COVID-19 situational summary as of September 6, 2022

Western is taking measures to guard against COVID-19 in our community and do all we can to protect in-person learning for the academic year. 

Please visit our FAQs page for additional information.

Vaccination policy

We have updated our COVID-19 vaccination policy. As of January 9, 2023, all members of our community (Western, Brescia, Huron and King’s) are required to provide proof of vaccination of the primary series plus a booster shot (generally, three doses total) of any combination of COVID-19 vaccines recognized by Health Canada. 

Masking

Starting September 1, 2022, Western requires medical-grade (ASTM level 3) masks indoors in instructional spaces for degree credit courses such as classrooms, labs and seminar rooms, and may be required for large indoor events.  If you are presenting, performing, facilitating or speaking to a group you may remove your mask. Exemptions will be granted for the Faculty of Music, where a mask-friendly policy will be implemented in lieu of the required masking for instructional space where and when music-making is occurring.

Medical-grade (ASTM level 3) masks remain available for pick up at all Western library locations using your Western ONECard and will be available at some building entrances.

Visiting Campus?

View Western's Visitors on Campus Procedure. Those looking to book events on campus are encouraged to reach out to visitorinfo@uwo.ca

Returning to Campus?

COVID-19 Self-Assessment and Absence Notification: All students and employees are encouraged to complete the provincial COVID-19 self-assessment tool before they return to campus each day.

  • Employees: If you are unwell or are required to self-isolate as a result of direction obtained from a COVID-19 Self-Assessment, please fill out the absence notification tool daily.
  • Undergraduate students: If you are required to self-isolate as a result of direction obtained from a COVID-19 Self-Assessment, please do so. If you are not able to complete your remote learning or attend campus for an in-person assessment or final exam, please contact your home Faculty Academic Counselling Office to request academic considerations.
  • Students in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, Ivey Business School, and School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: If you require academic considerations because you cannot attend campus for a required in-person assessment or final exam due to illness or self-isolation, request Academic Considerations via the usual process for your faculty.


Recent Updates

Important COVID-19 Update

September 6, 2022


Since announcing our fall health and safety measures on August 22, new information has prompted us to shift the deadline in our policy to get a booster shot.

Fall 2022 Campus Update

August 22, 2022


With the start of the fall term only a few weeks away, Western is taking measures to guard against COVID-19 in our community and do all we can to protect in-person learning for the academic year.

COVID-19 Community Update

July 21, 2022


We expect to provide an update on the vaccination policy and all health and safety measures for the fall academic term the week of August 8.

 






 

 

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