News for Employees

Friday, October 9, 2020

Don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential

Update for the University of Waterloo community

Earlier today, the Province of Ontario introduced tighter restrictions for three parts of the province to help limit the spread of COVID-19. 

The new tighter restrictions apply to Toronto, Ottawa and Peel. With a record-high of cases of COVID-19 reported by the province today, however, I want to take this opportunity to be clear about the University’s message to our entire community:

Please follow government advice and don’t travel outside of your home unless it is essential.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Medical exemptions for masks now require documentation

Update for students and employees

  • If you cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability, you now need approval through an accommodation process.
  • The following are not suitable face coverings:
    • face masks or respirators with exhaust valves
    • mouth shields
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

New protocol to track COVID cases on campus

Update for students and employees

As Ontario grapples with increased numbers of COVID-19 cases, we are taking steps to increase transparency for our campus community.  

Starting October 1, 2020, the University of Waterloo will post information provided to us by public health units on positive cases of COVID-19 amongst students and employees who attended one of our campuses.  

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

New Campus COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre Opens Oct 1

Update for employees and students

  • Our Health Services COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre will open in the Health Services building on October 1.
  • Testing is only available by appointment to University of Waterloo students and employees at this time.
Friday, September 25, 2020

You can help protect Waterloo with safety messaging

Update for employees

Over the last several weeks, we have continued to expand controlled access to the campus for some students and employees. As COVID-19 cases begin to rise again it is as important as ever that all of us in our University community play a part in limiting the spread of the virus, whether we are on campus or not.

We have learned from global public health experts that as the pandemic continues, it is important to move to messaging that reinforces the need to protect the safety of our communities, not just ourselves. Please consider how you can play a role in sharing information and reinforcing safety messaging to our students – and to one another – about ways in which we can protect our community.