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Indoor masking, vaccination recommended to protect public health as Winter 2023 term begins

Indoor masking, vaccination recommended to protect public health as Winter 2023 term begins

As the Winter 2023 term begins, York University is reminding the community of the importance of keeping yourselves and others safe by following public health guidelines. In alignment with recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, York is urging masking indoors and keeping vaccinations up to date. Committing to a community of care approach […]

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 […]

Help avoid disruptions by keeping your vaccination status updated on YUScreen

Help avoid disruptions by keeping your vaccination status updated on YUScreen

York’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement is currently paused. However, the University is continuing to monitor public scientific evidence and public health advice and may need to pivot quickly. As a result, all York University community members — students, faculty, instructors, and staff — are encouraged to keep their vaccination status up-to-date on York’s online YUScreen tool. […]

Welcome to the 2022–23 academic year

Welcome to the 2022–23 academic year

Dear York Community,  It is my pleasure to offer you all a very warm welcome to the 2022–23 academic year!  For those of you who are new to York University, we are delighted you have chosen to be part of our ever-growing community. To all returning students, faculty, course instructors, and staff, welcome back.   Despite the complex challenges […]

York University COVID-19 update for Fall Academic Term

York University COVID-19 update for Fall Academic Term

As you may be aware, Public Health Ontario has removed the mandatory five-day isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19 as part of the province’s plan to prepare for the fall respiratory illness season.   While York University continues to align our approach with the Province and the advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health, we […]

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 […]

Vaccination clinics coming to Keele, Glendon and Markham

Vaccination clinics coming to Keele, Glendon and Markham

The York University community is returning to campus, and York will host another series of COVID-19 vaccine clinics in August and September in partnership with GO-VAXX. The mobile vaccine bus will be administering the Pfizer vaccine for first, second and booster doses and pediatric doses are also available. Clinics: Keele Campus Lorna Marsden Honour Court drive through  […]

What to expect as the York U community returns to campus this fall

What to expect as the York U community returns to campus this fall

Dear York community, This September, we are excited to welcome most members of our community back to campus for the first time in two years. In recent months, mandatory masking was lifted in Ontario and venues have re-opened. While it feels like a return to normal, COVID-19 is still with us. Keeping ourselves and others […]

York University pausing mandatory face mask protocol

York University pausing mandatory face mask protocol

Dear York community,  In alignment with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s recent guidance on masks, the University will pause the mandatory face mask protocol, effective June 28, 2022.    As of June 11, mandatory masking was discontinued in most settings in the province. The University continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19 and public health […]

York to Keep Mandatory Masking in Place

York to Keep Mandatory Masking in Place

Dear community, As mentioned in a recent update, we have been closely following the sixth wave of COVID-19 in Ontario. To further support the health, safety and wellbeing of those who are teaching, learning, researching and working on campus, York’s mask protocol will be extended until further notice. We will review our masking requirement regularly […]