UPEI’s Operational Ease-Back Plan

The University of Prince Edward Island has embarked on a planning exercise to assist us in returning gradually and safely to campus after the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, taking both academic and operational considerations into account. 

UPEI has referred to the Government of Prince Edward Island’s four-phase plan, Renew PEI, Together, to help inform our plan for the University. We have also adopted a staged approach, with a look to both the short term and long term, while continuing to follow the public health guidance as laid out by our government officials. As a large, multi-dimensional public institution with many stakeholders and various settings, we will also take our own unique measures to ensure the safety of our vast and diverse community of students, staff, and faculty.

UPEI’s Operational Ease-Back Plan—Planning the Way Forward is like a dynamic road map. We will be constantly re-evaluating our situation and may need to change our route as we move forward. The Plan’s three stages and their start dates are:

Stage One – May 25, 2020
Stage Two – June 15, 2020
Stage Three – August 3, 2020

If you have questions about UPEI's Operational Ease-Back Plan—Planning the Way Forward, please contact Jane Vessey at javessey@upei.ca.

Throughout all stages, we will follow public health guidance, including limiting gathering size, employing physical distancing, and having individuals continue to work and conduct research from home whenever possible.

UPEI recognizes that students, staff, and faculty may continue to feel anxious about, and require support due, to COVID-19. UPEI has a number of supports for students through UPEI Student Affairs, including personal counselling (studentserv@upei.ca) and the International Student Office (irostu@upei.ca). UPEI faculty and staff can access the Employee Assistance Program at 1-800-387-4765. We encourage you to reach out if you have concerns.