Toronto Moves into Grey-Lockdown

As you may know, on Friday, March 5, the Ontario government announced that the City of Toronto will move into “Grey-Lockdown,” officially ending the Stay-at-Home order in the GTA as of March 8 at 12:01 a.m. At this time, we can confirm that this change does not pose any significant impacts to on-campus classes that have been planned for the Winter 2021 term.

York University continues to focus our planning on ensuring that we are providing access to a high-quality learning experience for our community. As a reminder, the University has approved a limited number of courses that require in-person classes, imposing gathering limitations and other health and safety measures that meet with current public health requirements.

The accommodations that the University has made for the winter term will remain in place and adhere closely to the recently announced restrictions. For those seeking access to campus, we remind everyone that:

  • Those who have been approved to come onto our campuses must complete the screening checklist every day (including those in residence), responding “no” to all questions in order to come on site.
  • If your activity is not part of a previously approved or ongoing instructional activity, requests to attend on-campus activities must be made by submitting a campus access form.
  • Libraries will remain open for contactless curb-side pickup and students with exceptional needs who require access to book lockers, research appointments, digitization services or access to photocopiers and computers can contact askusyul@yorku.ca for assistance.
  • Y-Space will remain closed to in-person activities and Innovation York will continue to offer virtual support for affected entrepreneurs and staff.

We continue to monitor the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and should any additional information about the impact of these current restrictions on campus activities come forward, it will be shared directly with you. In the meantime, please visit the YU Better Together website for regular updates.

Sincerely,

Lisa Philipps
Provost & Vice-President Academic