Keeping York Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the provincial government has strengthened enforcement of the Provincial Stay-at-Home order that will be in effect in the City of Toronto until at least May 20. Our community is strongly encouraged not to come to campus unless absolutely necessary at this time.

We will continue to operate online and remotely, as planned for the Summer 2021 Term.

Under strict adherence to the provincial COVID-19 response framework, currently approved research and in-person activities can continue. For faculty, staff, instructors, researchers and students with a Passport York account who require access to York’s campuses, please use the Campus Access Form. Please note that you should allow one week for requests to be approved, and once this happens, you will receive a confirmation email asking you to complete a daily screening checklist before you can come on site.

On November 18, 2020 York University’s Senate Executive Committee approved the extension of the Principles to Guide Fall/Winter Graduate and Undergraduate Course Planning to the Summer 2021 term. This means that the same approach to course delivery approved for the Winter term will also apply to the Summer 2021 term.

We are actively planning for a safe return to our campuses for the Fall 2021 term. This means we are planning to bring classes and co-curricular opportunities back onto our campuses as much as possible, while also prioritizing health and safety for all students, faculty, course instructors and staff.

In the interim, students and faculty will have access to the essential teaching and learning tools needed for a high-quality online education experience. Although these are challenging times for everyone, brighter days are ahead and the York community has a lot to be proud of. If you need a little inspiration – or want to learn more about the many ways that students, faculty and staff are stepping up in the fight against COVID-19, visit York U’s BetterTogether stories.