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.
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.
If you are having fever in the last 24 hours, you shouldn’t attend the exam. You would need to communicate your absence with your professor, research lead, or department administrator. you may also wish to consult information on academic accommodations, including reporting short-term absences.
If you don’t have a fever in the last 24 hours without medication and your health situation allows, you can attend the exam provided that for 10 days following the appearance of your symptoms you:
Wear a procedure mask on campus if you cannot stay home,
Avoid contact with members of the vulnerable population,
As a Quebec institution, we have several factors to consider in terms of imposing requirements: the epidemiological situation in the province, community support, and the ability to apply a safety measure that is neither mandated by government nor implemented elsewhere, outside of medical settings.
The decision to remove the mask mandate in public places was made by INSPQ and the Government of Quebec. It was based on the epidemiological situation, including the positive effects of high vaccination rates on COVID-19 virulence, as measured through hospitalization data.
Because we take the health and safety of our community members extremely seriously, we recommend that those entering our spaces continue to wear a mask. We are also continuing to supply masks through dispensers at most building entrances.
Staff and Faculty members 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.