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How to plan for the workplace this Winter

We know that each working situation is unique at McMaster. Some of our staff have worked in person throughout the pandemic, others started their return to campus and other university sites last fall. Many still will be returning to in-person work for the first time in January, as we continue increasing in-person services and classes, with limited exceptions.  Throughout this process we have listened to the feedback from our community […]

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Guidelines for eating on campus

Updated information: Best practices for eating/drinking in a shared workspace Current provincial guidelines outline different requirements for patrons of restaurants compared to those eating in a workplace with co-workers. McMaster has both settings across its locations, as well as food courts, catering venues and concession stands.  As a reminder, masks are required in all scenarios […]

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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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Athletics and Recreation announces updates to services, programming effective November 8

As part of its Return to Service framework, McMaster’s department of Athletics & Recreation is making changes to operating procedures and easing restrictions in its facilities in response to the Government of Ontario’s Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario, effective Monday, November 8, 2021. Updates to service The following service updates will be in effect as of […]

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COVID-19 travel update for the McMaster community

On October 21, 2021, Global Affairs Canada lifted the blanket advisory against all international non-essential travel for fully vaccinated Canadians. However, the government continues to advise caution when planning international trips. Travel still includes inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and travelers are advised to stay informed of COVID-19 activity at their destination, including any […]

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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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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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What to expect in Winter 2022

Dear members of the McMaster community, Whether you have been joining us virtually this fall or have been on campus or at another McMaster site, we have been so excited to see the activity levels increasing and to have the chance to spend time with students and colleagues. My greatest thanks for all that you have contributed and for the support you have shown each other as we have dealt […]

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96 per cent of McMaster students are fully vaccinated

With the university’s Mandatory Vaccination Policy fully in place as of today (October 18th), McMaster’s students, faculty and staff have overwhelmingly uploaded their proof of vaccination. More than 99 per cent of faculty and 96 per cent of staff have uploaded proof of vaccination to the MacCheck reporting tool. Approximately 96 per cent of all […]

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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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