University of Waterloo information on COVID-19

Last updated: May 27, 2021
For complete details of recent announcements and previous updates visit our COVID-19 News page.

    Latest updates

    • May 27: End of stay-at-home order, no change to campus operations
      • The province of Ontario is scheduled to end its stay-at-home order on June 2 
      • There will be no changes to any restrictions currently in place until stage one of the three stage re-opening plan is enacted
      • Read the mesage from the Safety Office
    • May 17-18: More details on plans for fall 2021
      • Faculties have completed initial planning for undergraduate courses for fall
      • You can now view every faculty’s current plan for undergraduate course delivery
      • Graduate students, please refer to the graduate student information page for more information
      • Our residences will be open to students and include residence life programming, academic support, and food services.

    The University of Waterloo continues to implement plans and protocols to safely restart campus activities, following public health advice and best practices.

    Many buildings have reopened on campus with modified hours for fall term. Find out what’s open and see our list of building and service availability.


    Important links

    Canada's COVID Alert AppCOVID alert app logo

    • The Government of Canada launched a national, voluntary app that will notify users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. The app is available for free to Canadians and can be downloaded through the App or Google Play stores.
    • The COVID Alert app incorporates exposure notification technology provided by Apple and Google and does not collect personally identifiable information.
    • The more people using the COVID Alert app, the more effective this tool will be in helping limit the spread of COVID-19.
    • Learn more.


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