The respective roles of the University and the Direction de la santé publique (DSP) in cases of positive test results

In the case of a positive test result, the University’s role is to:

  • Maintain employee confidentiality. Note that someone who has received a positive test result may choose to share that information with their colleagues. However, the University as an employer is not allowed to do so
  • Support the employee as needed
  • Collaborate with the health authorities to provide any information they need to be able to quickly inform people whom they consider to be contacts of the infected person
  • Immediately follow all guidance and directives of the Quebec health authorities.

In the case of a positive test result, the role of the Quebec health authorities is to:

  • Directly contact the person who tested positive
  • Determine the people who need to self-isolate because of their contact with the infected person

Provide guidance and directives to the University as an employer to take any steps necessary to maintain the safety of the workplace

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