Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Last Updated: February 16, 2021

The Provincial Government and the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) provide health and safety directives that inform our protocols here at Western. The following measures have been put in place in each of our residence buildings to enhance the health and safety of our community. These protocols will be updated regularly based on directives from the provincial government and the MLHU.

London and Middlesex County are currently in the Red-Control level of Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework

 

It is essential that you adhere to the Residence Contract, follow directions from Residence Staff and University employees, respect the rights of your fellow community members, and demonstrate patience and kindness. Please note that violations of these health and safety protocols can result in elevated outcomes under the Residence Contract and Western’s Code of Student Conduct.

Residence BuildingCOVID-19 Protocols
All Buildings

Guest Policy: External guests are not permitted in residence during this time. All inter-residence access is paused, with a few exceptions to dining hall or front desk services as follows:.

  • Alumni House students are allowed to access Elgin Hall’s dining hall;
  • London Hall students can access Essex Hall’s dining hall;
  • If your front desk is closed, students are permitted to attend the front desk of the adjacent residence for assistance.

Note: A guest is a non-resident of the building. Anyone visiting you (whether signed in under your name or not) is considered to be your guest even if they live in a different Western residence.

Workout rooms are closed in all residences.

Laundry rooms and music rooms are open, subject to capacity limits posted on the doors.

Dining Hall Seating is limited to 10 seats. Please ensure you are only sitting in designated spots indicated by the green circles to physically distance from each other.

Alumni House

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

In-Suite Common Area Capacity Limit: ONLY to be used by the students who live in the suite. Resident guests are only permitted in the private bedroom of their host and should not be spending time or interacting with others in the common areas of the suite e.g. kitchen, living area.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: Alumni House students are permitted to access Elgin Hall’s dining hall, where the booths are temporarily closed.

Delaware Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Formal Lounge Access: See door sign for operational hours and room capacity.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: Booths in the dining hall are temporarily closed.

Elgin Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

In-Suite Common Area Capacity Limit: ONLY to be used by the students who live in the suite. Resident guests are only permitted in the private bedroom of their host and should not be spending time or interacting with others in the common areas of the suite e.g. kitchen, living area.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits. 

Dining Hall Access: Booths in the dining hall are temporarily closed. Alumni House students are permitted to access Elgin Hall’s dining hall.

Essex Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit:  Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

In-Suite Common Area Capacity Limit ONLY to be used by the students who live in the suite. Resident guests are only permitted in the private bedroom of their host and should not be spending time or interacting with others in the common areas of the suite e.g. kitchen, living area.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: Booths in the dining hall are temporarily closed. London Hall students are permitted to access Essex Hall’s dining hall.

London Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

In-Suite Common Area Capacity Limit: ONLY to be used by the students who live in the suite. Resident guests are only permitted in the private bedroom of their host and should not be spending time or interacting with others in the common areas of the suite e.g. kitchen, living area.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: London Hall students are permitted access Essex Hall’s dining hall. Booths in Essex dining hall are temporarily closed.

Medway-Sydenham Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

Medway Formal Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Medway Library Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: Booths in the dining hall are temporarily closed.

Ontario Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

Semi-Suite Common Area Capacity Limit: ONLY to be used by the students who live in the suite. Resident guests are only permitted in the private bedroom of their host and should not be spending time or interacting with others in the common areas of the semi-suite.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: Booths in the dining hall are temporarily closed.

Perth Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident/guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

Semi-Suite Common Area Capacity Limit: ONLY to be used by the students who live in the suite. Resident guests are only permitted in the private bedroom of their host and should not be spending time or interacting with others in the common areas of the semi-suite.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Fireside Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: Booths in dining halls are temporarily closed.

Saugeen-Maitland Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Only one resident guest from your own building is allowed in your bedroom at one time.

Main Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Subject to capacity limits.

Dining Hall Access: Booths in dining halls are temporarily closed.

 

If we all do our part, we work together to create a safer and healthier community.

Wear face coverings or masks indoors in all common spaces or when in the presence of others.

Stay two meters apart from others whenever possible.

Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, and use hand sanitizer.