Aligning with the Province of Ontario’s move to Step 2 of its Roadmap to Reopen plan, Brock University will move into Stage 2 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, June 30.
Brock recently updated its Stages of Reopening/Recovery document to better align with the provincial framework with three stages of recovery. Brock Stage 2 (Intermediate) allows for a greater resumption of activity and more areas of campus to reopen under certain guidelines.
Moving up to Stage 2 is also the next step toward the University’s continued planning toward a significant return to campus in September. This would include most classes offered in person and some offered online or in a hybrid format, as well as the reopening of student residences, dining facilities, recreational areas and other amenities on campus. The plan relies heavily on a high rate of vaccination, so all faculty, staff and students are encouraged to get both doses as soon as they’re able to.
As the health and safety of the Brock community remains the top priority, existing measures such as accessing campus through the Rankin Family Pavilion or Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex, as well as requiring medical face masks to be worn while on campus, remain in place. Faculty and staff who are able to work from home should continue to do so.
In addition, the measures below will be in place as of Wednesday, June 30 when the University moves into Brock Stage 2 (Intermediate). Please note that Brock is closed Thursday, July 1 and Friday, July 2.
- Classes will be delivered primarily online with limited on-campus delivery.
- Exams and testing will primarily be delivered online.
- The Brock University Library will reopen with limited availability and capacity limits.
- The Computer Commons will reopen as appointment-only bookable space with a maximum occupancy of five students.
- Individual bookable group study rooms in James A. Gibson Library will reopen on July 5 with capacity limits in place. Print book pickup and archives access continue.
- Time-sensitive research, including some in-person human research, can be authorized. Domestic travel for research purposes only may resume. See the Research FAQs for more information.
- The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts remains closed for indoor use, but outdoor events may resume subject to restrictions.
- Student wellness and academic services will continue to be offered primarily online, but may begin to offer limited on-campus services.
- Some student events may resume outdoors only with restrictions remaining in place.
- Athletic facilities inside the Walker Sports Complex, including the Zone Fitness Centre, Brock pool, gymnasia and Brock Sport Performance Centre, remain closed while outdoor training expands to a maximum of 25 people per area with 3m distancing still required.
- The Campus Store remains available for online sales only.
- Dining services remain closed.
- Public access to campus remains limited with authorized access only.
For a complete listing of what is permitted under the various Brock Stages of Reopening/Recovery, see the full chart here. The University will not transition to a less-restrictive stage of recovery until the public health situation allows for it and all required measures are in place.
Similarly, Brock anticipates being beyond Stage 3 (Protect and Prevent) by the time the Fall Term begins. With Ontario expected to reach Step 3 of reopening by late July, Brock will await guidance from the province and public health officials about further stages of reopening before Fall Term begins.
For more information on Brock’s COVID-19 response, please visit brocku.ca/coronavirus