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Community Update #48 - Interim Update on Provincial Guidance for the Fall Term

Community Update #48 - Interim Update on Provincial Guidance for the Fall Term

Late last week, the Deputy Minister of Colleges and Universities (MCU) distributed a memo providing guidance to the post-secondary sector for Fall 2021 planning, based on progressing vaccination rates in Ontario and continued improvements in public health indicators. This guidance includes:  The resumption of all in-person instruction and on-campus activities without capacity limits;  No physical […]

Community Update #47 - Update on Step 3 Reopening

Community Update #47 - Update on Step 3 Reopening

Today, the province is officially moving into Step 3 of its Roadmap to Reopen. We are very encouraged by an improving public health situation and surpassed vaccination targets. However, we are mindful of recent comments made by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health about the importance of having the highest rate of vaccination possible heading into September, as […]

Community Update #46 - Pop-up Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Clinic at Keele Campus

Community Update #46 - Pop-up Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Clinic at Keele Campus

This week, York University will host another pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Keele Campus, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. Vaccines play an important role in protecting ourselves and those around us and all members of the community who are eligible, are welcome. As well, we will be giving away a York water bottle to the […]

Community Update #44 - Update and Support for Fall Term Planning

Community Update #44 - Update and Support for Fall Term Planning

With a return to more in-person learning planned for the fall, there are understandably questions about how planning is progressing. In this update, I will focus on in-person teaching, but please also rest assured that the COVID-19 Planning and Response (CPR) team continues to work on a range of processes and initiatives to protect health […]

Can I come to campus?

Can I come to campus?

Faculty, Instructors & Researchers: Please come to campus only as needed. In person/face-to-face research remains suspended at this time. For those requiring access, please conduct daily screening to ensure you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, follow mask guidelines and use your Passport York account to submit access requests  through the Campus Access system. Please allow 7 days for any new access requests to be approved.  Staff & Managers: Please […]

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

If you are a continuing international student and have not done so already, please fill out the International Student Location Confirmation. Complete the Confirmation whether you are in Canada or outside Canada.  On June 21, 2021, Canada announced changes to the federal quarantine requirements for those who are fully vaccinated. Effective July 5 at 11:59PM, […]

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

Important Updates to Canadian Quarantine Requirements

On June 21, 2021, Canada announced changes to the federal quarantine requirements for those who are fully vaccinated. Effective July 5 at 11:59PM, international travellers entering Canada who are fully vaccinated (two doses) with a vaccine approved in Canada will no longer need to quarantine or take the Day 8 COVID test. Travellers will still […]

Popup vaccine clinic on Keele campus June 22 and June 23; only Moderna vaccine available

Popup vaccine clinic on Keele campus June 22 and June 23; only Moderna vaccine available

Good news! A pop-up vaccination clinic will be coming to the Keele campus on June 22 and 23, in partnership with Humber River Hospital. Note that only the Moderna vaccine is available at this time. Read the full City of Toronto press release. As we plan a safe return to York’s campuses this fall, the health […]