Covid-19 Departmental Update #2

March 18, 2020 by Danny Fee

Dear Colleagues, we have recently received some updates that I’d like to share with you.


At this time, we have been advised that all purchases should be suspended. Only urgent purchases that are required to maintain critical operations will be permitted. For urgent purchases, the uSource website has this advice: “The individual placing the order must ensure that a University representative will be available at a campus address to accept the delivery.  The supplier also needs to be notified that buildings will be locked and to ensure that delivery arrangements have been confirmed with the requestor.  Off campus deliveries are not permitted.”

Packages in Transit

Mail that has been sent via Canada Post or by internal mail continues to be processed through UofT’s central mail facility and, for now, this is being delivered to Sidney Smith. Any packages or mail that is usually sent by a private delivery service (eg UPS, FedEx, Purolater etc) will not be delivered as the loading dock doors are locked. If you are expecting a package, please contact the person who placed the order for you to determine the package’s status. Our expectation is that packages will be retained or returned to the vendor until Sidney Smith re-opens to the public. However, this should be confirmed with the supplier.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Take care and stay safe and healthy.