COVID-19 (Coronavirus) FAQ

McGill University is carefully monitoring the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We have developed a self-declaration form to document illness or possible exposure to COVID-19. Employees in such situations must fill out the form. Further instructions are available here.

All academic and administrative staff, including casual and work-study employees who were scheduled to work over the two-week suspension period, will be paid. Casual and work-study employees, please consult the instructions on the McGill coronavirus FAQs.

Professional counselling and advice for a range of issues are available for staff through the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

For students, Keep.meSAFE, a mental health counselling service offered to students in partnership with SSMU and PGSS, provides 24/7 access to licensed counsellors through telephone and mobile chat in more than 60 languages. To access this service, download the MySSP app in the Apple App Store or Google Play.


We have developed a public FAQ page for Desautels students.

Access our student/general FAQ page


In order to view our Staff FAQ page, you must log in using your McGill credentials.

Access our staff FAQ page


In order to view our Faculty FAQ page, you must log in using your McGill credentials.  

Access our faculty FAQ page


Consult a list of experts from McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management who can provide comments to media on specific topics around COVID-19.

Access our media experts

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated: 2020/03/26

In accordance with the Quebec government’s latest directive, McGill University will remain closed until further notice, except for necessary activities. Your program office is still available to support you during this time. Should you have any questions or concerns, you may email your program office directly.

Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for the latest information.

McGill COVID-19 updates

McGill Coronavirus updates

Further to Quebec government directives, the University is suspending all academic activities for a two-week period starting on Monday, March 16. To promote social distancing and help with “flattening the curve”, the Brown Student Services Building and the Student Services area in the Centennial Centre are closed until further notice.

McGill University Wellness Hub

McGill University Wellness Hub

All of us in Student Services know that this is a difficult time, and that our students are looking for guidance and support. As this situation is rapidly evolving for us too, we might not have all the answers right away. But we are here to help you get through this, and we will get through this—together.

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