Update: the province’s Step 1 Reopening plan

Update: the province’s Step 1 Reopening plan

The province is officially moving into Step 1 of its Roadmap to Reopen today on June 11. Based on an increasing pace of vaccinations and an improving public health situation, outdoor gatherings with up to 10 people will be permitted, with strict limitations on indoor gatherings.

A preliminary review of the impacts of this new step for York suggests that there are no major impacts posed to the University’s operations. The Summer Term will continue to be delivered for the most part remotely as planned, with the following in place:

  • Any required in-person instruction will continue to abide by the 10-person maximum gathering limitation, with a maximum of 50 persons allowed in the School of Nursing. All indoor gatherings must abide by 2-metre physical distancing and masking requirements;
  • Students filming outdoors must abide by the 10-person outdoor gathering limit;
  • In-person research involving human participants continues to be suspended at this time; and
  • If you do need to come to campus, please request access through the Campus Access system or have pre-existing approval to access campus spaces. Completion of daily screening is also part of this process. Guidance is available for completing the Campus Access System and Daily Screening Checklist.

We continue to monitor the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and should any additional information about the impact of these current restrictions on campus activities come forward, it will be shared directly with affected students, staff, faculty and instructors. 

Please join us at the next Town Hall on Thursday, June 17 at 3:15 p.m., for a conversation about our plans for the Fall Term and more. 

We look forward to seeing you there, and as always, please continue to visit the Better Together site for updates and information on our re-opening plans. 


Lisa Philipps
Provost & Vice-President Academic

Amir Asif
Vice-President, Research & Innovation