News archive - 2020

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: 

Monday, November 16, 2020

Winter 2021 academic schedule changes

Update for students

  • Winter term classes will begin January 11. All other winter term activities will begin as scheduled on January 4.
  • Classes will be cancelled on March 15 and 16 to create a four-day weekend from March 13 to 16.
     
Monday, November 16, 2020

Winter 2021 academic schedule changes

Update for employees

  • Winter term classes will begin January 11. All other winter term activities will begin as scheduled on January 4.
  • Classes will be cancelled on March 15 and 16 to create a four-day weekend for students March 13 to 16.
  • All employees will receive two days off to be used between January and April.
     
Friday, November 13, 2020

New COVID-19 hotline

Update for students

You can now call the University’s new COVID hotline, 1-833-UW-COV19 (1-833-892-6819), for support if you test positive for COVID-19, experience symptoms or think you may need to quarantine or get tested.

Friday, November 13, 2020

New COVID-19 hotline and updated process for disclosures

Update for employees

  • Students who test positive for COVID-19 can call the University’s new COVID hotline, 1-833-UW-COV19 (1-833-892-6819) for information and support.
  • If a student discloses to you that they have tested positive for COVID-19, you can now direct them to this phone number. You no longer need to directly inform the University medical director or associate provost, students.
  • Employees can call the COVID hotline, but the first point of contact should still be Occupational Health for reporting employee cases of COVID-19.