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April 3, 2020 – Information on Disclosing COVID-19 Symptoms

Dear Students,

This notice is to provide you with specific information about the steps you should take if you are experiencing, or wish to report, COVID-19 symptoms.

We want to make sure that you understand that reporting symptoms is voluntary and that we will take steps to protect your privacy.

Steps to take if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or are generally feeling ill, you should contact Toronto Public Health (TPH), your local public health office, Ontario Telehealth [Toll Free 1-866-797-0000], or your health care provider, to receive medical support based on your individual symptoms. More information about COVID-19 symptoms is available from Toronto Public Health.

Voluntary Disclosure

Any disclosure you make to staff or instructors is completely voluntary. Should you choose to disclose your COVID-19 status, the person to whom you make the disclosure will:

  • Advise you to stay in your residence or stay at home.
  • Direct you to contact Toronto Public Health or your local public health office directly. TPH will provide you with instructions for self-isolation, self-monitoring, or other actions to be taken if required.
  • Provide you with appropriate course consideration information and health and wellness resources.

Remember, until further notice, the School has agreed to waive the requirement for students to submit a doctors’ note or Attending Physician’s Statement in support of a request for academic considerations, deferred standing or petitions.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Due to the sensitivity of information surrounding disclosures, we will not share any information you provide. If Toronto Public Health feels it is necessary, they will contact York University’s designated TPH liaison ONLY to provide directions.

We know that these are unprecedented and unsettling times. Please check your email and this page regularly for the most current COVID-19 information.

Do your part. Stay apart.

School of Continuing Studies
York University