COVID-19 - York University supports City of Toronto request to continue work at home arrangements until September

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, we have taken extraordinary efforts over the last 11 weeks to transition our courses to remote instruction and to shift all but required services off our campuses. While we look forward to re-opening the campuses in consultation with government and public health authorities, we are also contributing to efforts to bring down new cases of COVID-19 in the interim. I am grateful to the entire community for making it possible to support the City of Toronto’s request to continue our work from home arrangements until September at the earliest.

York is joining U of T, Ryerson and a number of GTA community colleges, as well as other major employers across Toronto, to support the city’s request. Doing so also allows the University the necessary time to fully plan and introduce a phased and timely return to more regular operations when conditions allow us to do so.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we manage our way through these challenging times.


Rhonda L. Lenton
President and Vice Chancellor