Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated August 3, 2020

ÉTS Summer semester runs from May 4 to August 15, 2020, and is delivered exclusively via remote training.

Following the governement directives, ÉTS can resume activities. The sports center and the student resto pub are reopened (reduced hours). Coop ÉTS offers online purchases and the library is accessible remotely. Wearing a mask is mandatory for every individual in all indoor areas within the ÉTS campus.

ÉTS plans to deliver the Fall semester in hybrid mode with an increased number of in-person activities and with regular lecture classes continuing to be delivered remotely. See the news release.

Information of the utmost importance:

No person who presents with any symptoms linked to COVID-19 or who is waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test may be present on campus.

In accordance with new government and Public Health directives, wearing a mask is mandatory for every individual in all indoor areas within the ÉTS campus. All members of the ÉTS university community are encouraged to bring their own washable mask. If you forget to bring one, disposable masks will be available at the main entrances to all pavilions.

Undergraduate students

Graduate and post-graduate students, research personnel, employees and faculty

  • Effective immediately, you have unrestricted access to the ÉTS campus (no prior authorization required).

Before arriving on campus:

Once you arrive on campus:

  • You must enter by the main entrance for Pavilion A* and inform the ÉTS Prevention and Security kiosk of your presence.
  • Fill out the Health Verification Questionnaire on site daily.
  • Always respect the directives of 2-metre physical distancing, hand washing and respiratory hygiene.
  • Disinfect each individual work station that you use.
  • Disinfect all shared work stations and equipment (tools, instruments, machines, etc.) after every use.

*Individuals who are going to Centech and INGO can access those locations directly, but they must fill out the Health Verification Questionnaire every day and send it upon arrival.

Indoor parking at ÉTS

  • Are you commuting to ÉTS by bike?
    • Free and self-service bicycle racks are available in the basement (sous-sol 1) of the Maison des étudiants parking lot, which can be accessed through the garage door located on Eleanor Street opposite Barré Street.
    • You must first activate the door opening on your employee card by writing to
  • If you have a parking pass
    • You must use the parking area at Pavilion B (the only one that is open).
    • If your regular parking space is in Pavilion A, you must inform us 48 hours in advance of your return to ÉTS by sending an e-mail to, in order to be authorized to access the parking area at Pavilion B.
  • If you do not have a parking pass but wish to access the parking lot
    • You can park your vehicle at Pavilion B at a cost of $8 per day (daily equivalent of a yearly pass).
    • You must use your credit card to enter the parking area.
    • To exit the parking area, you must go to the exit terminal (from inside your vehicle) and call Security using the intercom in order to have the $8 rate applied. You can then insert your credit card, which will activate the barrier.

Pedestrian movement once your vehicle is parked at Pavilion B

  • You must exit the parking area using the pedestrian door located beside the vehicle entrance door (rue Jean-D’Estrées, beside the CPE/daycare).
  • You must use this same door to re-enter the parking area and access your vehicle. Use the intercom to call Security to open the pedestrian door.

Check the Protocol and health measures (PDF).

Health guidelines

Residents must respect the health guidelines for limiting the propagation of COVID-19, including the following:

  • Hand washing;
  • Wearing a mask in all common spaces, such as elevators and corridors;
  • Respecting the 2-metre physical distancing rules.


Visitors are strictly prohibited in residences until otherwise notified.

Current residents

Travelling outside of Canada is not recommended at this time. Current residents who wish to travel outside of Canada will be subject to a mandatory quarantine upon their return, at a location other than the ÉTS residences.

Students moving into residences for the Fall semester

Students who are moving into residences for the Fall semester are permitted to receive assistance from two individuals (family members or friends), who must wear masks while on campus.

New residents coming from outside of Canada

For new residents coming from another country, a 14-day quarantine at a location other than the ÉTS residences is mandatory. Proof of quarantine must be presented to the management of the Ancillary Enterprises Service (copy of airline ticket, hotel bill, etc.) in order to obtain access cards for the building and keys to the residence.

Please note that your quarantine can be spent at a location of your choice. If you require assistance reserving a room outside of the ÉTS campus, please fill out the form that is available from ÉTS.

  • ÉTS wishes to point out that co-op work terms will take place during the summer of 2020.
  • In addition, the Co-op Department (Service de l’enseignement coopératif) has relaxed its usual criteria regarding the start date and duration of the work terms. Please contact us for more information.
  • If you are currenlty doing a co-op work term, you and your employer must comply with public health regulations. If you are concerned about your work environment, please contact your coordinator.

The COVID-19 pandemic is raising questions about immigration, insurance and work for international students.

Visit the webpage COVID-19 | Update for International Students.

  • ETS has started a gradual return to research activities. Only a limited number of people have access to campus
  • All information on distance learning is availble on the Support for distance learning site on the ENA Moodle platform (in French).
  • The academic calendar remains unchanged, with no changes allowed to the schedule for supervised final exams (online and oral) and DGA1032 written exams for PhD candidates.
  • Thesis defences and DGA1033 oral exams for PhD candidates may be conducted by videoconference.
  • ETS has started a gradual return to research activities. Only a limited number of people have access to campus
  • Most employees will continue to work remotely.
  • If you have specific questions about your employment benefits (travel insurance, disability insurance), please send an email to Dominique Gendron.

If you have flu-like symptoms, immediately notify ÉTS by email at

You can follow the instructions and recommendations issued by Québec public health authorities if you have any questions concerning preventive measures related to public health. You may also read the Frequently asked questions on the PHAC website.