University of Waterloo information on COVID-19

Last updated: June 17, 2021
For complete details of recent announcements and previous updates visit our COVID-19 News page.

    Latest updates

    • June 17: Rapid testing for asymptomatic employees and students
    • June 15: Return to campus town hall
      • President Feridun Hamdullahpur hosted a second town hall to discuss Waterloo's plans to expand in-person experiences for many more of our students in the fall.
      • Visit our town hall page to view these events and review commonly asked questions.
    • 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

    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