Get ready for return to campus

Get ready for return to campus

With the Sept. 7 return to campus for in-person classes just around the corner, it’s important for the University community to know what to expect and how we can all stay as safe as possible.

In alignment with public health requirements, York has transitioned to a community of care approach to health and safety.

While it is no longer mandatory to wear masks, the University strongly encourages the use of masks, especially in indoor settings. While the requirement to be vaccinated is also paused, York strongly recommends that everyone receives a complete vaccine series, including boosters when eligible. Masking and vaccination remain the two most effective ways for everyone to protect their health.  

While these protocols are on pause, the University continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and public health guidelines and will reinstate these mandatory protocols if it becomes necessary.

This newly updated website has all the latest information on what you can do and what the University is doing in response to the ongoing pandemic.

  • Find more information about masks on the site. N-95 and surgical masks are available for purchase at a discount on campus at locations such as York Lanes, the Life Sciences Building and Central Square.
  • Additional information on vaccinations, including York’s mobile vaccination clinics in partnership with GO-VAXX and Toronto Public Health, can be found here too. Walk in or book an appointment through the provincial booking site or by calling the Provincial Contact centre at 1-833-943-3900.
  • The Better Together website has information on where rapid tests are available on campuses.
  • If you are feeling unwell, don’t come to campus, test for COVID-19 (if available) and update your status on YU Screen to receive guidance from the University. When classes start, your instructors will discuss the resources available to mitigate your time away due to illness.
  • Remember, the fall is also flu season. It is strongly recommended that you receive flu shots when eligible.

Please check the Better Together website for updates as we continue to adapt to the changing environment.