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Closure of Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre

McMaster’s vaccination mandate is in full effect as of October 18th, and there is no longer a need to have an Asymptomatic Testing Centre on campus. McMaster’s Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre on campus will permanently close at 6:00 p.m. on Friday November 19th. The centre’s hours will continue to be Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. […]

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Safety is McMaster’s top priority for winter term

As McMaster prepares for the full return of all students, faculty and staff to campus in January 2022, safety continues to be the top priority.   As part of our safety strategy, McMaster will build upon its proactive and thorough layers of safety already in place or the fall term:  McMaster’s vaccination mandate is in full effect as of Oct. 18. Only students, staff and faculty members who are fully vaccinated or […]

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Updates to ventilation plan

McMaster’s Utilities team is working closely with Environmental & Occupational Health Support Services (EOHSS) to ensure that the university ventilation systems are functioning as designed. For the fall, McMaster announced a ventilation plan that involved maximizing fresh air and installing MERV-13 filters in buildings with ventilation systems. Classrooms and lecture halls were inspected to meet ASHRAE 62.1, a standard […]

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Closure of satellite Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centres and reduced hours at centre on campus

The two Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centres at satellite locations will close. The Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre (Room 125) will close at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29th. The Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre at the Ron Joyce Centre (Room 125) in Burlington will close at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, […]

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McMaster COVID-19 testing centres closed for Thanksgiving weekend

All McMaster COVID-19 testing centres will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend (October 9 to 11, 2021). Both asymptomatic and symptomatic testing will be unavailable during this time. As a result of the asymptomatic centre closures, the maximum allowable interval between tests for staff, students and faculty members will be extended over the long […]

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Change to hours at Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre on campus

Starting Tuesday, September 28th, McMaster’s Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre on campus (Room 311, Third Floor, McMaster University Student Centre) will close at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Please check the web page for the hours open at all three of McMaster’s Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre locations.   McMaster’s three Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre locations include the centre on campus (Room 311, MUSC), […]

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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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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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