COVID-19 Update (return to campus)

COVID-19 Update (return to campus)

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms please isolate at home immediately. If you live with someone or are in a sexual relationship with someone who tested positive you must isolate as if you had symptoms, regardless of vaccination and/or test status. If you have access to a rapid test (we have asked public health for rapid tests), you should perform one.

Please note that PCR testing for COVID-19 is currently reserved to specific individuals and may not be available to all members of the general public. For more information:

If your test result is positive and you are fully vaccinated (2 doses or 1 dose Johnson & Johnson):

· you must isolate for 5 days if you are fully vaccinated

If your test result is positive and you are not fully vaccinated:

· you must isolate for 10 days.

If you have no symptoms for 24 hours before the end of your isolation period, you may resume daily activities. If your isolation period was 5 days, you must wear a mask at all times during the following 5 days.

You must not come to campus if you are isolating. You can communicate with Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) who will inform your professors of your absence and help develop a plan to not miss significant parts of your course work. You can send an email to or register here under Covid temporary accommodation.

If you live in residence, you must inform the residence life team ( and remain in your room till you have further instructions. You will be provided food in your isolation space whether that is in your room or in our isolation unit. Note, if you live in a Paterson apartment or if you are part of a Residence Purple Bubble with other residents, you will be considered high risk if someone in your apartment or Bubble has COVID symptoms. In that case, you must all isolate for 5 days for fully vaccinated or 10 days for those who are not. The residence life team will provide information about purchase of groceries if you are not on the meal plan.

The current Quebec measures in force indicate that no private gatherings are allowed inside a home. You can gather up to 20 people from 3 different households (or three Purple Bubbles if you live in residences) outside as long as you adhere to public health guidelines. The curfew currently in place from 10 PM till 5 AM will be lifted as of Monday. The measures in place change frequently, so please use the link above to keep yourself aware of any changes.


Stine Linden-Andersen, Ph.D.

Chair of Bishop’s University COVID-19 Task Force

Dean of Student Affairs

Associate Professor of Psychology

Clinical Psychologist