Massey College is committed to the safety of its staff and residents while continuing to pursue its mission of nourishing learning and serving the public good.
As per the province wide shutdown, Massey College has ceased all in-person events and dining (with the exception of meals for Junior Fellows and Senior Residents) until January 23, 2021.
Changes to this Protocol may be brought at any time in light of changing public health ordinances, development of best practices in light of scientific knowledge or the experience of users. We know that the situation is constantly evolving and additional safety measures may be implemented on an urgent basis at any time.
This Protocol deals with first with the Prevention measures applicable at the College, then the measures that will be adopted if a staff or resident is suspected of or diagnosed with COVID-19, and the measures that will be put in place if the College has to curtail its operations once again and finally the support and enforcement necessary.
All members of the community must observe the following:
Additional daily cleaning will be done in common areas, library, carrels, and dining areas.
Daily Cleaning in the Houses:
Cleaning of Common Areas:
Schedule for pick up of meals:
Non-Res students may sign up for any lunch or dinner, Monday to Friday, with a cap of 10 Non-Res at any one meal. Sign up will be done through the Porter’s Office and must be done up to 1 week in advance.
Members of the Massey Community may dine at the college, but must contact The Porter to make a booking, up to one week in advance. Limited availability at each meal.
Resident Junior Fellows who would like to invite a guest to visit the college must register their guest with The Porter beforehand.
Monday to Friday, 7:00am-11:00pm (Massey College Porters)
Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm (Security Guard)
In an event of shutdown, all resident Junior Fellows will have two possibilities:
Non-resident Junior Fellows will have the possibility to apply for a refund of the meal part of their fee and continue as Virtual Non-resident Junior Fellows.
All Junior Fellows will have access to Massey’s on-line events, and to Massey’s administrative staff and services via email, phone and video-conference. Online student life events will be encouraged to maintain the community together and foster collegiality despite physical isolation.
Three rooms with washrooms to be emptied, cleaned, and sanitized in the event we needed to self-isolate a COVID positive Junior Fellow.
We expect the members of our Community to follow these Guidelines. It is important to our community to keep its members save and do its part to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Failure to abide by these Directives will be considered a violation of the rules of the College.
Members who are concerned about a failure to respect the Rules by another member should report the occurrence to the:
Catering and Facilities Manager email@example.com (with respect to kitchen staff)
Building Manager firstname.lastname@example.org ( with respect to cleaning staff)
Director of Student Life email@example.com (with respect to Junior Fellows)
Principal of the College firstname.lastname@example.org (with respect to other members of the Community or visitors).
A script that reflects our respect for the members of our community and our values of non-discrimination has been developed.
Members of the community or their guests who display a complete disregard for the well-being of others at the College, for example, failing to observe public health etiquette for coughing or sneezing, may be asked to leave by the Head Steward.
This Protocol was developed in consultation with staff and residents. It has been approved by the Governing Board’s Risk Committee. We are particularly grateful to Greg Cerson, Head Steward for his leadership on managing the consultation and the information collection.
The COVID situation is changing daily. Massey College reserves its right to change this Protocol at any time, if public safety requires it. We welcome comments and suggestions from members of the community to improve this Protocol.