In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Jerome’s is committed to doing what is necessary to keep our residents safe, while maintaining an excellent student residence experience. Any measures we might put in place are informed by recommendations from the Ontario government, Region of Waterloo Public Health, and the University of Waterloo. Open the drop-down menu below to learn more about how we’re keeping our communities safe.
As the COVID-19 landscape changes, so too does our response. Should new policies and procedures be implemented, students are expected to be flexible and adapt. For the most up to date information and support, please click on the links below:
- University of Waterloo COVID-19 Campus Information
- Region of Waterloo Public Health
- University of Waterloo COVID-19 Assessment Centre
While navigating through a pandemic, it’s normal to need additional support. Thankfully, there are resources in place that can help.
On Campus Health and Wellness Support
- UW Counselling Services is currently offering remote online and phone appointments. You can reach them by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 519-888-4567 x32655.
Online and Telephone Mental Health Support
- Beacon Mental Health is an online therapy program available at no cost to residents of Ontario. Beacon Mental Health supports with issues like anxiety and depression.
- Bounce Back is a free, online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program for adults aged 15 and older in Ontario. A doctor’s referral is required.
- Empower Me is available to University of Waterloo students across Canada in partnership with Campus Wellness. Request online and telephone appointments with qualified therapists.
- Good2Talk is a free helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario, available 24/7. Reach them by phone at 1-866-925-5454.
- Here24/7 is a free Waterloo-based helpline consisting of network of local agencies ready to support you. Reach them by phone at1-844-437-3247.
Websites and Good Reads
- Mental Health at Home has a compiled list of resources, exercises, and worksheets that may support you at your own pace.
For more resources, please visit our Student Wellness page.
If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please make sure you:
- Wesr a mask and stay at least 6 ft/2 m away from other individuals.
- Avoid going to large gatherings.
- Take a rapid antigen test or visit Health Services' COVID-19 Assessment Centre.
- Continue to be cautious if you test negative.
Please visit the next drop-down section if you test positive.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, you must:
- Self-isolate in your room.
- Take the Ontario COVID-19 Self-Assessment online.
- Fill out the SJU Isolation Form.
- Residence Office staff will follow-up eith you via phone to chat further. We'll talk about your situation, discuss your COVID-19 plan, and review your COVID-19 Self-Assessment and the reccommendations that have been provided. From there, we'll help determine any on-campus self-isolation needs, including food delivery and washroom access.
- Visit UW's COVID-19 Support and Advice page for resources and to connect with a helath care provider directly. This can be done individually or in coordination with Residence Office staff.