Research activities to increase no later than June 1
New guidance provided by the province gives universities the ability to increase their research activities. Acting vice-president of Research, Karen Mossman, in an update letter to the McMaster community, says that the new directives allow the university to begin to implement Phase One of its research recovery plan. While working from home continues to be the preferred option for research, a process will be in place to open more research areas in a safe and secure manner.
Operations Group fully active and preparing campus for next phases of recovery
Leaders from units across the university are continuing to meet as an operational group to ensure that McMaster is ready to be up and running as opportunities to bring more activities to campus unfold. Sub-committees are looking at the details needed to support health and safety protocols, human resources issues, wayfinding, signage and building exit and entry strategies, cleaning, security and parking along with access to libraries and other university facilities.
The HR COVID19 website has been updated to provide the latest Health and Safety Guidance documents that will be helpful for all managers to review, including a new webpage containing all recovery information.