As the pandemic continues, the health and safety of our community remains the University of Manitoba's top priority, while still aiming to fulfill our mission of academic and research excellence. Part of that responsibility is to ensure we are providing clear and up-to-date information. This site is the best source of health and safety measures to keep our campus community safe.
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Masks must continue to be worn in all indoor spaces on UM campuses. Beginning May 4, KN95 masks are highly recommended, but 3-ply medical masks (minimum ASTM Grade 2) will also be acceptable.
On May 2, distribution sites for both types of masks will open in:
These sites will remain open for two weeks, after which employees/faculty can pick up masks from their unit/faculty and students, from their faculty.
See the mask use section of the Healthy and Safety page for more information about distribution and locations.
Please stay home when you are sick. 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 seek reasonable accommodation.
Beginning on May 4 and effective for the duration of the Summer Term, UM will no longer require staff, students or visitors coming to our campus to have proof of vaccination.
The majority of classes will be held in-person in Summer Term, but UM will continue to offer an important complement of Distance Education courses.
Book your COVID-19 booster
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.
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