University helps students stay socially connected

The University of Toronto is supporting and caring for students who must stay in residence during the COVID-19 outbreak, while actively assisting students who are trying to make arrangements to go home. 

The university last week requested students who live in residence and are able to return home to do so, taking with them essential items such as laptops, textbooks and material needed to complete their coursework. 

However, students have been told they’re welcome to remain in residence if they are unable to return home – as is the case for some international students, students whose family members are in self-isolation and out-of-province students who need more time to make travel arrangements. 

“The university has asked students to move out of residence where possible to support the public health distancing measures being imposed in the province,” said Sandy Welsh, U of T's vice-provost, students. “However, we understand that many students have exceptional circumstances that require them to continue to call our residences home.  

We want those students who need to stay here to be with us during this challenging time.”

(By Rahul Kalvapalle)

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