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End of term message to the McMaster community

Dear Members of the McMaster community, As we approach the last few days of the winter term, this is the ideal time to extend our ongoing gratitude to all members of our community for the commitment you have shown to delivering on our teaching, learning, and research missions. The experience of transitioning back to campus […]

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Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre ending operations May 1

As of May 1, 2022, the Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Centre, which supported students, faculty and staff with vaccination exemptions and led the strategic deployment of rapid antigen tests at McMaster, will be decommissioned.   This change aligns with the vaccine policy pause for spring and summer terms. Testing may resume if pandemic circumstances, public health […]

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MacCheck offers option to upload proof of COVID-19 booster  

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.    McMaster has extended its mandatory mask […]

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McMaster to extend mask mandate to the end of May 2022: A letter from the President and Provost

Dear Members of the McMaster Community, As we committed to the University in our last message, we have continued to monitor the COVID pandemic and seek ongoing advice from McMaster experts and public health officials on the steps McMaster should take to continue to protect the health and safety of our community. The sixth wave […]

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McMaster to pause vaccine and mask requirements from May 1: A letter from the President and Provost

Dear Members of the McMaster Community, McMaster’s approach to the COVID pandemic is continuing to evolve as Ontario’s health restrictions ease. We wanted to share as early as possible the changes that will take place at the end of the winter term. As of May 1, the University will pause its vaccine policy and masking […]

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McMaster to maintain indoor mask requirement until at least end of term

McMaster continues to review its COVID-19 protocols based on the latest provincial guidance and expert input. Health and safety remain key to our successful return to campus. This creates needed stability, which is essential for students as they finish their classes and head toward exams, and for faculty and staff who are continuing their transition […]

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New provincial guidelines for eating, meeting and event spaces 

Updated: March 1 The province is moving into the next phase of reopening with new guidelines for indoor activities. Please see below for a summary of what these guidelines mean for eating, meeting and holding events on campus.   *On mobile? Pan to right to view requirements for each space Space Capacity Requirements Instructional spaces  […]

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McMaster to maintain vaccination mandate

In order to minimize uncertainty and disruption to our students, staff, faculty and university communities, Ontario’s universities, including McMaster, will maintain their COVID-19 vaccination policies until at least the end of the term, according to a statement released this week by the Council of Ontario Universities. The province recently announced that it will remove its […]

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