University of Windsor flagEffective Wednesday, March 18, the University of Windsor will transition to an essential services only model.

University moving to essential services only

Dear Staff and Faculty:

With the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in support of both federal and provincial initiatives to help mitigate the spread of the virus, the University of Windsor continues to do its part in this regard, with the health and safety of our community at the forefront.

We have made the decision that, effective Wednesday, March 18, the University of Windsor will transition to an essential services only model, and will be asking those employees who are able to work remotely from home, to do so.

The following have been identified as some essential services areas:

  • Campus Community Police
  • Central Animal Care Facility
  • Energy Conversion Centre
  • Enrollment Management
  • Executive Leadership Team
  • Facility Services
  • Food Services
  • Financial Services
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology Services
  • Residence Services
  • Student Health Services

Managers and supervisors with responsibilities for essential services areas will be identifying individuals and positions within those areas who will be required to continue to report to work and will work with those employees on scheduling and discuss any other matters that may arise.

Where managers deem it appropriate for employees to work remotely, they will work with those employees on the transition and logistics of this.

We know that everyone is doing the best they can under some very extraordinary circumstances and we greatly appreciate all of your ongoing efforts. We don’t know the duration of these new measures and we will continue to provide updates regularly.

I want to again thank everyone for your patience and support for our institution during this difficult period.


—Robert Gordon
    President & Vice-Chancellor
    University of Windsor