COVID-19 Tools and Resources
In response to operational changes resulting from COVID-19 and to support University of Guelph Employees as they navigate the changing environment in a healthy and productive way, HR has compiled the following list of tools, resources and information to assist you.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Ontario Government has passed legislation amending the leave provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000 to provide for an Infectious Disease Emergency Leave (IDEL) which is a job protected leave available to an employee that is required to be absent or is unable to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health and Safety
- If you have concerns or inquiries related to COVID-19 and working safely on campus please contact Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) or Occupational Health and Wellness (OHW).
- More information about working safely during COVID-19 can be found within the EHS Guidelines under COVID-19.
- Information about ordering personal hygiene supplies, building readiness, signage and cleaning measures for common areas and high touch surface can be found on the Physical Resources website at PR COVID-19 Tools and Resources.
- Personal hygiene supplies are available for purhcase from the Physical Resources Stockroom.
The University has suspended all non-essential hiring while we closely monitor the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation continues to evolve, updates will available at the following links:
- University of Guelph Current Opportunities for Internal and External Job Seekers
- University of Guelph Request to Hire for Hiring Managers
Remote Learning Opportunities
Learning & Development is working diligently to identify web-based learning workshops that can provide tools, resources and skills to meet your needs as we all adapt to remote or challenging work conditions.
- A full set of learning programs available to staff and faculty can be found on the Event Calendar.
- Free digital learning resources are also available to support your effectiveness.
- A variety of online wellness-related resources and virtual events can be found on the Wellness@Work COVID-19 Wellness Resources web page.
- The University's Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) provider, Homewood Health, has created a COVID-19 Pandemic Toolkit for Leaders, Manager, and Supervisors.
Working From Home
- Temporary Work from Home Guidelines have been designed to assist employees and their supervisors in assessing the suitability and expectations of a temporary work from home arrangement where an employee has been impacted by COVID-19.
- Work from Home Self-Assessment Checklist must be completed by employees and their supervisor(s) prior to commencing a work from home arrangement.
- HR Consultants are available to provide additional support and information.
- The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recently announced two methods available to individuals wishing to claim home-based work expenses for the 2020 tax year. See the 2020 Tax Year - T2200S web page for more information.
- For employees wishing to request a T2200S, the new online request form is available on the Human Resources Employee Self Service Portal. See the 2020 Tax Year - T2200S web page for more information.
Occupational Health and Wellnes have provided the following tips to assist you in making your remote work space as comfortable as possible: