UPDATED: January 10, 2022
This week, the university released an update to its plan for the winter term based on evolving guidance from the province and McMaster’s commitment to the health, safety and well-being of our university community
While some plans are still evolving, more information regarding the winter term, key dates, return to classes and staff returning to the workplace is outlined below.
See the latest restrictions from the provincial government. The below is in accordance with these rules.
McMaster Museum of Art
Events & Meetings
In alignment with provincial restrictions, events and meeting spaces are closed until January 27.
The university is working hard to continue to maintain the health, safety and well-being in during our gradual return to campus and are committed to offering layers of protection with the cooperation of every member of our community .
More information regarding testing can be found here.
More information regarding McMaster’s vaccination mandate and other information can be found here.
McMaster takes ventilation seriously and continually looks for ways to update our ventilation plan to adopt industry guidelines and best practices. More information can be found here.
The University continues to follow current Public Health requirements for masking, which does not include n95s for higher educational settings (except for specific clinical and health care environments). Masks are required in all indoor spaces. Provincial masking guidance remains unchanged from the fall term. High-quality reusable masks, which meet current standards, were widely distributed to many community members last fall. Information on masking can be found here.
All community members are expected to complete daily health screening via MacCheck every time they access McMaster’s campus or an affiliated site. You may notice a few small changes to the MacCheck digital tool. It’s still the same process to login, but you’ll be prompted to complete your health screening using the provincial tool. Details here.
We recognize that there will be challenges for our community at home and on campus over the next few weeks as the pandemic continues and more people are required to isolate, manage their own health and care for family. We are committed to being as flexible as possible as our community navigates through this latest phase of COVID. If you have or suspect you have COVID-19, please follow the guidance of public health.
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