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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 […]

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 […]

Masks required in all indoor spaces at York

Masks required in all indoor spaces at York

We are closely following the information recently shared by public health authorities about Ontario’s sixth wave and I write today to remind all community members that the University’s mask protocol and Vaccination Mandate policy will remain in place until the end of April 2022. Masks are required in all indoor spaces.  As noted, York continues to work with public health authorities in the event […]

Upcoming changes to public health restrictions

Upcoming changes to public health restrictions

Dear York community,  Further to the recent COVID-19 update, we are writing to inform you of upcoming changes to the public health restrictions in place on York University’s campuses. In line with the easing of public health restrictions in other sectors in Toronto and across the province, York will pause its COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate and […]

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 […]

Welcoming you back to our campuses

Welcoming you back to our campuses

Dear York Community,  With the University’s phased return to in-person activities well underway, I am pleased to welcome back all those who returned to our campuses on January 31, as well as the large cohort of students, staff, faculty, and course instructors who return today.   I hope that you will take notice of the new and […]

York’s safe return to campus

York’s safe return to campus

Dear York community,  As you will be aware, the President and Provost have provided detailed updates to our community about York’s safe return to campus which includes students, faculty, instructors, and staff attending in-person teaching, learning, research, and work activities in increasing numbers through to February 14, 2022.   Throughout the pandemic, the University has continued to work closely […]