Update as of September 2022
As of September 7, 2022, the Toronto School of Theology building is open to the public.
The following is consistent with University of Toronto and Public Health Ontario protocols:
- Within the TST building, masks will no longer be required, subject to any changes in public health guidance. However, some members of our community may choose to continue to wear a mask. We ask everyone to respect each other’s decisions, comfort levels and health needs.
- Visitors to the TST building will not be required to show proof of vaccination.
TST Students and Faculty: TST member colleges may have specific guidelines regarding entering buildings and/or attending events/class in-person. Please check with the individual member colleges for more information. See links to member college COVID-19 information below.
If you are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19
Updated September 2, 2022
Please review the following table and isolate if applicable:
Individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms – please see specific symptoms and isolation guidance
Isolate until no fever and symptoms improving for 24 hours (48 hours for gastro-intestinal symptoms), regardless of testing results or no testing. Continue to wear a mask for 10 days from symptom onset, and avoid non-essential visits to vulnerable individuals and highest risk settings* for 10 days. Avoid non-essential activities where you need to take off your mask (for example, playing a wind instrument in music class or removing your mask for sports or dining out).
Isolation for 10 days for hospitalized, immunocompromised and those in highest risk settings remains.
Individuals who test positive but are asymptomatic
No longer require isolation if remain asymptomatic. Same recommendation per above to mask and avoid vulnerable individuals and settings for 10 days. Isolate if symptoms develop. Avoid non-essential activities where you need to take off your mask (for example, playing a wind instrument in music class or removing your mask for sports or dining out).
Individuals who are close contacts of the symptomatic or positive case
No longer require quarantine regardless of vaccination status. Isolate immediately if symptoms develop. Wear a mask for 10 days from last exposure and avoid non-essential visits to vulnerable individuals and settings. Avoid non-essential activities where you need to take off your mask (for example, playing a wind instrument in music class or removing your mask for sports or dining out).
For Students - Verification of Illness Form and Extensions
TST is following the University of Toronto in temporarily suspending the need for a doctor’s note or medical certificate (i.e. Verification of Illness Form) to document any medical-related absence from academic participation in your program. Instead, conjoint students must register absences due to medical reasons on the ACORN Declaration of Absence tool. Non-conjoint students must inform their college registrar of the days missed. Please note that the normal College/TST extension forms are still required for all extension requests, and the deadlines for form submissions remain the same. Extension requests can be “signed” by the submission of an email from your utoronto address stating “Attached here is the form [insert name of form]. Please accept this email as indication of my signature.”
TST Member College COVID-19 Updates and Information
- Emmanuel College / Victoria University
- Knox College
- Regis College
- St. Augustine's Seminary
- Trinity College (Faculty of Divinity)
- University of St. Michael's College (Faculty of Theology) - no update available
- Wycliffe College