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News archive - October 2021

Monday, October 25, 2021

Restarting travel and roadmap to reopening Ontario

Update for the UWaterloo Community

Last week the federal and provincial governments shared new information on changes to pandemic restrictions. Recent trends in the pandemic are giving governments reasons for optimism; vaccination rates continue to rise, case rates in Ontario remain stable, and vaccines for children under 12 are on the horizon. 

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Case tracking: two community members test positive

UPDATE: An earlier version of this notice indicated one case had been reported by public health. It is now updated to reflect that two cases were reported on October 14, 2021.


On Thursday, October 14, Region of Waterloo public health informed us of two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and who had visited our campus.

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

Friday, October 8, 2021

Consequences for non-compliance with vaccine mandate

Update for employees

Today, we are writing to individuals on the campus who have not yet complied with the University’s proof of vaccination requirement to let them know about the consequences they may face.

As we announced on August 24, 2021, the deadline to provide proof of vaccination or apply for an accommodation is Sunday, October 17, 2021.

Students and employees who are not compliant by October 17 will be subject to progressive remedial action consistent with University of Waterloo policies.