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McMaster update on masking options for winter term

  A well-fitted, high-quality mask that covers your nose and mouth is a key layer of defense during the COVID-19 pandemic.    With so much information circulating on masking we checked with McMaster experts, who say effective masks can range from a three-layer cloth mask to a surgical version, depending on personal preference and the […]

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Ask a McMaster Expert: Guidance on masking quality and fit

  As more students, staff and faculty return to in-person activities, we’ve heard your questions around mask effectiveness and guidance for selecting a mask to wear on campus. We spoke with Ravi Selvaganapathy, professor of mechanical engineering and director of McMaster’s Centre of Excellence in Protective Equipment and Materials (CEPEM), and Catherine Clase, professor of […]

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Back to Mac: Instructor Guide to Winter 2022

This winter, McMaster will be welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus incrementally, alignment with the latest government and public health measures. This guide is intended to provide key information and resources you will need for teaching and learning this term. Preparing to return to campus Plan for how you’ll get to work, including applying […]

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Back to Mac: Student Guide to Winter 2022

This winter, McMaster will be welcoming students, faculty and staff back to campus incrementally, alignment with the latest government and public health measures. This guide is intended to provide key information and resources you will need to come on-site for work.  Preparing to return to campus Read the plan for the incremental return of in-person learning and […]

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A return focused on health, safety and wellness

As McMaster prepares for the gradual return of in-person learning and working in the coming weeks, the health and wellness of our community remains our focus. To ensure this transition is as safe as possible and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, McMaster will continue to build upon our safety strategy: Vaccination McMaster’s vaccination mandate […]

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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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McMaster vaccination policies now available

As of today, McMaster’s Vaccination Policy and Visitor Vaccination Policy are available online. These policies detail the vaccination mandate for our internal community members (students, staff and faculty) and for those external to the university visiting our campus or an affiliated site. McMaster Vaccination Policy is available here Visitor Vaccination Policy is available here More information is available on […]

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MacCheck COVID digital tool now available to upload proof of vaccination

The MacCheck digital tool is now available at https://maccheck.mcmaster.ca  via website browser on any device (smartphone, laptop or tablet).   All McMaster faculty, students and staff are required to upload proof of vaccination to the MacCheck digital tool starting Tuesday, September 7. This applies even to those who will not be on campus in the fall. You will only need to upload vaccination proof ONCE.   Further, you will use MacCheck to complete […]

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Where you’ll need to show your MacCheck clearance

Starting September 7, all McMaster faculty, students and staff will be required to upload proof of vaccination to the MacCheck digital tool and complete daily COVID health screening. To help ensure the health and safety of our community, if you’re on campus or at other McMaster facilities, you should be prepared to show or may […]

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