University of Waterloo information on COVID-19

Last updated: June 20, 2022

Latest updates

  • June 20: Suspending our mask requirement after June 30
    • T​​​​he University will be suspending the mask requirement after June 30.
    • Though the trends right now allow us to remove the requirement for everyone to wear a mask, we encourage you to continue to wear a tight-fitting, well-constructed mask if you feel it is the right choice for you, in any setting. 
    • Of course, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you were exposed to the virus you should do the Ontario self-assessment to get advice on what to do and whether you should stay home.
    • If you haven’t done so already, please make sure you keep your vaccination information current with Campus Checkin (
    • Submit your proof
    • Read the full memo

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Help is available

Students: We understand that many of our students have family members in areas affected by COVID-19. If you feel overwhelmed or anxious and need to talk to somebody, please contact the University’s Campus Wellness services, either Health or Counselling Services.

Employees: Our Employee and Family Assistance Program is available 24/7 for counselling, coaching and support. Call 1-800-663-1142 or visit

If you are in crisis, feeling unsafe, or worried you might hurt yourself or others: 

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If you have questions about Waterloo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please email

  1. June 20, 2022Suspending our mask requirement after June 30

    Today, we’re making the decision to suspend our mask requirement after June 30. In addition to the lifting of provincial and municipal mask requirements noted above, this decision is also consistent with a variety of indicators including campus data, case counts, test positivity rates, local hospitalization and wastewater data, and consulting public health guidance.

    We’ve all seen the value of wearing a mask to help limit the spread of a variety of diseases from COVID-19 to the common cold. Wearing a mask is a good way to show you are being considerate of the people around you. Please respect the choices of others in our community who may wish to continue to wear a mask.

    If you haven’t done so already, please make sure you keep your vaccination information current with Campus Checkin (

  2. Apr. 27, 2022ACTION: Update or submit your proof of vaccination

    Update for the UWaterloo community

    As you may be aware, though we recently extended our proof of vaccination requirement until the end of the Winter term, the University will not require proof of vaccination in order to come to campus from May 1, onwards.

    However, as has been the case throughout the pandemic, the evolution of the virus and the course of disease activity are difficult to predict. The University has made it clear that it may be necessary to bring back the proof of vaccination requirement at short notice.  If a proof of vaccination requirement is reinstated at a future date, all employees and students would have to have a valid proof of vaccination on file in order to be permitted to come to campus. 

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