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COVID-19 Information & University Updates

In an effort to keep our Algoma University community informed, this page has been created to provide our students, faculty, and staff with the latest information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Algoma University works closely with the public health units where all three of our campuses are located (Algoma, Peel and Porcupine) in order to provide accurate information, resources, and guidelines to our University community concerning the current pandemic. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, Algoma University continues to take proactive steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our University community across all three campuses. On this page you will find the number of confirmed cases among members of the Algoma University community, all relevant campus updates, policies and procedures applicable to the COVID-19 Pandemic, frequently asked questions and much more.

Should you have any COVID-19 related questions, please contact covid@algomau.ca

Campuses Safety Plan

View Mandatory Screening Policy

  • All Employees, Students and Guests are required to check-in upon arrival.
  • Students and Employees are required to complete the Health Screening prior to or upon entry to any Algoma University building.
  • Guests are required to complete a guest sign-in.
Current Status

The Ontario Government has announced that in addition to the ‘shutdown’ order issued on April 3rd, all of Ontario will also be issued a State of Emergency and ‘stay at home’ order effective April 8, 2021 for a period of at least 4 weeks.

The Brampton Campus will remain closed during this period. Employees will continue to work from home (except in emergencies), and students will not have access to the campus.

Those studying and working at Algoma’s Timmins Campus will follow Northern College’s direction on closures and use of space.

For the Sault Ste. Marie Campus, in addition to the items outlined in the memo sent on April 4, 2021, the following additional restrictions have been added:

  • All non-essential employees will be required to start working fully from home, no later than Friday April 9, 2021, until further notice.
  • Effective April 12, 2021, campus doors will be locked. Employees who have permission to access campus, can do so via swipe card on either Door Z for the Shingwauk Hall or the East door for the Convergence Centre.
  • One-off visits can be requested by emailing covid@algomau.ca, for faculty, please cc dean@algomau.ca as well.
  • Students will be able to book use in the computer lab(s) via IT Service.

For further details on the current campus information and access to resources, please view the campus specific Student FAQs: Sault Ste. MarieBramptonTimmins.

We thank you for your continued adherence to these measures. Our collective efforts will continue to make a difference

Quarantine/Arrival Information

Through the efforts of the Quarantine Readiness Team, Algoma University has been registered with the Government of Canada as a Designated Learning Institution (DLI) with a Provincially Approved Quarantine Readiness Plan. This plan outlines the steps required when an international student attempts to enter Canada as a member of the Algoma University community, and provides details on how our institution is prepared to support these students.

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Tracking COVID-19 in members of our community

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, two (2) cases have been reported that directly impacted the Algoma University community campus(s). Both have been resolved and 0 outbreaks have occurred.

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Online/Remote Learning

A lot of things are on hold right now, but your education doesn’t have to be.

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Register for your courses

Registration for Spring/Summer courses will open on February 22nd, 2021.

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Staying Connected

Thanks to technology, the campus community continues to support one another.

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Safety Tips and Reminders

Urgent actions are required to protect the health and well-being of our community. This video series offers tips and reminders on how to keep yourself and those around you safe. Together, we can stop the spread and ensure the lockdown ends as quickly as possible.

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Student Emergency Support Fund

The Algoma University Student Emergency Support Fund was established in response to the financial hardships our students are currently facing. As a caring and committed community, we continue to put the success of our students at the forefront of everything we do – your support will provide immediate assistance to students with urgent needs during the COVID-19 crisis, and help them to continue their educational journey

Pandemic Task Force

Meet our collaborative Algoma University Pandemic Task Force committee

The Algoma University Pandemic Task Force is a collaborative committee that holds the responsibility to help guide and review decisions regarding any active Pandemic to ensure that the safety of the Algoma University community and the academic success of our students is at the forefront of all decisions.

Should you have any questions for the Task Force, please email covid@algomau.ca

Virtual COVID-19 Suggestion Box

Do you have a suggestion on how we can improve our COVID-19 response at Algoma University? Fill out this form and let us know.

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