Saturday, November 28, 2020

Case tracking: two community members test positive

On Friday, November 27, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of two individuals on our campus who tested positive for COVID-19.

The individuals are in self-isolation and public health officials have been in touch with all relevant close contacts.

If you have not been identified as a close contact of these individuals, you should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.

Friday, November 27, 2020

New COVID-19 screening requirement

Update for students

Effective November 30, 2020, you must complete a new COVID-19 screening assessment before accessing campus.

The University is updating its COVID-19 screening processes to align with regulations the Ontario government recently announced.

Friday, November 27, 2020

New COVID-19 screening requirement

Update for employees

Effective November 30, 2020, you must complete a new COVID-19 screening assessment before accessing campus.

We are updating our COVID-19 screening processes to align with regulations the Ontario government recently announced. With this new level of accountability placed on institutions by the Province, we are making a COVID-19 screening assessment mandatory for every individual who comes to campus, including essential visitors and contractors, and we will now be tracking compliance. 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Thursday, November 26, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual on our campus who tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual is in self-isolation and public health officials have been in touch all relevant close contacts.

If you have not been identified as a close contact of the individual, you should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.

Monday, November 23, 2020

COVID-19 “red zone” updates to campus operations

Update for students

  • Waterloo Region has moved into the “red zone” of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework, which means we need to change access to some facilities on campus.
  • Classes, labs and research operations will continue as they have been. 
  • Travel between regions of the province should be limited to essential purposes. Classes and work are considered essential purposes.
Monday, November 23, 2020

COVID-19 “red zone” updates to campus operations

Update for employees

  • Waterloo Region has moved into the “red zone” of the Province’s COVID-19 response framework, which means we need to make some changes to some facilities on campus.
  • If you are responsible for operational safety plans, you should plan and prepare for an eventual move to the lockdown category
Sunday, November 22, 2020

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Sunday, November 22, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual on our campus who tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual is in self-isolation and public health officials have been in touch all relevant close contacts.

If you have not been identified as a close contact of the individual, you should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual on our campus who tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual is in self-isolation and public health officials have been in touch all relevant close contacts.

If you have not been identified as a close contact of the individual, you should continue to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

International student travel update

Update for employees

  • The University of Waterloo is now on the government of Canada’s list of designated learning institutes (DLIs) with approved COVID-19 readiness plans.
  • Although students should not travel unless necessary, this approval means that our international students may be able to enter Canada to study or work.
  • Please encourage all international students to submit or update their International Travel Plans and Quarantine Form.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Case tracking: COVID outbreak at Claudette Millar Hall includes four cases

Update November 17: Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services has declared the outbreak at Claudette Millar Hall officially over. It will be removed from their dashboard of active outbreaks.


Since Friday, November 5, 2020, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of a total of four people on our campus who have tested positive for COVID-19. We confirmed the following cases: