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News archive - May 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual who tested positive for COVID-19 on our campus who was last on our campus on May 11.

The individual is in self-isolation and did not have any known close contacts while on the campus.

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.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Case tracking: one community member tests positive

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of one individual who tested positive for COVID-19 on our campus.

The individual is in self-isolation and did not have any known close contacts while on the campus.

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.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

End of stay-at-home order, no change to campus operations

Update for employees

  • The province of Ontario is scheduled to end its stay-at-home order on June 2 
  • There will be no changes to any restrictions currently in place until stage one of the three stage re-opening plan is enacted
     
Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Update on fall 2021 term

Update for graduate students

Our spring term is now well underway and today we are sharing communications to our university community as we look forward to beginning a transition back to more in person experiences for all of us. 

The growing distribution of vaccines across Canada is giving us reason for new hope. It is with that sense of hope that we are planning to deliver significantly more in-person learning, teaching assistantships, and research in the fall 2021 term. We are optimistic that in-person activities can happen safely and with a renewed sense of community through a staged and strategic return to campus.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Case tracking: two community members test positive

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and who had visited our facilities.

The individuals are in self-isolation and officials have been in touch with all known 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.