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  • Medical grade masks will be provided for employees and students who need to be on campus, and are able to physically distance. Employees and students who are required to be on campus and are engaged in activities for which distancing cannot be maintained will be provided with KN95 masks and eye goggles or shields.  

    These masks and enhanced PPE items such as reusable eye protection, are available through central procurement and units are responsible for acquiring and distributing them. For students required to be on campus, these items will be available at the specific classroom locations, as supplied by units. Masks are also available at Elizabeth Dafoe Library on Fort Garry Campus, open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.


    All adults (age 18+) can receive a booster shot (third dose) of a COVID-19 vaccine and it is strongly recommended to receive your booster as soon as you are eligible. Boosters are available at any location that offers the COVID-19 vaccine. A six-month timeframe between second and third doses continues to be recommended for most Manitobans. A shorter timeline is recommended for some groups. Visit the Province of Manitoba website for eligibility criteria and information on where to book a vaccine.

    University Health Service is offering both Pfizer and Moderna boosters. Call 204-474-8411 to book an appointment. 

    For more information about vaccines and UM's vaccine requirement, please visit our Vaccine Information page.

  • UM moving the start of Winter Term to remote:  From now until the end of the Winter Term break on February 26, 2022, all non-essential activity will continue remotely. Effective immediately, all staff are asked to work remotely and course activity will be moved to remote delivery wherever possible. Limited in-person activity may continue if required and there is no reasonable remote alternative. Further information will be provided to students by their faculties and to staff by their supervisors.    

  • For Winter Term 2022, students who have not uploaded proof of vaccination can enrol in courses that are entirely online, including all Distance Education courses/sections. Unvaccinated students will not be deregistered from these fully online courses, however they will not be allowed to attend UM campuses.

    For more specific information on course selection opportunities, students can connect with the Virtual Advising Help Centre, available seven days a week.

  • Effective November 15, the UM will be monitoring to ensure that employees and students have either submitted proof of vaccination or are attending the UM’s rapid testing site.

  • On August 19, 2021 UM announced all faculty, staff, students and campus visitors will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Effective Sept. 22, employees and students who are not fully vaccinated are required to undergo COVID-19 asymptomatic rapid testing prior to participating in any activity on campus. Read the important message here and also visit our Vaccine information page.

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