Most COVID-19 protocols are no longer in effect at Concordia. However, we continue to monitor Quebec’s epidemiological situation and would reinstate safety measures in accordance with public health recommendations.
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.
Inform your supervisor/professor that you are self-isolating.
DO NOT come to campus until you have tested negative for COVID-19 AND have been without fever for at least 24 hours and your other symptoms are improving. Please note that if you used a rapid antigen test, you would need 2 negative tests, 24 hours apart.
If you do not have access to testing (PCR or rapid antigen/home test), or you tested positive DO NOT come to campus until:
If unvaccinated: 5 dayshave elapsed from the start of symptoms AND you have been without fever for at least 24 hours and your other symptoms are improving.
Please note that you must also obtain a negative result to resume your activities after the 5 days of self-isolation. If the result is positive, you must continue your self-isolation.
If fully vaccinated: 5 days have elapsed from the start of symptoms AND you have been without fever for at least 24 hours and your other symptoms are improving.
During the next 5 days, following your isolation:
Wear a mask during any social interaction
Avoid contact with vulnerable people.
Avoid participating in non-essential social events.
Keep a distance of 2 metres from other people if possible.
After 10 days, you may resume your activities as usual while taking steps to limit the spread of the virus.
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.