The page tells McGill students what to do if you have symptoms or have received a diagnosis of COVID-19 or are at high risk.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive
Follow McGill's COVID-19 Reporting Process Questionnaire to determine your next steps.
Returning to the University
A. If you tested positive for COVID-19, with or without symptoms, you can stop self-isolating and return to the University when you meet all of the following three conditions:
- At least 10 days have passed since:
- your symptoms first appeared, if you have symptoms OR
- the date of your test, if you tested positive, but have not had symptoms
- You have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours (except cough and loss of smell, which can take a longer time to go away)
- You have not had a fever for at least 48 hours , without using fever medication
Important: If you had symptoms or a fever on day 10, you must remain in isolation until you have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours and without fever for at least 48 hours.
If your doctor recommends a different course of action, please follow the advice of your health professional.
B. If you tested negative for COVID-19 but have had symptoms, you can return to the University, when your health allows, if you meet all of the following three conditions:
- You are not in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
- You are not waiting for results of another COVID-19 test
- You are not a traveler who has entered Canada within the past 14 days
Students with a weakened immune system or chronic condition
- If you are at risk of developing complications to COVID-19, work/study from home if possible.
- If some activities require you to be on campus, contact the Students Affairs Office in your Faculty to access appropriate academic accommodations.