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Masks will continue to be available for free on campus, and we encourage our community to wear a mask indoors, especially in classrooms, libraries, crowded spaces or close workspaces. Masks are still required in some settings, such as hospitals, in certain situations. 

While our vaccination mandate continues to be paused, we encourage students, faculty and staff to keep up to date with their COVID vaccinations. MacCheck now offers the ability to upload proof of vaccination documentation for your full series of COVID-19 vaccines as well as any additional booster doses you have received.

  • The University no longer requires new hires to be fully vaccinated and will stop requesting proof of vaccination or a human rights-based exemptions for employees.
  • McMaster host hospital and health partners will continue to have their own COVID policies and protocols and these need to be followed by faculty, staff and learners who attend these locations. 
  • Should it become necessary in future to resume the Policy, all community members will continue to need to demonstrate alignment to the Policy requirements at that time.

Ventilation is an important component of our COVID health strategy. The high standards for air quality that were established last year continue to be maintained. 

If you are feeling unwell, stay home. While daily MacCheck is not required, community members must use the provincial self-assessment screening tool if you or someone you live with has symptoms or tests positive for COVID. Staff and faculty members must continue to report confirmed cases of COVID through Mosaic, as required by provincial workplace regulations.