January 13, 2:00 PM - Email to University Community
Significant efforts to ensure the safety of our campus residents
Hello, Aanii, Bonjour,
With classes beginning anew this week, I would like to thank the many faculty and staff who have worked over the holidays to provide the best possible instruction and support for our students this winter term. The many hours spent modifying course content, responding to student requests, and welcoming new students into residence, have all been critical in delivering the excellent academic experience to which we are committed.
Since announcing last week that we are now offering Rapid COVID-19 Antigen testing on campus for our campus residents, we have begun testing asymptomatic students at their request. This option is available to students in order to help protect not only our campus community, but the Greater Sudbury community as a whole. Since returning, many of our students have elected to be tested. Should any of these rapid tests return as a preliminary positive, a “gold standard” PCR COVID-19 test would then follow within 24 hours and the individual would self-isolate while awaiting the results. Naturally, we will collaborate with Public Health Sudbury & Districts in the event of a positive test to implement our isolation protocols. The ability to test asymptomatic individuals is above and beyond what most campuses are able to provide, and we expect that it will help us detect positive cases more quickly.
With the spread of the virus happening faster than ever, we are aware that it may simply be a matter of time until we have a positive case on campus, however, we are confident that we have the right protocols in place to limit the spread. We will continue to work closely with Public Health Sudbury & Districts while doing everything we can to support our students and ensure the safety of our community.
Thank you, Merci, Miigwech
Robert Haché, Ph.D.
President and Vice-Chancellor
Safe Return to Campus
Laurentian University Protocols
As we enter Phase 2 and gradually return to campus, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority. To reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, we have put in place rigorous protocols and processes which follow federal, provincial and municipal governmental guidelines as well as public health directives.
COVID-19 Self Screening Questionnaire
NOTE: This self-disclosure questionnaire is confidential and is to be used for screening purposes only. No contact information will be collected or saved. If you have any questions about the collection and use of this information please contact Human Resources at email@example.com.
Student Emergency Support Fund
The Student Emergency Support Fund was established by Laurentian University shortly after the COVID-19 emergency was declared on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020.
In these unprecedented times, information evolves and changes rapidly. Please reference the documents in chronological order starting with the most recent for the most up-to-date information.