Resources for students
Access to campus/parking/ masks required
Parking on campus
Remote learning technology requirements for fall 2020
COVID-19 awareness training
1. Resources for students
Although we are not on campus this semester, supports for students are still in place.
Access e-reserves for course materials.
Use OneSearch to find online scholarly resources, like eBooks, e-journal articles, streaming videos, and more.
Research databases page allow students to find peer-reviewed articles and other materials.
For help with citing and research, Students can try online chat. Librarians are available Sun-Thurs 9 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat 9 am - 5 pm.
You can also contact Grenfell's Public Services Librarian, Crystal Rose firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also check out our online guides to APA, MLA, Chicago and other citation styles.
For more information about library services, please visit : https://www.library.mun.ca/covid-19/
Students with disability that require accommodations
- Contact Brad Elliott at email@example.com. or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
Access to the Learning Centre (help with math and writing)
- The Learning Centre is available to provide help with paper writing or math. An appointment can be made under MyGrenfell on the Grenfell webpage. These appointments can be conducted using Microsoft Teams or through email. Supplemental Instruction, peer tutors or additional study sessions, will be available in some courses. For more info, contact email@example.com.
- Resume/cover letter help is still available remotely by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Reminder: Check in upon arrival on campus
Please continue to sign in/check in with CEP upon arrival to campus and again when leaving campus. CEP maintains a list for contact tracing purposes of everyone who enters campus each day. This is a health and safety requirement to be able to work on campus during this time. Please note, approval from your dean or director is still required to access campus.
Parking permits issued until April 30, 2020 will continue to be honored for all employees up until renewals can proceed after the Fall 2020 semester ends Dec. 31, 2020. If you have a current parking permit up to April 30, 2020 but have changed vehicles, please email the following information; license plate number, make and model to Paula Dawe email@example.com. New employees can contact Paula for parking permits application or visit https://www.grenfell.mun.ca/Departments/Pages/campus-security/parking.aspx for more information.
3. Masks required on campus
Beginning Monday, Aug. 24, masks must be worn in public indoor spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador as issued in a special measures order by Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical officer.
Therefore, non-medical masks will be mandatory beginning on Monday for Memorial faculty, staff, students and visitors, including those at Grenfell Campus. These must be worn in public spaces and common areas or any time a two-meter physical distance cannot be maintained while at university facilities or while conducting Memorial business off-campus.
Information about masks will be integrated into Memorial's COVID-19 awareness training and the related health and safety moment. For directions on proper use of masks, please view this video.
Areas where masks must be worn include, but are not limited to, hallways, publicly accessible lobbies, elevators, reception areas, stairways, washrooms, laboratories, in Memorial-owned vehicles transporting more than one person, any work areas where two-meter distance cannot be maintained, when entering and exiting classrooms and in lunchrooms when not seated.
Please speak to a supervisor if you are an employee and are not able to wear a mask and require an accommodation. As well, if you are experiencing challenges acquiring masks, or there are exceptional circumstances, you must notify your supervisor to determine options and a course of action.
Previous unit level health and safety plans do not need to be re-submitted for approval. Please apply the new special measures order to your current plan.
As part of our shared responsibility, individuals are asked to use personal reusable, non-medical cloth masks, which not only assists in Memorial's collective effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but is a more sustainable choice to disposable alternatives.
In the short term, if you arrive on campus without a mask, a limited supply of disposable masks are available at Campus Enforcement and Patrol.
MUN Safe can be used to report non-compliance. Employees are reminded to continue to work remotely whenever possible and approval for on-campus work is still required.
Exemptions for the use of masks under the special measures include.
- Seated areas – Individuals seated in their chairs at their desks, provided physical distancing of two metres can be achieved between individuals or bubbles and provided they wear a mask when moving around in these places:
- Classrooms (when the two-meter distance can be maintained)
- When protective barriers are in place and a consistent two-meter distance can be maintained
- Offices and cubicles (when the two-meter distance can be maintained)
- Individuals wearing religious face coverings
- Eating or drinking when two-meter distance can be maintained
- Workplaces – Employees must wear a mask when in a publicly accessible lobby, reception area, hallway, stairway or elevator; however, requirements under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, as well as any workplace-specific health and safety plans, will continue to apply to workers (for example, if a job requires a respirator, the respirator must be worn instead of the non-medical mask).
- Physical condition or mental health – People whose particular physical condition or mental health prevents them from wearing a mask (these people are encouraged to wear a face shield instead, if possible), including but not limited to:
- Individuals who are unable to put it on or take it off by themselves due to a physical disability;
- Individuals with facial deformities;
- Individuals who, due to cognitive impairment, an intellectual disability, an autism spectrum disorder, or a severe mental health condition, are unable to understand the requirement, or for whom wearing a mask causes significant distress;
- Individuals who have a severe skin condition on the face or ears that is significantly aggravated by wearing a mask;
- Individuals with a severe respiratory condition or disease for whom a mask would further impair their breathing (please note that there is no evidence that indicates non-medical masks impair oxygenation of those with respiratory disease);
- Anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Under provincial regulations, a person found in breach of these orders could face a fine of $500 to $2,500, or jail time up to six months, or both a fine and jail time. A corporation found in breach of these orders could face a fine of $5,000-$50,000.
4. Campus bookstore
The bookstore re-opened on Tuesday, Aug, 18 open Tuesday-Wednesday from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. with very limited capacity. Mail services moved back to the Grenfell Bookstore on Aug. 19. For all the details, please visit the bookstore website. The bookstore will also be open Sept. 7 and 8, from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.`
5. Remote learning technology requirements for fall 2020
With guidance from the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, feedback from academic units, and input from the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Memorial University has developed general technology standards for remote/online learning across Memorial's campuses in fall 2020. Full details are available here.
6. COVID-19 awareness training
COVID-19 awareness training is now available through Memorial's online training platform Brightspace. The training takes about 30 minutes to complete. Faculty, staff and students can register here and login with your Memorial login credentials, which are the same as you use for my.mun.ca. Environmental Health and Safety continues to offer live sessions via Webex by request and interested units can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also recommended for all who may return to campus to review this health and safety moment.