News archive - November 2020

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.