This update is provided for archival purposes only. Public Health guidance and University of Waterloo operations may have changed. Please review detailed information about academicsresearch and our safe and staged return to campus.

News for Researchers

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Looking beyond Step 3 to the fall term

Update for employees and graduate students

  • Ontario entered Step 3 of its reopening plan and is seeing positive trends in vaccinations and low numbers of COVID-19 cases 
  • While we may be able to significantly expand in-person experiences this fall, our current academic approach will remain largely as planned: a mix of online and in-person courses 
  • Register for the President’s Forum on July 27 to learn more 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Step 3 changes campus operations

Update for students and employees

  • Region of Waterloo moves into Step 3 re-opening on Friday, July 16 
  • You can return to work on campus if you are required to in your departmental safety plan 
  • Some services and building opening times are changing 
  • You can expect to hear more on our reopening plans as public health guidance evolves 
Friday, July 9, 2021

Step 2 re-opening brings changes for campus operations

Update for students and employees

  • Region of Waterloo moves into Step 2 re-opening on Monday, July 12
  • In-person course activity will begin or expand for some courses
  • No change to research activities, further communication about research lab capacity will be forthcoming.
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Vaccine centre opens at Health Services

Update for students and employees

  • A vaccine centre for students, employees and their families will open at Health Services on July 12, 2021
  • You can now book an appointment by phone
  • More information to come about Waterloo Region Step 2 changes on Monday
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Rapid testing for asymptomatic employees and students

Update for students and employees

  • A COVID-19 rapid screening site will open in the Davis Centre on June 21, 2021
  • You can now book appointments online for asymptomatic testing if you come to campus regularly