COVID-19 - 2019 Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19: Supports

Questions about COVID-19? Students, faculty and staff may call U of G’s COVID-19 call centre at 519-824-4120, Ext. 53906 or email


COVID-19 presents additional barriers to participating in the academic environment for many individuals. In support of inclusion, the University provides academic accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.

  • If you are a student and need academic accommodation relating to:
    • a disability – contact Student Accessibility Services
    • a religious observance – contact your course instructor or follow the procedures described in the academic calendar for your program.
  • If you are an employee and need accommodation relating to a disability, contact Occupational Health and Wellness.
  • If you are a member of an equity-seeking group and have concerns about inclusion, contact Diversity and Human Rights.


If you feel stressed or anxious about COVID-19 reach out for support from the following resources:

  • contact Counselling Services at 519-824-4120 ext. 53244
  • text “UofG” to 686868 using your text- or SMS-enabled device
  • call Good2Talk 1-866-925-5454
  • contact Keep.meSAFE (International Students) – 24/7 online or phone counselling for international students. Counselling is offered in many different languages and from counsellors with a variety of backgrounds.
  • Connect with a student experience advisor:
    • International students
    • Indigenous students
    • Cultural diversity
    • Off-campus living
    • New students
    • Sexual and gender diversity
    • Multi-faith
  • employees can call Homewood Health, U of G’s Employee and Family Health Provider at 1-800-663-1142

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Staff and faculty can call 519-824-4120 Ext. 53444 to consult with a counsellor regarding a student of concern.

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University of Guelph Response to COVID-19

The University of Guelph is following its pandemic plan and refining its approach as the pandemic evolves. We receive direction from the Ontario government and Ministry of Health and guidance from WDG Public Health.  Learn more on our Safety Measures and Practices page.

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The Ontario Health Network organizes the supply of pandemic resources for healthcare and other organizations in the Wellington-Waterloo area. Community agencies can email

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