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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

COVID-19 Response (Infectious Disease Program)

NOTE: If Durham Region is in the Grey stage - lockdown or a province-wide shutdown, please refer to the information found on the Return to Remote Activities Preparedness webpage. 

Ready For You

For more information on return to on-campus activities, please visit the main COVID-19 webpage: Ready For You.  The overall University Return to Campus Plan should be read to give an overall idea of the plans for return to campus.  Further, the Ontario Tech COVID-19 Safety Plan summarizes the actions taken by the University to mitigate and control the risk of COVID-19 spread within our campus community. 

Additionally, workers returning to work on campus should read the Return-to-Campus Multi-Stage Plan Section and the What to Expect on Campus Section to obtain information any of the processes not covered here. 

Download the Ontario Tech COVID-19 Safety Plan
Download the Ontario Tech Return to Campus Plan


Infectious Disease Training: COVID-19 


COVID-19 Reporting


Guidance Documents 

  • COVID-19 Resumption of Activity - Risk Mitigation Planning Document.  For all areas returning to work on campus, Unit Leads are required to complete COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Plans for their areas to demonstrate that strategies reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission have been discussed, reviewed, and implemented.  The University Operations Task Force will work with unit leads on developing plans that support a safe return to campus, which will include a risk assessment of spaces that promotes risk mitigation.  While the COVID-19 Resumption of Activity - Risk Mitigation Planning Document explains risk mitigation strategies, it is the Risk Mitigation Planning Template that should be submitted.
  • Guidelines for Working on Campus During COVID-19. This document communicates the actions that should be taken by individuals on-campus to ensure the safety of our workplace and community.  Please note: masks and/or face coverings are required when in shared campus spaces inside campus buildings.

COVID-19 Specific On Campus Plans and Processes  

  • The Return-to-Campus Multi-Stage Plan Section and What to Expect on Campus Section on the The Ready For You website should be reviewed to understand the new plans and processes in place on campus.  This includes information on acquiring/creating signage, mask and face covering information, physical distancing information, hand sanitizer ordering information, etc.

Specific Areas

Research Labs / Teaching Labs
  • Laboratory Space Planning and Distancing Guideline.  To limit the exposure and spread of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus, it is extremely important to practice physical distancing. Staff and Faculty in charge of lab spaces are encouraged to clarify the new norms and behavioral expectations by following these guidelines.