Senior Advisor, Public Affairs and Communications, KITE-UHN Jarrett.Churchill@uhn.ca
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UHN is currently in the "Yellow" Covid restriction phase for staffing and for business and research meetings.
On site research staffing density - 50% of pre-pandemic levels is permitted. Clinical research can increase up to 100% of pre-pandemic activity.
Meetings – In-person meetings are limited based on the meeting room capacity limits needed to support 2m distancing. Masking is required during the meeting and no food is allowed. For educational meetings, physical distancing and room capacity limits do not need to be followed but masking is required and no food is allowed.
UHN still requires that staff and visitors (including research participants) coming to UHN sites are fully vaccinated (at least two doses).
Visitor policy - Technicians, vendors and visitors for business meetings or research activities are allowed on site as long as they meet the latest UHN screening criteria. KITE Restart does not need to be notified of the visits.
Tours - Tours are allowed at KITE sites. Full tour guidelines are listed in the Kite Restart Tour Policy document on the Return to Work (RTW) web application dashboard.
Social Gatherings - In-person social gatherings are not permitted indoors at UHN sites in Phase Yellow. Outdoor gatherings require physical distancing of at least 2m whenever masks are removed.
UHN is transitioning to no longer supply masks to staff via door screeners. PIs/Supervisors or their designates should request masks for their teams. Masks can be picked up at the KITE Innovation Gallery reception office. Forms can be filled out when picking up the masks - no need for advance notice if only masks are needed.
A new generation of winter footwear can significantly reduce the risk of slipping and falling on icy surfaces. This infographic highlights the importance of using KITE's lab-based testing to determine footwear effectiveness on ice because looks can be deceiving. This resource includes links to our footwear ratings as well as a short survey that offers the chance to win a $20 gift card.