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.
The Ontario Government has passed legislation amending the leave provisions of the Employment Standards Act, 2000. Amended leave provisions apply to two broad categories of reasons for an employee needing to be absent from 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.
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.
Occupational Health and Wellnes have provided the following tips to assist you in making your remote work space as comfortable as possible: