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The University continues to follow current Public Health requirements for masking, which does not include n95s for higher educational settings. Masks are required in all indoor spaces. Provincial masking guidance remains unchanged from the fall term. High-quality reusable masks, which meet current standards, were widely distributed to many community members last fall. Information on masking can be found here.  

Recreational facilities, including the David Braley Athletic Centre, will remain closed until January 27th in accordance with provincial restrictions. 

The provincial government is now limiting COVID-19 PCR tests to high-risk individuals, and individuals who work in high-risk setting. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to review the eligibility criteria for a COVID-19 PCR test and follow isolation guidelines on the government’s website. 

More information regarding testing can be found here. 

The federal government has updated its advice regarding international travel cautioning against leaving the country for any non-essential reasons.  A Level 3 warning is now in place for all countries.  Additional information can be found on the Government of Canada’s website. 

All community members are expected to complete daily health screening via MacCheck every time they access McMaster’s campus or an affiliated site.  Updates to MacCheck are in alignment with provincial requirements.