Reporting COVID-19 Cases
Last updated: October 1, 2020
Ryerson’s overall approach to return to campus planning was informed by current public health information. The information may change as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Ryerson will continue to update the site with information, tips and responses to feedback from our community members.
Ryerson’s Environmental Health and Safety team are working under the direction of Toronto Public Health to ensure the university implements any Toronto Public Health directives as necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In the event that Ryerson is advised of a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19:
- Ryerson, with possible direction/guidance from public health agencies, will conduct an investigation and assess risks to community members that may have occurred on campus.
- Public health will advise Ryerson of any additional measures needed to reduce the risk of transmission. This may include:
- instructions for impacted community members to self-isolate or self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms;
- instructions for impacted community members to get tested for COVID-19;
- increasing cleaning and disinfecting.
- Public health will conduct contact tracing of all positive cases.
- Contact tracing is a method of identifying, assessing, monitoring and educating individuals who have had close contact with someone who is infected with a virus. These individuals are at a higher risk of becoming infected and sharing the virus with others. Contact tracing can help the individuals understand their risk and limit further spread of the virus.
- Public health will advise if additional testing and/or actions are necessary in the event that a cluster of multiple cases is categorized as an outbreak.
Unless advised by public health agencies through the above assessment, there are no restrictions or special measures required for individuals who have had contact with suspected cases of COVID-19.