uOttawa suspends masking and vaccination requirements as of May 1st

Tabaret Hall
In light of the recent relaxation of public health restrictions in Ontario, the University of Ottawa will suspend masking and proof of vaccination requirements for entry to campus, effective May 1.

As we have seen throughout the pandemic, it is difficult to predict the evolution of the virus and the emergence of new variants. This decision could be reversed at any point in the future depending on public health guidelines and the recommendations of experts.

We strongly recommend that all members of our community be fully vaccinated and get a third dose as advised by public health authorities. Although masks will no longer be mandatory, we encourage everyone to do what they feel is safest for them. Please respect everyone’s individual preference.

The last two years have been an extraordinarily challenging time for all of us. We thank you for playing your part in keeping our campus safe, and we trust that we will all continue to be vigilant to keep ourselves and the people around us safe and healthy.

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