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.
Please check back here often.
As communicated in March, classes and events on our campuses have returned to being held in-person and will continue to be in-person going forward.
COVID-19 continues to circulate widely in Manitoba. As a result, the existing masking mandate will continue until further notice—KN95 masks are highly recommended, but 3-ply medical masks (minimum ASTM Grade 2) will also be acceptable.
See the mask use section of the Healthy and Safety page for more information.
Two adjustments have been made to the masking protocol beginning in Fall Term:
As of May 4, UM no longer requires staff, students or visitors coming to campus to have proof of vaccination.
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.
Mobile vaccine clinics with flu and COVID-19 vaccines are coming to UM campuses from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 (Fort Garry) and Thursday, Dec. 1 (Bannatyne).
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. 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.
For more information about vaccines and UM's vaccine requirement, please visit our Vaccine Information page.
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