Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Last Updated: March 11, 2022

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.

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.

London and Middlesex County are currently under Ontario’s Roadmap Exit Step.

You are encouraged to get your COVID-19 booster vaccine. If you are currently on campus and plan to receive your booster at the University's vaccination centre, you are asked to schedule an appointment in advance.

ISOLATION PROTOCOL

If you are symptomatic or test positive for COVID-19, please self-isolate in your residence room and contact ou
r COVID-19 Case Coordinator at 519-495-3980 immediately. We will ensure you have access to the resources you need, including meal delivery, academic support, and counselling.

In alignment with provincial guidelines, roommates and suitemates of a symptomatic or positive student may be required to isolate. Students in traditional-style residences will be required to wear their medical-grade (ASTM level 3) masks and maintain physical distancing while accessing floor washrooms. View here for isolation related FAQs.

 

Residence BuildingCOVID-19 Protocols
All Buildings

Guest policy: External (non-resident) guests are not permitted in residence during this time.  

Students can host another resident (students living in a Main Campus residence) in their private bedroom. Excluding roommates/suitemates, students are required to wear face coverings in their private bedrooms when in the presence of other residents. 

Residence students can attend other residences for the use of their dining halls, front desks and other amenities. 

Workout rooms are closed in all residences. 

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

Lounges and common spaces are subject to capacity limits posted on the doors.

Delaware Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a single room and 4 people in a double room at one time. 

Elgin Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a 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. 

Essex Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a 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. 

Lambton Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a 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. 

London Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a 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. 

Medway-Sydenham Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a single room and 4 people in a double room at one time. 

Ontario Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a single room and 4 people in a double room 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. 

Perth Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a single room and 4 people in a double room 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. 

Saugeen-Maitland Hall

Bedroom Capacity Limit: Each resident is permitted one resident guest in their bedroom at one time, i.e., maximum 2 people in a single room and 4 people in a double room at one time. 

 

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

Students living in residence are required to have received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose within one week following their move-in date, or no later than September 13, 2021. Students are also required to have received their second dose no later than October 12, 2021.*

Medical grade masks must be worn indoors, as well as outdoors when physical distancing is not possible. 

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

If you can’t get vaccinated for medical reasons or for sincerely held creed/religious beliefs, you may request an accommodation by emailing housingrequests@uwo.ca.