COVID-19 Tools and Resources

If you are unable to perform your duties due to a self-isolation period or illness related absence resulting from COVID-19 please notify your Supervisor/Manager, Chair or Division Head per normal practice to inform them of your absence and complete the Self Declaration Form.  

In response to operational changes resulting from COVID-19 and to support University of Guelph Managers and Employees as they navigate the changing environment in a healthy and productive way,  HR has compiled a list of tools, resources and information to assist you.  The information will continuously be updated, so please remember to check back on a regular basis.


Reduce the risk of coronavirus infection

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.  Employees and their supervisor(s) must complete the SelfAssessment Checklist prior to commencing a work from home arrangement.  Please contact your HR Consultant for more information.

Stay Connected While Practicing Social distancing 

Ergonomics While Working Remotely

Health and Safety

If you have concerns or inquiries related to COVID-19 and working safely please contact Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) or Occupational Health and Wellness (OHW)


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 be made to the following links:

Remote Learning Opportunities

L&D has postponed or cancelled many of the programs scheduled up to the end of April and are in the process of updating the Event Calendar to reflect programs that will be available remotely or through online learning.  Below are some recommended LinkedIn Learning Resources to assist you with both professional and personal development.

LinkedIn Learning Resources

  • LinkedIn Learning Seminar to assist you with LinkedIn Learning
  • Top 5 course recommendations for successful resilience & remote work:

  1. Building Resilience
  2. Working Remotely
  3. Managing Virtual Teams
  4. Time Management: Working from Home
  5. Cultivating Mental Agility