As you know, the Faculty of Health Sciences is in a unique position here at the University. Our students carry out clinical and practical placements throughout their education. Many of us are in frequent contact with vulnerable individuals and essential health care workers. We have an increased responsibility to protect the health of each other and the community. Masking and vaccination are our best tools to protect ourselves and the people we serve.
Therefore, to help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, clinical partners, clients, and patients, the Faculty of Health Sciences will continue to require mask wearing until further notice in the following cases. You are expected to continue to follow the guidelines.
Roger Guindon Campus (RGN)
For any activity due to its proximity to hospitals.
Individuals accessing the Alta Vista Campus (Roger Guindon and Peter Morand buildings), masks will remain mandatory. If you are conducting research activities at other sites, you can still mandate the usage of masks in your research labs and protocols if you deem this necessary for the safety of the research participants and the staff.
Faculty of Health Sciences’ students and professors require wearing masks during all practical teaching laboratories (at any location at the uOttawa) as well as in person lectures at the Alta Vista Campus (Roger Guindon and Peter Morand buildings)
For the practical teaching laboratory sessions that are conducted on site at the University, the current laboratory protocols within your programs will remain in place until further notice.
Students who have as part of their academic programs, clinical placements/fieldwork, will be obliged to continue to follow all the requirements that the health care setting have in place concerning masking and other COVID-19 protocols (e.g., vaccination, isolation requirements).