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Avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada

The university community is reminded that the federal government has changed its advice about 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. Travel for institutional business is not encouraged at […]

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Update to guidelines for eating on campus

McMaster is closely monitoring government announcements in response to the Omicron COVID-19 variant and adhering to any new restrictions that impact our operations. The guidelines to eating on campus that were published in November that included information about eating at establishments, workplace lounges, and events have been temporarily removed. Guidelines for eating on campus will […]

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Student Symptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre closing for holidays

McMaster’s Student Symptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre will be closed starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 23. The centre will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2022. The centre will continue to provide COVID-19 testing for students with symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the virus until the shut-down begins. Appointments are recommended and […]

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Changes to McMaster COVID-19 case reporting

Since March 2020, McMaster has reported individual COVID-19 cases on the Back to Mac and Daily News websites. To align with how Hamilton Public Health and the Province of Ontario report cases, the university is adjusting how COVID cases are posted to our website.  Effective Monday, December 20, 2021, COVID-19 cases reported to the university will be updated on this web […]

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at McMaster: December 16

The university has received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus. The case involves a student who tested positive on December 16 and was last on campus December 8, in the Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL). All impacted areas have since been thoroughly cleaned. Any contact tracing required is being managed by public health […]

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McMaster update on third COVID-19 vaccination

McMaster encourages our community to get their third vaccination booster shot as soon as it becomes available to them. However, you cannot at this time input third dose confirmation on our MacCheck proof of vaccination system. We anticipate that we will start accepting third dose paperwork on MacCheck in January. An announcement will be made to inform our community once this becomes […]

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases at McMaster: December 15

The university has received notification of three confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus. Please see details below. A student who was last on site December 11, in the McMaster COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing Centre and Bates Residence. A student who was last on site December 14, in the McMaster COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing Centre, Mills Library and the David Braley Athletic […]

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Keeping our community safe: A message from the President and Provost

Dear Members of the McMaster Community, As we head towards the end of the year, the pandemic continues to evolve at an accelerated pace.  While concerns are mounting there are still many unanswered questions about the overall impact of the COVID Omicron variant. As part of our ongoing commitment to the health of all members […]

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