Monday, March 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and U of T's response

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Starting Monday, March 16, Faculty of Law classes will be delivered online until the scheduled end of classes on Friday, April 9, 2020. Students will receive information specific to their program. Visit the University FAQ for more information

The Faculty of Law buildings (Jackman, Flavelle and Falconer) will be closed as of 11:59, March 17, 2020.

Global Professional Master of Laws (GPLLM)

Update: Monday, March 30, 2020

The University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies has confirmed that all summer semester courses scheduled to begin in May will be delivered online. It is not yet clear whether these courses will be delivered entirely online, or whether it will be possible to return to class part way through the semester.

This will impact the GPLLM April Intensives scheduled for April 4 & 5 and 25 & 26 as well as the Friday and Saturday classes scheduled for May 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 22 & 23. As noted above, we do not know whether classes offered in June and July will be delivered online or in-person.

The Faculty of Law is communicating directly with those enrolled in the GPLLM. We will continue to update you on new developments via email.

For more information:

Message dated March 16, 2020, 7am EST

University of Toronto operations continue, and all three campuses remain open, with the following measures in place:

Change in format of classes

As announced on March 13 by President Gertler: starting on Monday, March 16 and continuing until the end of classes on Friday, April 3, all in-person undergraduate and research-stream Master’s and Doctoral courses across all three campuses will be delivered by other means, such as online instruction. Decisions regarding professional programs have been made by Deans and more information on course instruction will be posted as it becomes available.

Self-Isolation Guidance  

Based on the guidance of public health officials, the University is directing all members of our community and visitors to our three campuses and our off-campus sites to do the following: 

  • If you have travelled from anywhere outside Canada, including the United States, please self-isolate for 14 days. If you travelled internationally and returned to Canada prior to March 13, you do NOT need to self-isolate.
  • If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing), please call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 or your primary care provider’s office. 
  • Call ahead prior to visiting any healthcare provider and let them know about your travel history and symptoms (e.g. fever, cough, difficulty breathing) so they can make special arrangements to see you quickly, provide testing, and ensure that they use proper infection control measures.  

International Travel  

Based on the guidance of public health officials, the University is advising all members of its community to avoid all non-essential travel abroad and to avoid all cruise ship travel.  

Recreational and Sport Facilities 

The University of Toronto Athletic, Recreation and Physical Activity facilities will be closed effective Sunday, March 15 at 12:01 AM until Friday, April 3. 


Selected libraries remain open, with limited hours, social distancing measures, and restricted to only U of T users. More information will be available Monday, March 16 about upcoming library closures and reductions in hours. 

U of T Day Care Closures 

Based on the recommendation of public health officials, all University of Toronto childcare centres are closed effective Monday, March 16 until Monday, April 6.

Accessibility Services

I am a student registered with Accessibility Services and I'm concerned about doing well in online formats? Can I request accessibility related accommodations?

We recommend you start by contacting your instructor to see what individual accommodations can be considered for your course. If this is not a realistic option, or if you still have questions or concerns, please consult your Accessibility Advisor to discuss next steps. Special updates for students registered at Accessibility Services can be found at:

I am a student who usually writes tests and exams with accessibility related accommodations? What are my next steps?

Students should continue to register to receive accessibility related accommodations for their test/exams using the Accessibility Services Student Portal.

Accommodated Testing Services will be reaching out to you in order to provide you with an option to write either online with the class as scheduled, or at the Test Centre on 255 McCaul Street. Please note that the accommodations that can be provided through online testing arranged by the instructor.

Human Resources & Equity

The March 14th message to faculty, staff, and librarians is available on the HR&E webpage.

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