News archive - 2021

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Changes to COVID safety protocols

Update for students

  • We are making some changes to safety protocols for people who come to campus.
  • If anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 or is waiting for COVID test results, you must self-isolate and not come to campus.
  • You may need to wear medical grade masks if you can’t maintain physical distancing while you work or study.
Thursday, March 4, 2021

Introducing changes to campus check-in and PPE

Update for employees

  • We are making some changes to safety protocols for people who come to campus.
  • If anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID-19 or is waiting for COVID test results, you must self-isolate and not come to campus. 
  • You may need wear medical grade masks if you can’t maintain physical distancing while you work.
Monday, March 1, 2021

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and had visited our campus.

The individual was last on campus on Februrary 23 and did not have any identified close contacts while on campus. They are in self-isolation.

If you have not been identified as a close contact of the individual, you should continue to follow our on-campus safety procedures including our campus check in screening daily, and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Update on research activities for for graduate students

Update for graduate students

As a follow up to the Resuming limited campus operations in provincial COVID-19 Red zone memo that you received yesterday, we are writing to provide an update on graduate student research activities at the University.

If your research takes place in an on-campus laboratory with an approved safety plan, those research activities can continue.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and had visited our campus.

The individual is in self-isolation and public health have contacted identified close contacts.

If you have not been identified as a close contact of the individual, you should continue to follow our on-campus safety procedures including our campus check in screening daily, and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek testing if needed.