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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:

    • Machray Hall (Fort Garry campus)
    • UMSU University Centre (Fort Garry campus)
    • Brodie Centre (Bannatyne campus)

    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.

  • We strongly advise you to follow UM’s existing self-isolation protocols. Please continue to report positive COVID-19 cases on our campuses to help track COVID-19 at UM.

    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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