Residence COVID-19 FAQ

McGill COVID-19 info

For the most up-to-date information on the current situation.


Providing a Safe and Enriching Residence Experience

The health and safety of our students and staff is the guiding principle of all of our planning during the 2020-2021 academic year . Our mission is to provide students the safest and best experience possible despite the current global pandemic. We know the COVID-19 pandemic has made a lot of things uncertain—but no matter what’s going on in the world, students can rest assured that their home away from home will be waiting for them.

We have adapted all of our residence buildings to closely follow both the Quebec government and the local health authority's guidelines and all students will be assigned single occupancy rooms to support social distancing measures.

Health and Safety Measures

  1. Physical distancing measures in place per residence building.
    The Government of Quebec has placed Montreal at Level 4(Red) due to an increase in COVID cases. As a result, outdoor gatherings on residence property and indoor gatherings (groups of more than 2 people) in common rooms are not permitted.
  2. Increased cleaning of high traffic areas
    Our dedicated housekeeping staff will be cleaning and sanitizing to the highest level possible all common areas, study spaces and laundry rooms at increased intervals. We have also posted signs to indicate the maximum capacity of each room. Students are required to respect these limits to ensure physical distance.
  3. Mandatory Procedural Masks
    As per Quebec government directives, it is mandatory for everyone to wear a procedural mask on campus and residences.
    This means:
    • when you enter the building
    • when you leave your room
    • lobby area
    • elevators
    • corridors
    • staircases
    • common rooms
    • kitchens
    • laundry rooms
  4. Residence Support

    The residence life team have been working diligently to offer robust programming with a focus on virtual gatherings.

  5. Guests
    External guests are not permitted in residences (excluding the lobby and dining hall area); this includes students from other residences and anyone who does not currently live in your building.
  6. Code of community living
    The 2020-2021 Residence Handbook is a great resource for students to find  up-to-date COVID safety measures specific to their residence building and the residence student code of conduct.



Dining on Campus

Select dining halls will open with a focus on fresh, nutritious take-out dining options. Our kitchen staff will be required to wear a procedural mask and gloves at all times while working and interacting with customers. Click here for more information on the health and safety measures put in place in our food service locations.


COVID-19 Signage

In addition to the measures above, blue signage has been placed in various area throughout the building. Respecting these signs allow us to work together to ensure the safety of everyone at McGill.

    Procedural masks are required before entering the building, in the building when leaving one’s room, and in the lobby, elevators, corridors, staircases, common rooms and laundry room.

    2 metres

    Students must keep 2 meters apart from others.

    2 metres

    Wash hands often with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds.

    Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

    cough in elbow

    Cough or sneeze into arm. Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.






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