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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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COVID-19-specific cleaning

  • If there is a confirmed outbreak or COVID-19 case on campus: Any cleaning related to COVID-19 areas will be requested by Risk Management or Health and Safety as identified through an expedited risk assessment with support from public health as necessary.
  • An outbreak consists of one confirmed positive case plus one confirmed symptomatic.
  • If there is an outbreak, public health will work with the institutions to complete the risk assessment and to determine next steps. An outbreak doesn’t equate to an automatic closure of campus space.
  • Please refer to the guidance document on COVID-19 Report Actions for more information.

Offices visited by a COVID-19-infected individual:

  1. Risk Management or Health and Safety will identify the space upon learning of the COVID-19 concern.
  2. Shared spaces: The supervisor will temporarily relocate individuals who use the space.
  3. Rooms permitted a seven-day closure: Supervisor to keep office closed with no one allowed to enter for seven days. After seven days, normal routine cleaning is to resume and individuals who use the space may return.*
  4. Rooms not permitted a seven-day closure: A 24-hour waiting period will be in place to ensure aerosols in the area settle.** Health and Safety will co-ordinate the enhanced cleaning of the area by custodial staff.
* See Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).       
**See Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
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