Latest updates

  • Masks encouraged, not required for Summer Term

    As of May 1, 2023, the University of Manitoba’s mandatory masking protocol will come to an end.  From that date forward, masking will be strongly encouraged and UM will continue to supply masks as the university still recommends people use them, especially in indoor spaces that do not allow for distancing. This change will align UM with current public health practices across the province.

    Mask distribution

    Students can pick up masks at distribution sites on Fort Garry campus, which will all be open January 9 to 13 from  7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:

    • Fort Garry campus: Machray Hall, UMSU University Centre, Engineering Complex, Fletcher Argue Building, Frank Kennedy. 

    As of January 13, students can still get masks at any UM Library or at the UMSU Service Centre. UMSU Service Centre hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Please visit the Libraries website for the most current hours.

    Staff should contact their units, faculties or departments for masks.

Indoor air quality

UM has undergone heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) improvements over the last few years to support optimal quality of air and comfort for students, faculty, staff and visitors to UM campuses.

Air quality information

COVID-19 vaccine and booster information

All adults (age 18+) can receive a booster shot (third dose) of a COVID-19 vaccine. Some adults who are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are also eligible to receive a second booster dose. Boosters are available at any location that offers the COVID-19 vaccine. At least a four-month timeframe between second and third doses is recommended. 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. 

Stay home when sick

Please stay home when you are feeling unwell. Employee sick time or remote work arrangements (where possible) can be used for self-isolation – please connect with your supervisor to make required arrangements. Students should work directly with instructors to make reasonable academic arrangements.

Additional resources and information