Work remotely during COVID-19


Published: 16Mar2020

In the current climate, the well-being of our entire community - staff, patients and students - is at the forefront of our thinking. We are moving quickly to promote social distancing.

As of Monday the 16th of March, and until we communicate otherwise, all Institute (McGill) employees are expected to work remotely, unless otherwise notified. Managers are asked to exchange with their employees to plan for the coming weeks. 

IT’s guidelines for remote work can be found at All academic and administrative staff, including casual employees who were scheduled to work over the period, will be paid. 

For employees whose work cannot be done remotely, or are not tooled to work remotely, we ask you that you contact your supervisor to decide how to implement social distancing, and evaluate the feasibility of developing individualized work plans, for example by conducting meetings virtually.

A reminder - any employee who is sick should stay home.

We realize that this situation is extremely challenging. COVID-19 will probably be with us for a while, so developing these protocols now is a good long-term strategy for keeping our community healthy.

We will communicate further developments with you as soon as we are able.

For more information or questions, please contact: communications.neuro [at]

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The Neuro is a McGill research and teaching institute; delivering high quality patient care, as part of the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. We are proud to be a Killam Institution, supported by the Killam Trusts.




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