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The sixth wave of COVID continues to unfold and the most recent modelling indicates that it will be several weeks before the peak of the wave is seen. As a result, we have decided to extend McMaster’s mask mandate to the end of May 2022. This means that everyone at a McMaster site must wear a mask in all indoor settings including classrooms, libraries, crowded spaces and close workspaces. Mask requirements continue to be in place for our hospital and clinical partners.

More details on Health and Safety measures available here.

With vaccinations still one of the best defences against the serious side effects of COVID, McMaster continues to encourage everyone to receive their booster vaccinations. MacCheck now offers the optional ability for McMaster students, faculty and staff members to upload a record of their COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. Details here.

Daily COVID health screening is no longer required in the MacCheck digital tool.

However, please stay home if feeling unwell. Staying home when sick or isolating when required is one of the most important ways our community members can contribute to making in-person learning and working as safe as possible.

McMaster’s Vaccination Policy, which has been in place since October 2021, will be paused as of May 1, 2022 until the end of the summer term.

  • Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to make sure they are fully vaccinated, including booster shots, and to ensure that their MacCheck vaccination status is up to date.
  • All new hires to the University will still be required to be fully vaccinated. 
  • Vaccination requirements for students, visitors, volunteers and contractors will be paused.

See here for more details on the paused Vaccination Policy.