Coronavirus COVID-19 Information for Higher Ed

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information for Higher Ed

Coronavirus COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving global health issue. This interim guidance will continue to be updated as additional information becomes available.

Why is this guidance being issued?

The information provided can help members understand how they can contribute to preventing the spread of COVID-19 among students, staff and faculty at their institutions. This page can also serve as a starting point for collecting resources to help plan the response to an infection or outbreak at your institution.

Member Resources

At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with the virus as “low for the general population in Canada”.

PHAC has released a list of community-based measures to mitigate risks and the spread of COVID-19 in Canada. CAUBO members should consult the following websites for the most recent developments concerning COVID-19, including information on preparedness, awareness resources, travel advisories, and seeking medical assistance:


The following links offer guidance for administrators of higher ed, informing the response to COVID-19:

Professional Development

NACUBO will be hosting a series of free webcasts to support administrators as they respond to the disruptions caused by the pandemic, addressing the impact on college and university operations. Access the webcasts through the link below:

APPA hosted a townhall to discuss the financial situation for higher education and share emerging practices in response to COVID-19. Access the townhall using the link below:

Higher Education Strategy Associates (HESA) is hosting a series of weekly webinars every Friday at 1:00 PM (ET) to discuss Canadian higher education’s response to COVID-19. Access the recordings using the link below:

CAUBO member preparations and responses

The Council of Ontario Universities (COU) has compiled this list of member resources to contribute to the higher ed community’s awareness of and response to COVID-19.

CAUBO member universities have developed webpages to provide updates and inform their communities of the actions being taken to contain the propagation of COVID-19.

Let us know

Please let us know if your institution has developed a policy/procedure in response to COVID-19 and would like the opportunity to highlight the actions that have been taken.