COVID-19 and Seasonal Respiratory Illness information
The University of Saskatchewan has resumed the majority of its in-person activities at all of our campuses. We encourage all students, staff and faculty to take precautions that they believe are appropriate to help Protect the Pack, including staying current with your vaccinations, as per public health guidelines.
Stay home if you are sick, regardless if you think it is COVID-19 or not.
Make sure you are feeling better from any illness before returning to campus
Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, should consider taking a rapid antigen COVID-19 test. Rapid tests are available to USask students, staff and faculty at the USSU desk.
Follow the Government of Saskatchewan's isolation guidelines to determine if you must isolate before coming back to USask.
- Employees, if you need to take time away from work because of COVID-19 or other illness, please contact your people leader to make arrangements.
- Students, if you need to miss class or an exam because you are sick, contact your instructor(s). Learn more about how to reschedule an exam.
Colds, flu and other respiratory illnesses
Viruses that cause the common cold, flu and other respiratory illnesses rise every fall and winter and being prepared is essential.
- If you are sick, stay home. You must be feeling better before returning to campus.
Tips for keeping our campus community safe
- Get your flu shot and keep your immunizations up to date, including an updated COVID-19 vaccination. Staff and faculty can get their vaccinations at the Campus Medicine Shop Pharmacy or via the Sask Health Authority. Watch for more information coming this fall!
- Use a mask, particularly in crowded settings or if you are or are around those at risk of more severe disease and outcomes. Masks and N95s are available to USask students, staff and faculty at the USSU desk.
- Wash and dry your hands! Regularly washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water to reduce risks of infection and transmission of illness.