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COVID-19: Information for students and learners

Below you can find information related to COVID-19 for students and learners at Sunnybrook. For all general information about COVID-19 from Sunnybrook, please visit

To help protect our students, patients and staff, all unpaid clinical placements are on hold until April 4, 2020.

I am a student with a placement at Sunnybrook. What do I do?

To help protect our students, patients and staff, all unpaid clinical placements are on hold until April 4, 2020. This includes medicine, nursing, health discipline and medical office administration students, as well as all continuing education programs for practicing clinicians and unpaid graduate studies. Please continue to check your e-mail for updates.

I am a resident physician or clinical fellow. Do I still come to work?

You are expected to come to work if you are symptom free.

If you have travelled within 14 days, you may continue to work if you do not have symptoms (however mild they may be). Medical residents who are asymptomatic must:

  • Self-monitor for any new respiratory symptoms (however mild) or fever
  • Take their own temperature twice a day
  • If they develop any symptoms or have a fever (38.0 or greater), they must exclude themselves immediately and report to Occupational Health and Safety (ext. 4175)

Please check your e-mail and visit for updates specific to health-care workers at Sunnybrook.

I don’t feel well. What should I do?

We require all health-care workers with symptoms to be tested. If you have symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, headaches, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, please book an appointment to visit Occupational Health & Safety at our Bayview Campus. If you do not have Sunnynet access, call 416-480-4175. As a second option, you can visit the COVID-19 Assessment Centre in U-Wing. Please bring your ID badge.

I am concerned about my mental health

Sunnybrook is here for you. A confidential hotline is offered to learners in distress by Sunnybrook's Department of Psychiatry at 416-480-4561. You can also check out our Student Assistance resources for support services that are available to you.

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