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York University is calling on all community members to immediately resume masking indoors as part of provincial efforts to protect children and most vulnerable

York University is calling on all community members to immediately resume masking indoors as part of provincial efforts to protect children and most vulnerable

Dear York community, York University shares the concern of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH) about Ontario’s overwhelmed children’s hospitals. As such, we are joining him — effective immediately — in calling on the York community to wear masks in all indoor settings except when eating or drinking. Children’s hospitals are filling and surgeries […]

Reminder – Vaccination mandate remains in place

Reminder – Vaccination mandate remains in place

Dear York community,  Further to my February 17 message and in alignment with other Ontario post-secondary education institutions, I write today to remind all community members that the University’s Vaccination Mandate policy remains in place for the Winter Term 2022. In addition, a reminder that: YU Screen must be filled out daily prior to attending campus. Please be prepared to […]

Community update regarding York’s health and safety measures

Community update regarding York’s health and safety measures

Dear York community,  We recently learned of changes to the province’s phased re-opening plan and I write today to provide a related update. The University has carefully reviewed the details of the government’s announcement and determined that no change to York’s health and safety protocols, processes, or approach is required at this time. The post-secondary sector remains subject to the special rules issued by the […]

Community Update #51 - York University Launches New YU Screen Tool

Community Update #51 - York University Launches New YU Screen Tool

As part of our plan to support a safe return to York’s campuses this fall, we are launching YU Screen, an automated COVID-19 self-assessment screening tool. All faculty, staff, instructors, students, researchers, contractors, visitors, and vendors must use this tool daily to self-screen and confirm that they have not been exposed to COVID-19 before coming to York’s campuses.  To use YU Screen, you must have a Passport York […]

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 #15 - New Provincial COVID-19 Measures in Toronto

Community Update #15 - New Provincial COVID-19 Measures in Toronto

At York University, we continue to be aligned with public health and government guidelines. As a result of new public health measures introduced by the Ontario Government last week, York University has continued to take actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.   The following changes are now in effect.   Fitness facilities: All indoor gyms are […]