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Last update: October 4, 2022

situation related to COVID-19: What to do?

If you are confirmed by medical advice or a rapid test to have COVID-19, you must:

During the entire period of isolation, you may not report to the HEC Montreal campus.

If you are absent

From one or more sessions of a course: Your teacher will be made aware of your absence as quickly as possible.

From one or more evaluations: Check out the Evaluations page for information. 


To resume your on-campus activities

You must:

  • have conformed to the isolation period.
  • have an improvement in your symptoms and not have had a fever for 24 hours (without having taken a fever medication).


If you have any questions, please write to sae.covid@hec.ca.

I am at School

I am not at School


From one or more sessions of a course: Your teacher will be made aware of your absence as quickly as possible.

From one or more evaluations: Check out the Evaluations page for information. 


If you have any questions, please write to sae.covid@hec.ca.

Consult the instructions for your situation on the Quebec government website.

If you need to isolate yourself, please advise us of your absence.


If you have any questions, please write to sae.covid@hec.ca.

Access to the School

The buildings are open to the HEC Montréal community.

Health rules

As of May 14, 2022, procedural masks are no longer required on our campus.

However, in order to limit the spread of COVID-19, certain sanitary measures are still recommended including physical distancing, physical barriers, and wearing a procedure mask. These instructions are now a matter of personal choice.

The School continues to provide, free of charge, for those who wish to do so:

  • Procedural masks;
  • Hydroalcoholic gel;
  • Rapid test boxes, available at the COOP Boutique in the Côte-Sainte-Catherine building and at the InfoZone in the Decelles building.


Other instructions regarding our buildings and the services we offer


Common areas and workspaces

Workspaces are accessible. They are arranged and disinfected in keeping with the health rules.




Practical information for the term


Fall term 2022

Courses and evaluations will be held mostly in person.

Beginning with the 2022 Fall term, if you are absent for a reason related to COVID-19 (positive test or symptoms), here is the procedure to follow:

  • If you are absent for one or more class sessions: you fill out the Notice of Absence form generating an automatic email to your teacher, stating your return date to campus. Please note that class sessions will no longer be recorded, nor will it be possible to access them remotely (via Zoom or Teams). You are responsible for the content you miss.

  • If you are absent for a mid-term or final exam: you complete the Notice of Absence Form no later than five business days following the exam date. The Registrar's Office will receive and process this form. See here for more details.

  • If you are absent for another assessment (quiz, assignment): you must contact your teacher directly and follow his/her instructions.


International students

Immigration rules may have been changed without notice. Stay informed:


General information - vaccination

Recognition of vaccines received outside Quebec and recommended doses

  • You can make an appointment or register your vaccines directly before your arrival online at Quebec.ca/vaccinCOVID or upon arrival with public health teams at the Montreal Airport.
  • If you have received 2 doses of vaccines authorized in Canada, i.e. Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Covaxin/Bharat Biotech, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson (exception: only 1 dose required).
  • If you haven’t received a vaccine or have only received one vaccine dose:
    • Make an appointment now or visit a walk-in vaccination site after completing your quarantine.If you have received a vaccine which is not authorized in Canada.
    • Call 1 877-644-4545 or make an appointment online at Québec.ca/vaccinCOVID by checking the “COVID Troubleshooting” option.
    • A health professional will evaluate your vaccination coverage. Depending on the vaccines you have received, he/she may recommend an additional dose to increase your protection against COVID-19.
    • Public health teams on site at the Montreal Airport will also be able to answer any questions you may have, and to verify your vaccination status.

Please note that these recommendations may change over time, as knowledge about COVID-19 and vaccines evolves.

Access to vaccination services in Quebec

You may make an appointment:

If required, you may make an appointment for a 2nd dose during your first appointment.


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