: March 9, 2022, 12:25 p.m.

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As of Saturday, March 12, proof of vaccination is no longer required for non-core activities, including social events, recreation and athletic games, fundraising and community engagement activities, and student group meetings. Similarly, vaccine passports are no longer required at Le Gym and at the PERFORM fitness centre.

Still, to protect themselves and each other, all Concordians — faculty, staff and students — are strongly encouraged to get fully vaccinated. Appointments can be made via ClicSanté.


Classrooms

Last updated: May 27, 2022, 9:05 a.m.

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Until June 22, procedure masks remain mandatory in Concordia’s shared spaces, including classrooms, the Library, elevators, hallways and any space where physical distancing is not possible. 

As of June 23, wearing procedure masks on campus is recommended but not required.


Online learning spaces

Last updated: February 1, 2022, 2:53 p.m.

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In cases where students need to be on campus and attend a class online, there are a number of locations available:


Cleaning and disinfection

Last updated: December 8, 2021, 11:10 a.m.

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Concordia has cleaning protocols in place that are consistent with the recommendations from the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

High touch areas are cleaned twice a day, seven days a week. These include washrooms, eating areas, break areas, elevators and campus access points. Washrooms and break areas also get a third, more extensive cleaning every night.

Libraries are cleaned daily and conference rooms, classes and lounges are cleaned five times a week.

A spray bottle and reusable cloths are available in all classrooms and changed daily.

To report any cleanliness issues, please contact the Facilities Call Centre by phone at 514-848-2424 ext. 2400, or by email at call2400@concordia.ca.


Air quality and ventilation

Last updated: January 6, 2022, 10:53 a.m.

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Proper ventilation reduces the risk of contaminants by bringing outdoor air into a building and diluting and removing those within a space. This can be done through a mechanical ventilation system or through open windows and doors.

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, Concordia has undertaken a number of measures including:

  • Increasing the amount of fresh air that is pulled in through mechanical systems
  • Increasing the amount of inside air that is pushed out through systems
  • Extending the hours when air is exchanged
  • Continuing to verify the proper functioning of mechanical ventilation systems
  • Developing strategies for the healthy ventilation of spaces without mechanical systems
  • Limiting access to spaces lacking mechanical or natural ventilation

Those with questions or concerns can contact EHS@concordia.ca.


Research labs

Last updated: January 24, 2022, 2:59 p.m.

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There are specific COVID-19 guidelines for research, including those with human participants and essential field research activities.

Get more research-specific information on funding updates, partnerships and innovation, ethics and compliance, and travel.


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Additional resources

If you have questions that are not addressed by the FAQs, please write to covid19info@concordia.ca.

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