Wilfrid Laurier University’s masking requirements, which have been in place since the beginning of fall term, remain in effect. More than two years into the pandemic, we know that measures such as masking and enhanced ventilation can reduce transmission, and that vaccination can reduce serious illness. Taking these measures will promote a safe and healthy community as we gather in-person and enjoy all aspects of our campus experience.
- With our focus on the health, safety and well-being of our university community, Laurier requires face-coverings in instructional spaces. Instructional spaces include any in-person indoor gathering space associated with the delivery of academic courses. Wearing masks in these higher-capacity, close-proximity settings helps to limit the spread of COVID-19 within our community. The university may remove or enhance masking requirements as needed in response to changing conditions.
- Mask-wearing is optional in other areas of the university; however, there are mask-only study spaces for students who choose to wear masks. Note that some activities and events beyond scheduled classes may have mask requirements at the discretion of event organizers.
- Laurier’s COVID-19 mandatory vaccination policy remains paused. We encourage all members of our community to stay up to date with boosters, including third and fourth doses, to avoid disruption to work or studies. The university may re-implement vaccination requirements at any time in response to changing conditions.
- We have paused active daily symptom screening through the SAFEHawk app; however, please continue to self-monitor for symptoms and refrain from attending Laurier’s campuses when ill.
- The university has taken significant steps to update our ventilation systems in teaching and gathering spaces and is continuing this important work. Updates will continue as improvements are made.
The university continues to provide masks to students, faculty and staff at no cost.
Please visit the COVID-19 recovery hub for more resources, FAQs, and information about our health and safety measures.
Thank you for your continued care and consideration for each other’s health.