Wednesday, April 7, 2021

What the COVID-19 stay-at-home order means for campus operations 

Update for students and employees

  • The Region of Waterloo will be under a provincial stay-at-home order effective April 8, 2021 for a period of 28 days, which affects teaching, research and other operations on campus. 

  • Changes under the previously announced provincial shutdown will remain in effect during the stay-at-home order, including any changes to in-person classes or research activities.

  • Please continue to do your part and don’t travel outside the region. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Updates to protective equipment guidelines

Update for employees

  • Employees and researchers need to use eye protection in addition to medical masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Eye protection includes safety glasses/goggles or a face shield
  • Refer to the COVID-19 Health & Safety guide for requirements
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Case tracking: three new cases in residence outbreak

On Monday, April 5, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that an additional three people who live on or have visited our campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases are part of the outbreak of COVID-19 in University of Waterloo residences, bringing the total in the outbreak to 37.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Implications of provincial shutdown measures on research

Update for faculty

  • Province-wide shutdown measures came into effect April 3
  • Face-to-face research with human participants to be suspended (with some exceptions)
  • New travel for off-campus research and field work outside Waterloo Region, including out-of-province travel, will be suspended
  • All other on-campus research, under approved safety plans, may continue.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Case tracking: five new cases in residence outbreak

Over the past weekend, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that an additional five people who live on or have visited our campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases are part of the outbreak of COVID-19 in University of Waterloo residences, bringing the total in the outbreak to 34.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

What the COVID-19 provincial shutdown means for campus operations 

Update for employees

  • The Region of Waterloo will move into a provincial shutdown effective April 3, 2021, which affects teaching, research and other operations on campus.
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Case tracking: two new cases in residence outbreak

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that an additional two people who live on or have visited our campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases are part of the outbreak of COVID-19 in University of Waterloo residences, bringing the total in the outbreak to 29.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

What the COVID-19 provincial shutdown means for campus operations 

Update for students

  • The Region of Waterloo will move into a provincial shutdown effective April 3, 2021 for a period of 28 days, which affects teaching, research and other operations on campus.

  • Your Faculty, professor or academic advisors will be in touch with you to update you on any changes to your classes by Monday, April 6, 2021.

  • As we approach the long weekend, please do your part and don’t travel outside the region. 

  • In-person course activity will be transitioning to remote course activity, with some exceptions. 

  • Your Faculty, professor or academic advisors will be in touch with you to update you on remote course work routines.

  • As we approach the long weekend, please do your part and don’t travel outside the region. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Do your part to stop the COVID outbreak

Update for students and employees

As you are all aware, we are currently working closely with Region of Waterloo public health officials to manage a serious outbreak of COVID-19 in our residence community.

I know this is a concern for our students and for employees who work in the residences. Please know that working together now is more important than ever as we seek to control this outbreak. 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Case tracking: six new cases in residence outbreak

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that an additional six people who live on or have visited our campus tested positive for COVID-19.

All of the cases part of the outbreak of COVID-19 in University of Waterloo residences, bringing the total in the outbreak to 27. (Note: a previous version of this update incorrectly identified five new cases, for a total of 26 cases.)