News archive - December 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Implications of provincial shutdown measures on research

Update for faculty and graduate students

The Government of Ontario has announced a province-wide shutdown effective 12:01 am Saturday, December 26th, 2020. This will impact Waterloo Region, and is expected to be in place for a minimum of 28 days. This critical measure, to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in our region and across the province, directly impacts the University of Waterloo campus.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What the COVID-19 provincial shutdown means for campus operations

Update for employees

The Region of Waterloo will move into a provincial shutdown effective December 26, 2020, which affects teaching, research and other operations on campus.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

What the COVID-19 provincial shutdown means for campus operations

Update for students

  • The Region of Waterloo will move into a provincial shutdown effective December 26, 2020, which affects teaching, research and other operations on campus.
  • 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.
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Case tracking: two community members test positive

Region of Waterloo public health have informed us of two individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and had visited our campus.

Public health officials informed on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 of one individual who had no close contacts whilst on campus. On Wednesday, December 16, 2020 they told us about a different individual who was last on campus on December 11.

Both individuals are in self-isolation and public health has been in touch individuals identified as close contacts.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Region of Waterloo COVID-19 instructions take effect today

Update for employees

On December 10, the Region of Waterloo’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, issued instructions to workplaces and businesses under the Reopening Ontario Act to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. The instructions take effect today.

The University has been proactive in many of the areas outlined by the Region, and thanks to our collective efforts across campus and current attention to the University’s safety protocols, we are well positioned to meet these instructions.

It is important to continue the following protocols to ensure we follow the Region’s instructions. Department heads, chairs and directors are responsible for ensuring these activities take place within their workplaces, and supervisors must monitor that procedures are being followed.