Stay home, stay safe
The university is grateful to the essential workers who are maintaining core services on campus or conducting research activities deemed essential at this time, including those leading the charge in COVID-19 related research. While the campus remains open to these essential activities, everyone else should be following government direction to stay at home and limit trips from home for only essential reasons. Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health has implored people to do even more to limit the number of these essential trips.
Access to university buildings
While essential activities are continuing on campus, there are many buildings that have a minimal number of people using them each day. An increasing number of buildings will be locked and secured. Those who require access will be able to use their electronic access cards and building keys.
If you are working on campus please make sure your supervisor, chair or director is aware when you will be in your office or place of work. This safety measure is part of the university’s Risk Management policy #304 and applies to everyone at McMaster.
A reminder that the pharmacy in the McMaster University Student Centre remains open, with reduced hours.
Need technology assistance and advice?
Whether you need advice on which online platforms work well for large meetings or how to better connect on a project, McMaster information technology expertise is available. Check out this list of resources.
The MacPherson Institute continues to provide assistance to all instructors and students on learning platforms and engaging students in online learning.
Help managing social isolation
McMaster’s Optimal Aging Portal is a valuable resource for information about healthy ways to get through the social distancing and social isolation necessary to help flatten the curve. The portal has pulled from its vast archive of health-focused blog posts to offer suggestions on staying active, physically and mentally, and staying connected:
The portal is a premier online health resource and part of a larger project, the Labarge Optimal Aging Initiative.