Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Health and Safety Protocols in Your Residence Building

Last Updated: April 3, 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.

The Ontario Government has declared a province-wide Stay-at-Home Order. 

 

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 (non-resident) 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.

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: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: Alumni House students are permitted to access Elgin Hall’s dining hall for take-out only.

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: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: Delaware Hall dining hall is open for take-out only.

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: Currently closed. 

Dining Hall Access: Elgin Hall dining hall is open for take-out only. 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: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: Essex Hall dining hall is open for take-out only. 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 (Room 100) Access: Currently closed.

Floor Lounge Access: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: London Hall students are permitted to access Essex Hall’s dining hall for take-out only.

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: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: Medway-Sydenham Hall dining hall is open for take-out only.

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: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: Ontario Hall dining hall is open for take-out only.

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: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: Perth Hall dining hall is open for take-out only.

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: Currently closed.

Dining Hall Access: Saugeen-Maitland Hall dining hall is open for take-out only.

 

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.