COVID-19 situational summary as of June 29, 2022

Western has consulted with the Middlesex-London Health Unit, medical experts, our Joint Occupational Health & Safety committee and employee groups to determine the best health and safety protocols for summer academic term and beyond.  We are actively working on our vaccination policy for the upcoming academic term and an update will be provided prior to September 1, 2022.  


Masks are no longer required indoors at Western, Brescia, Huron and King’s until further notice, with a few exceptions outlined below.

Masks continue to be required for the following:  

  • July 4 to 8 graduation celebrations in Alumni Hall will continue to require masks indoors for all those in attendance.  
  • Masks will still be required for anyone who is symptomatic and seeking medical care in Student Health Services or the Staff and Faculty Family Practice Clinic. 
  • Medical-grade (ASTM level 3) masks will still be required for anyone seeking health care or any learner/employee participating in clinical skills laboratories. Patrons, as well as employees working in other community-based services (i.e., Community Legal Services) will also be required to wear a mask. 
  • Current public health measures also stipulate that wearing a well-fitted mask in public settings is required for 10 days following symptom onset or a positive test – whichever is earlier.

Public health continues to encourage the use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please respect those who choose to continue to wear masks. Masks will remain available for pickup at Western library locations using your Western ONECard.

Visiting Campus?

In-person meetings will be permitted with regular capacity limits. Those looking to book events on campus are encouraged to reach out to to let the university know of your plans. 

2022 Summer camps: Western will offer a number of summer camps for school-aged children. More details can be found on the summer camps webpage.

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 due to illness or being a close contact, please complete 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.

COVID-19 Vaccination and testing: Western’s Vaccination and Testing Centre is open and vaccinations and boosters continue to be available. Testing will only be available to eligible individuals according to public health guidelines, or as identified by Workplace Health or Health and Wellness to confirm continued self-isolation requirements.

Recent Updates

COVID-19 masking mandate

June 29, 2022

Masks will no longer be required indoors until further notice, with a few exceptions.


COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

April 21, 2022

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