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Information for Employees

What to know before coming to campus

  1. You are expected to complete a health screening self-assessment prior to your arrival each day.  Additional screening questions may be asked of you in advance of being granted entry to a building.
  2. Masks are now required in all indoor spaces per Ryerson’s Face Mask Policy and failure to comply may impact your ability to be on campus. 
    • To help ensure your safety, every employee required to work on campus will be provided with two disposable masks. Please connect with your leader for information on how to obtain your masks. 
  3. If you have been advised to self-isolate, have symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, or have returned from travel anywhere outside Canada in the past 14 days, do not come to campus. 

Sick leave protocol 

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 

  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.
  2. Please complete Ryerson’s google formSelf-Declaration form, external link, opens in new window. The information you provide in this form will be sent to Ryerson’s biosafety officer.
    1. If you are a leader, you may complete the form on your employee’s behalf once you have their permission to do so.
    2. 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, Tanya Vlaskalin, Ryerson’s biosafety officer will be in contact to provide support with the next steps.

If you or your employee reports COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling sick

  1. If you or your employee are sick and experiencing cold and/or flu-like symptoms, do not come to campus. Stay home and PDF fileself-isolate, external link, opens in new window.
  2. Complete Ontario’s COVID-19 Assessment Tool, external link, opens in new window 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, opens in new window 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, opens in new window.
  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

  1. If you have spent time with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19, do not come to campus.
  2. Complete Ontario’s COVID-19 Assessment Tool, external link, opens in new window and follow its advice and any advice you receive from Public Health.
  3. Complete Ryerson’s google formSelf-Declaration form, external link, opens in new window.
  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.