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New Provincial COVID-19 Lockdown Measures Effective Monday November 23, 2020

November 23, 2020

Effective Monday, November 23, 2020, Toronto will enter into the grey lockdown phase of the Province of Ontario’s COVID-19 Framework.

In response, Ryerson University has issued a new set of protocols for the university. Under the provincial lockdown order and Ryerson’s new protocols, the university must restrict access to buildings, and only virtual instruction will be permitted except where in-person instruction is required (for example, nursing and midwifery clinical labs). These new measures mean the following changes for the law school. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The law school and the law library (4th Floor POD) will be closed. Starting November 23rd, the law school and law library will be closed to everyone – including students, staff and faculty.
  • There will be remote instruction for all law school classes until the end of the semester. Our two in-person classes taught at TRSM by Professors Halewood and Leitch will be conducted remotely going forward until the end of the semester. Please reach out if you need assistance with this transition.
  • Students will not be able to use law school or law library facilities to study for exams. Ryerson is planning to make study spaces available outside the law school (on a very limited basis) in order to accommodate those students whose situations make it difficult or impossible to study from home.
  • All winter semester classes will be offered entirely remotely. With today’s new protocols and with current information about the pandemic, the law school is now planning to offer all winter classes remotely.


For the full set of Ryerson’s COVID-19 Campus Protocols, click here. We cannot understate the importance of following these safety measures, which are intended to limit the transmission of the virus.

The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff remain our primary concern. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will adapt our response accordingly.

Please let us know if you have any questions or require assistance with this transition by contacting law@ryerson.ca.