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Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID-19 update: events suspended, classes continue

We are suspending all events that are not vital to the academic mission of the University.

Classes, labs, courses and final exams are vital to the academic mission of the University and will continue. We will monitor this situation and will send further updates in the coming hours and days. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Coronavirus update – travelers to Iran must stay home upon return

Update for employees

The provost has suspended University-sanctioned travel to Iran until further notice.

Travellers returning from Iran must stay home and avoid contact with others for 14 days after returning to Canada. Travellers returning from Hubei province in China must also stay home and avoid contact with others for 14 days. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Coronavirus update – traveller and academic guidance

A team of stakeholders from across our campus continue to follow updates on the global situation related to the 2019 novel coronavirus. We are following plans and protocols already in place to prevent the spread of infectious disease on our campus.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Travel advisory - travel to China is suspended

On January 29, the Government of Canada raised the risk level for travel to China to “avoid non-essential travel.” In light of this change, we are suspending all travel to China on University business until further notice.

We will remain in touch with travellers in China to offer our assistance, as required, on a case-by-case basis. Students and other travellers currently in China are not required to leave the country.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Coronavirus update

In January 2020, a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified as the cause of an outbreak of pneumonia originating in Wuhan, China. The situation is rapidly evolving and Campus Wellness, Region of Waterloo Public Health and Emergency Services, Public Health Ontario, along with the Ministry of Health, is closely monitoring the outbreak.

The risk to Ontarians is still considered low.