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Return-to-campus plan

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety is a shared responsibility. As a member of the university community, you should assess your health before coming to campus.

Healthy campus

Last updated: November 14, 2022, 5:34 p.m.


Quebec Public Health has lifted the requirement that people automatically isolate for five days if they test positive for COVID-19. However, those with symptoms that allow them to leave home should consider wearing a mask to protect others.

Anyone who feels sick or is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19 can consult Quebec’s COVID-19 resources.

  • 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.
  • Staff 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.
  • Faculty members should continue to contact their chair, unit head or dean’s office to communicate an absence.

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

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

Learn more on Environmental Health and Safety's COVID-19 page.


Last updated: August 19, 2022, 10:28 a.m.


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.

Details according to type of space

Health Services and PERFORM clinics Procedure masks must be worn at all times.
Shuttle bus Masks are not mandatory
Classroom settings Masks are not mandatory
Teaching and research labs  Masks are not mandatory
Offices, conference and meeting rooms Masks are not mandatory
The library and study rooms Masks are not mandatory


Last updated: June 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m.

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Masks are recommended but not required.

There is no physical distancing requirement in classrooms.

Currently, food and beverages may not be consumed in classrooms.

If a student’s class is transferred from a campus location to online delivery, they may use the space reserved for their class to connect from campus. 

Online learning spaces

Last updated: June 22, 2022, 5:00 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:

Air quality and ventilation

Last updated: June 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m.


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

Research labs

Last updated: June 23, 2022, 10:18 a.m.


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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