News archive - February 2021

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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Updates regarding research activities with the lifting of province’s stay-at-home order

Update for researchers

  • As the Region of Waterloo moves into the COVID-19 Red – Control zone on February 16, 2021, research activities under approved safety plans may resume, including in person research involving human participants.
  • All on-campus research and all off-campus travel for research and field work still requires approval.
  • Requirements for accessing labs on campus outside regular business hours have changed.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Resuming limited campus operations in provincial COVID-19 Red zone

Update for undergraduate students

  • The Region of Waterloo is now in the Red – Control zone of the province’s COVID-19 framework
  • Limited in-person course activity will resume on February 22
  • Some campus services and operations will resume to pre-holiday break levels
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Resuming limited campus operations in provincial COVID-19 Red zone

Update for graduate students

  • The Region of Waterloo is now in the Red – Control zone of the province’s COVID-19 framework
  • Limited in-person course activity will resume on February 22
  • Some campus services and operations will resume to pre-holiday break levels