COVID-19 Update: Getting vaccinated, New call centre, Reopening facilities and more

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The following information is provided by the Return to Campuses steering committee.

Getting vaccinated

In Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph (WDG), almost 80 per cent of eligible people have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination and almost 60 per cent are fully vaccinated. This is great news and an important step in keeping us all safe!

U of G students, faculty and staff who live outside the region can register for vaccination with WDG Public Health.

To book a vaccination appointment locally:

  • Get your first dose by walking into any WDG Public Health clinic with no appointment.
  • Book your second dose appointment using the WDG Public Health booking website. If you have already booked your second dose, you may be able to arrange an earlier appointment.
  • Watch WDG Public Health’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts daily for information about drop-in opportunities to get your second dose.
  • Students – contact Student Health Services to book a vaccination appointment on campus. Call 519-824-4120 Ext., 52131.

Outside the area:

  • Learn about local vaccination clinics on the Government of Ontario’s COVID-19 website.
  • You may also be able to arrange vaccination at your doctor’s office or a pharmacy.

Interested in learning more about vaccinations? Check out these COVID-19 vaccine videos from the Government of Ontario.

Ontario moves into Step 3 of Roadmap to Reopen

Ontario is now in Step 3 in the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. This new step does not create any immediate change in operations at U of G. To learn more about this step, visit the Government of Ontario’s website.

New U of G COVID-19 Call Centre

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to a positive case, the call centre:U of G’s new COVID-19 call centre supports students, faculty and staff. Contact the call centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906 if you have tested positive for COVID-19, have been exposed to a positive case, have questions about vaccination, or general questions and/or concerns about COVID-19.

  • Is your first point of contact at U of G;
  • Will guide you through the reporting process, and;
  • Will connect you with supports from Student Health Services or Occupational Health and Wellness.

The call centre is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voicemail is available after hours.

Athletics and the library reopen

With Ontario in Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen, the Department of Athletics is working on plans to safely resume indoor activities. Visit the Fitness and Recreation website to learn more about their reopening plan as well as indoor, outdoor and online fitness activities.

The McLaughlin Library has reopened for in-person access. Visit the library’s website to learn more about online and in-person services.

Updated COVID-19 screening questions

The Government of Ontario has updated its COVID-19 screening tool questions. The changes take into consideration possible side effects associated with vaccination. When you complete U of G’s COVID-19 screening tool, which links to the Government of Ontario’s questions, please read each question carefully before responding.

Continue to complete the screening tool every day before coming to any U of G facility.

The University’s COVID-19 website is your best source of information on U of G’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Return to Campuses website provides essential information for those coming to campus. If you need to be on campus, make sure you complete the U of G COVID-19 Screening Form every day before you arrive.