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News archive - April 2021

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

What the COVID-19 stay-at-home order means for campus operations 

Update for students and employees

  • The Region of Waterloo will be under a provincial stay-at-home order effective April 8, 2021 for a period of 28 days, which affects teaching, research and other operations on campus. 

  • Changes under the previously announced provincial shutdown will remain in effect during the stay-at-home order, including any changes to in-person classes or research activities.

  • Please continue to do your part and don’t travel outside the region. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Updates to protective equipment guidelines

Update for employees

  • Employees and researchers need to use eye protection in addition to medical masks where physical distancing cannot be maintained
  • Eye protection includes safety glasses/goggles or a face shield
  • Refer to the COVID-19 Health & Safety guide for requirements
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Case tracking: three new cases in residence outbreak

On Monday, April 5, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that an additional three people who live on or have visited our campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases are part of the outbreak of COVID-19 in University of Waterloo residences, bringing the total in the outbreak to 37.

Monday, April 5, 2021

Implications of provincial shutdown measures on research

Update for faculty

  • Province-wide shutdown measures came into effect April 3
  • Face-to-face research with human participants to be suspended (with some exceptions)
  • New travel for off-campus research and field work outside Waterloo Region, including out-of-province travel, will be suspended
  • All other on-campus research, under approved safety plans, may continue.
Monday, April 5, 2021

Case tracking: five new cases in residence outbreak

Over the past weekend, Region of Waterloo public health informed us that an additional five people who live on or have visited our campus tested positive for COVID-19.

The cases are part of the outbreak of COVID-19 in University of Waterloo residences, bringing the total in the outbreak to 34.