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After the vaccination mandate deadline: Next steps for students, faculty and staff

As of October 18th, 2021, McMaster’s Vaccination Policy requires all students, faculty and staff to have uploaded proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to MacCheck or have an approved human rights exemption.  Next Steps  You can check the status of your vaccination proof by viewing the homepage of the MacCheck digital tool.   My vaccination proof is approved My vaccination proof […]

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at McMaster: October 8

The university has received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus. This case involves a student who was tested on October 8 and was last on campus October 6, in the Health Sciences Building. All impacted areas have since been thoroughly cleaned. The student is isolating off campus. Any contact tracing required is being managed by public health authorities. […]

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MacCheck reminder: Upload proof of vaccination by October 17

As we continue our transition to a hybrid semester of virtual and in-person learning experiences, it’s as important as ever for everyone to participate in keeping our McMaster community safe. Matthew Miller, associate professor in the department of biochemistry and biomedical sciences at McMaster, says the scientific evidence is clear— vaccines are the most effective […]

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COVID-19 safety on campus reinforced following unsanctioned homecoming party

The importance of adhering to COVID-19 safety rules is being stressed following a large unsanctioned homecoming gathering off-campus on Saturday. McMaster’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy has been in place since September 7th and requires all students, faculty members and staff to be fully vaccinated to attend campus. People have until October 17th to upload their proof of […]

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at McMaster: Sept. 27

The university has received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus. This case involves a student who was tested on September 27 and was last on campus September 25, in Wallingford Hall. All impacted areas have since been thoroughly cleaned. The student is isolating off campus. Any contact tracing required is being managed by public health authorities. Asymptomatic close […]

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at McMaster: Sept. 24

The university has received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus. This case involves a student who was tested on September 24 and was last on campus September 21, in the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) and the Burke Science Building (BSB). All impacted areas have since been thoroughly cleaned. Any contact tracing required is being managed by public […]

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at McMaster: Sept. 20

The university has received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus. This case involves a student who was tested and last on campus September 20, in the McMaster Asymptomatic Testing Centre on main campus and McMaster’s Student Symptomatic Testing Centre. All impacted areas have since been thoroughly cleaned. Any contact tracing required is being managed by public health authorities. […]

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Vaccination policy information for students: Beyond October 17th

Under McMaster’s Vaccination Policy, students are required to upload their proof of vaccination by October 17th at 11:59pm ET. After this date, if you have not provided proof of vaccination or received an approved exemption you are not permitted to attend McMaster’s campus or any McMaster-affiliated site. Please see below for guidance for students who are studying entirely remotely or have at least one […]

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New provincial COVID rules – Impacts on campus food services and athletic facilities

The Ontario government’s new rules for the Ontario Vaccine Passport under the Reopening Ontario Act take effect on Wednesday, September 22. Proof of full vaccination and ID are required to enter many establishments in the province including restaurants and gym facilities. A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the second dose of […]

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at McMaster: Sept. 18

The university has received notification of a confirmed COVID-19 case on campus. This case involves a student who was tested on September 18 and was last on campus September 17, in A.N. Bourns Science Building and Bates Residence. All impacted common areas of the buildings were immediately and thoroughly cleaned. The student has been moved to a self-isolation space on campus. Any contact tracing […]

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