UCC 2021–22

Health and Safety Information

COVID-19 Advisory

To report a positive COVID-19 case, families are asked to contact UCC's Health Centre and their respective head of school: 

David Girard, Assistant Head of the Prep (Primary)
Gareth Evans, Assistant Head of the Prep (Middle)
Jeff Aitken, Head, Upper School

Mandatory Health Protocols

The Ministry of Education has introduced a vaccination disclosure policy for all publicly funded school board employees, as well as staff in private schools for the 2021–22 school year. Enhanced protective strategies are required to protect our most vulnerable members of the community, notably younger students, who are ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccination at this time. Given the nature of the highly transmissible Delta variant and the evidence of the effectiveness of vaccines in keeping communities safe, UCC has updated its mandatory health protocols to include the following:

Mandatory Declaration of Vaccine Status 
Families are required to declare the vaccine status and provide proof of vaccination for eligible students (those born in 2009 or earlier) to the Health Centre through completion of a supplementary medical form via Bluenet.

Mandatory Vaccination Policy 
The College requires full vaccination for all eligible students and employees who will be accessing the campus for in-person learning and activities. If eligible children have not already been vaccinated, the school is requiring that they receive full vaccination by no later than October 18, 2021. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, exemptions will only be considered for defined medical conditions as determined by a clinician and/or for reasons of religion or creed. UCC families are directed to contact the Health Centre for more information about policy-accepted exemptions for students.

Recommended Health Protocols

Rapid Antigen Screening (Rapid Testing)
To further support providing a safe learning environment the school encourages rapid antigen testing, in particular for students and employees with COVID-19 symptoms.

Daily Symptom Monitoring and Screening
Parents are encouraged to monitor their student’s health daily. Students must remain home if they are feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of illness. The REACH app or COVID-19 self-screening tools are available.

Contacts

List of 1 items.

  • UCC Health Centre

    Hours: Monday to Friday | 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  
    General email: health.centre@ucc.on.ca

    Wynne de Jong, Director
    416-488-1125, ext. 2027

    Prep School
    Sarah Pang, RN  
    416-488-1125, ext. 4911

    Upper School
    Anna Gryszkiewicz, RN
    416-488-1125, ext. 2270

    More information on the Health Centre is available in the UCC Student Health Services brochure.

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Who do I contact if my student tests positive for COVID-19?

    To report a positive COVID-19 case, families are asked to contact UCC's Health Centre and can also contact their respective head of school:
  • Have health and safety measures at UCC been updated for the 2021–22 school year?

    For students attending UCC for in-person learning, the College continues to follow directions from the Ministry of Education and Toronto Public Health. The College continues to encourage and employ protective strategies to support a safe and healthy environment for students and employees. Below is a condensed list of updated health and safety measures.

    While confirmation of daily screening is no longer required and completion of the REACH app is now voluntary, we encourage all members of our community to continue monitoring health and ask that individuals remain home if feeling unwell or experiencing any symptoms of illness.

    We have introduced a mask-friendly environment and will support individual decisions regarding mask preference. Please note there are some instances when masks are required:
    1. Indoor assemblies and events (until further notice).
    2. For days 6-10 after a self-isolation period of five days after a COVID-19 diagnosis. Learn more here.
    3. If you are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. Learn more here.
    4. For the first 14 days following travel outside of Canada. Learn more here.
    Enhanced ventilation and facility cleaning and disinfecting practices are in place.
  • My student woke up feeling sick. What should I do?

    Parents should contact Attendance to report their student absent and are encouraged to complete the REACH screening app or a self-screening tool. If you answer "yes" to any of the screening questions, you are directed to follow the directions on the screening questionnaire and Toronto Public Health guidance.
The word experience The UCC Difference
© 2022 Upper Canada College. All Rights Reserved.