COVID-19: Guidance for Employees Travelling in a Vehicle

Reminder for all employees:

  • If you feel sick, stay home, DO NOT come to campus/work and inform your supervisor.
  • If you become sick while at work, STOP what you are doing, isolate yourself from others. Put on a face covering and wash your hands. Go home as soon as possible. Avoid public transit and take measures to protect others around you. Inform your Supervisor.
  • If you are ill/have symptoms, do not come to campus/work. Ensure that you complete the Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment and follow the direction given. Also, complete and submit the University Employee Self Declaration Form. Refer to U of G webpage “What to do when you’re sick or have been exposed” for more information.

Measures to follow for travel together in a vehicle for university business:

Wear a Medical Mask

  • Everyone inside the vehicle is required to wear a medical mask during each trip
  • Follow the EHS COVID-19: Guidance for Using Medical Masks
  • Avoid eating and drinking (removing your mask) while travelling in a vehicle unless physical distancing of 2 metres is maintained.


  • When possible, drive with the windows open or partially open to maximize the air flow.

Hand Hygiene

Clean and Disinfect

  • There is a low risk associated with COVID-19 transmission from touching a contaminated surface.
  • However, be mindful of high touch surfaces such as door frame/handles, windows, seatbelt buckles, and steering wheel and always practice good hygiene.
  • In addition to the tools, parts and/or equipment required for the job, you may wish to take extra medical masks and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (optional).

Cleaning and disinfecting a surface with a cloth, while wearing gloves

Respiratory Etiquette when Coughing or Sneezing

  • Cough or sneeze into the elbow or a tissue, even with a face mask on.
  • Dispose of any tissues used as soon as possible in a garbage bag.

Person covering their nose and mouth with a tissue