COVID-19: Update -January 2021

As one of four universities in the Laurentian Federation, Huntington University is working closely with Laurentian University, under the guidance of public health authorities, to ensure our COVID-19 preparedness and protocols are aligned with their recommendations. 

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the PHSD web page. FAQ about coronavirus (COVID-19) are also available at ​​

If you think you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has it, use the Ministry of Health self-assessment to help determine if you need to seek further care.

The COVID Alert app, Canada’s free exposure notification app available for iOS and Android, is another tool you can use to help limit the spread of the virus.  For more information visit the Government of Canada website.

All members of the Huntington University community, including faculty, staff, students and residents, are strongly advised to adhere to the Government of Canada Global Travel Advisory, which currently states:

Additional requirements, such as mandatory COVID-19 testing, will also be required for all air passengers, starting at 11:59 p.m. (EST) on January 26, 2021.


For full details visit the Government of Canada website.

Visit the Public Health Sudbury & Districts website for further guidance for travellers, including the Canadian Quarantine Act.  

Huntington University continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation, with Laurentian University, and under the guidance of Public Health Sudbury & Districts, and consider the health and wellbeing of our employees and students of utmost importance.  As such, and in light of the Government of Canada Global Travel Advisory Huntington University is taking the following actions:

  • international and domestic travel for business purposes is suspended until further notice 
  • We are highly recommending that our community follow federal travel advisories for personal travel. We highlight that provinces are increasingly requiring self-isolation for returning international travelers. 

Please refer to the Government of Canada Global Travel Advisory and Public Health Sudbury & Districts websites for most

up-to-date and accurate information.

January 13, 2021

On January 12, 2021 Ontario Premier Doug Ford declared a second provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA).  Full details can be found on the Province of Ontario website

Additional public health measures also take effect January 13, 2021 at 12:01 p.m.   These measures include:

  • gatherings limited to five people
  • face masks/coverings required indoors (including businesses that are open), and outdoors when physically distancing more than two metres is not possible.  
  • Limit on hours of operation for non-essential retailers
  • Restrictions on non-essential construction

Full details can be found on the Province of Ontario website

Effective Thursday, January 14, 2021at 12:01 a.m., the government is issuing a stay-at-home order, to be in effect for at least 28 days.  The stay-at-home order aims to reduce people’s mobility and daily contacts outside an immediate household, to help stop the spread of Covid-19 in communities across the province. 

The stay-at-home order will require every to stay at home, unless for essential purposes or activities which may include medical appointments, groceries, picking up medication, or for work that is essential and cannot be performed remotely.  Full details can be found on the Province of Ontario website

As a result of these provincial directives, please note the following as it applies to Huntington University and our Huntington community:

  • We remain open online and digitally, however our facilities our currently closed to the public.

  • The Huntington University team is ready to serve and support you through various means, including by phone and email. During the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us by phone at 705-673-4126 ext. 201 or by email to  We are committed to returning your call as soon as possible. 

  • Huntington University staff and faculty are to continue to work remotely, if possible, unless explicitly told otherwise by the President and Vice-Chancellor. 

  • The Huntington University building, as with all buildings at Laurentian University, University of Sudbury and Thorneloe University, remain closed with only limited access to employees deemed as required for current core operations.

  • The general public is not permitted on campus, at this time.

  • Students in the Huntington University residence continue to be one of our main priorities.  We are committed to their safety and wellbeing, and will be communicating further information to them directly. 

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