As government regulations and public health advice continue to evolve, the University of Toronto (U of T) is looking ahead to resuming operations of research spaces that were closed or operating with reduced occupancy due to COVID-19.
In so doing, the health and safety of people in the research space is a priority and appropriate measures must be put in place. Such measures will take into account factors including legal obligations, public health advice, and operational considerations. The University will put in place measures to protect the health and safety of its faculty, staff, students, contractors and other members of the U of T community, and to provide reassurance to community members who may have concerns about COVID-19 transmission. This guideline outlines strategies and the University’s requirements for making research spaces ready for re-entry or increased occupancy.
This guideline is also a consolidation of various tools/resources from the University and other public health authorities that will be useful during re-opening.
The Guidelines for Reopening Research Spaces (GRRS) has been replaced by the COVID-19 General Workplace Guidelines (GWG).