Your Safety. Our Priority.
Over the course of the last several months, Food Services at the University of Toronto’s downtown campus has implemented extensive and enhanced health and safety measures that has enabled our safe and gradual return to campus. These procedures have been developed based on guidelines and by-laws set out by the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto. Our priority is facilitating safe dining on campus.
Here’s what we’re doing to keep our students, faculty, staff and guests safe:
- All Food Services staff receive ongoing, enhanced health and safety training.
- Capacity limitations for Dining Halls.
- Adding floor markers and directional signage in high traffic areas.
- Adding plexiglass barriers where possible at points of service.
- Regular staff health screenings.
- Door greeters and screeners conducting guest wellness checks at all Dining Hall entrances.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Food Services staff are required to wear masks while working, as well as gloves for specific tasks.
- Masks must be worn in all common spaces, including dining halls, as per the University of Toronto Non-Medical Face Mask Policy.
Cleaning and Disinfection
- Enhanced cleaning, sanitization and disinfection in high traffic areas with an increased focus given to high-touch surfaces.
- Committed to continuing to use high quality and effective cleaning products in accordance with Ontario Public Health for coronaviruses, bacteria and other infectious pathogens.
- Employees are provided with detailed Standard Operating Procedures and guidelines for each cleaning product to ensure proper usage.
- Increased hand-sanitizing stations in place throughout Dining Halls and in residence common areas.
- Dining Hall employees are required to practice frequent and rigorous handwashing.
- Students and members of the university community are also encouraged to wash their hands frequently for their own safety and the safety of others.
- Only use non-contact methods of greeting one another, such as a wave.
As always, support is available to our community members with dietary issues such as:
- Allergens and cross-contamination
- Dietary restrictions
- Nutritional information
We’re here to answer any of your questions or concerns you may have.
General concerns about our COVID-19 policies:
t: 416 978-1735