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COVID-19 Employee Resources and Laboratory Policy & Procedures

This page contains resources to help TRIUMF's community navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


With increasing evidence that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is circulating within our local communities, it is imperative that we take additional effort to safeguard our site. As such, TRIUMF is implementing the following measures with immediate effect:  

  • All staff and users are advised to work from home if possible, limiting on-site work to those who must be at the lab to carry out their duties. By reducing density on-site, we can add another layer of protection against on-site transmission
  • Occupancy limits will be re-posted for lunchrooms – people should not share a table when eating
  • Medical and surgical masks strongly recommended; cloth masks are acceptable
  • Limit in-person meetings to essential interactions; meet virtually whenever feasible
  • Large scale meetings in the auditorium will be restricted and auditorium reservations will require approval by the CSO or designee
In addition to this advisory, it is critical that all staff review TRIUMF’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols, which include staying home if you are in any way ill, as well as abiding by TRIUMF’s mandatory mask policy.
If you test positive for COVID-19, irrespective of the test type, please stay home and contact your supervisor and Occupational Heath and Safety (via immediately to communicate the results. Any supervisors who receive such reports of positive cases within their teams must also share this information with OHS and Human Resources (via to ensure the information is appropriately collected, recorded, and communicated. 

TRIUMF has also implemented a Vaccination Verification Policy that applies to all Appointees, all Employees, and those Visitors (including contractors) with site access. This policy has been implemented to safeguard our community from the COVID-19 pandemic. More information about this new policy, including the deadlines for verification, can be found below. This policy is an extension of TRIUMF’s longstanding pandemic guidelines, which include compliance with the Communicable Disease Prevention Planthe site-wide mask mandate, and daily health checks. TRIUMFwill continue to review the direction offered by the government and will provide regular updates to the community as guidance evolves. 

More information can be found in the section below. 

Vaccination Verification Policy at TRIUMF

Beginning December 17, 2021, TRIUMF will require that all Appointees, all Employees, and those Visitors with site access must declare their vaccination status with the organization. This action is rooted in our commitment to safeguarding our community, and is informed by guidance from public health officials, community feedback, and similar policies at our member universities.

Please see the following documents for important information and key deadlines:

Updates, FAQs & advisories


Read the most recent site-wide communications and directives from the Task Force.


Frequently asked questions about TRIUMF's response to COVID-19

TRIUMF Advisories

Protocols and guidelines

Health & Safety Protocols

Current COVID-19 related health and safety protocols and directives


Human Resources Protocols

Current COVID-19 related HR protocols and directives

Site Access Protocols

Current COVID-19 related site access protocols and directives

Remote work and community resources

Remote Work Resources

TRIUMF Community Resources

Need help? Want to help? Stay connected with the TRIUMF Community online:

Contact information

COVID-19 Task Force

Questions, concerns, or suggestions? Email

Divisional contact information