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Faculty, Staff and Visitor COVID-19 Reporting

Ryerson has developed processes and guidelines to assist managers with sick leave protocols during COVID-19. 

If you or your employee tests positive for COVID-19 and has been on campus in the past 14 days 

  1. If you or your employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and you have been attending campus in the last fourteen days, do not return to campus. Follow all public health directives including self-isolation.
  2. Please complete Ryerson’s google formSelf-Declaration form, external link
    • The information you provide in this form will be sent to Ryerson’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team.
    • If you are a leader and your employee is unable to complete the form, you may complete the form on their behalf with their permission by gathering as much information information about their case as possible (including: dates on campus, location while on campus, onset date of symptoms, testing date, personal info [date of birth, contact, address] and any known close contacts).
    • If you are an employee, please also confirm any necessary sick time with your leader and cc your HR partner.
  3. Once you have completed the form, Ryerson’s EHS team  will be in contact to provide support with the next steps.

If you or your employee reports COVID-19 symptoms and has been on campus in the past 14 days 

  1. If you (or your employee) are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to campus. Stay home and PDF fileself-isolate, external link.
  2. Complete Ontario’s COVID-19 Assessment Tool, external link and follow its advice and any advice you receive from Public Health.
  3. If the assessment advises you to get tested for COVID-19, dedicated assessment centres, external link have been established across the greater Toronto area to facilitate assessment and testing. Information on locations is available on local public health websites including Toronto and Peel Region. 
  4. Complete Ryerson’s google formSelf-Declaration form, external link only if you have had close contact (high risk exposure) with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or you have been tested and your test has come back inconclusive.
  5. Notify your supervisor by email and cc your HR partner to coordinate remote work or time off if needed.

If you or your employee have spent time with someone that tested positive for COVID-19 and you/your employee have been on campus in the past 14 days

  1. If you have spent time with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19, and have been identified as a close contact (had a high risk exposure) do not come to campus.
  2. Complete Ontario’s COVID-19 Assessment Tool, external link and follow any directives on self isolation or testing or advice you receive from Public Health. If you are fully vaccinated, this assessment will determine whether self-isolation is required.
  3. If the assessment advises you to get tested for COVID-19 and your test returns inconclusive, self isolate and follow any direction received from Public Health, and  complete Ryerson’s google formSelf-Declaration form, external link.
  4. Notify your supervisor by email and cc your HR partner to coordinate remote work or time off if needed.

When Ryerson becomes aware that a worker has an occupational illness as a result of being exposed to COVID-19 on campus, or that a claim for an occupational disease has been filed with the WSIB, Ryerson will also report the illness within 4 days to:

  • a director of the Ministry of Labour
  • our joint health and safety committee or representative
  • Workplace Wellbeing Services

In general, 10 days following a positive diagnosis or the start of symptoms, employees can stop isolating if they no longer have a fever and their symptoms have improved, but they should continue with physical distancing measures.

For more information, visit How the University Responds to Cases.