Remember: Masks help protect you and others

With the return of cold and flu season and to help reduce the risk of COVID-19, the University of Guelph reminds you of the importance of wearing masks in high-density spaces, including classrooms, labs, elevators and meeting rooms.

Think of the 3Cs when choosing to wear a mask. Masks are useful in spaces that are:

  • Closed (indoors)
  • Crowded, and
  • Create close contact.

Wearing a mask is an easy way to protect yourself and those around you.

We will continue to monitor public health trends and evaluate the need for masking. The University may reinstate its masking requirement at any time and with little notice. Any updates on our masking requirement will be shared as they become available.

U of G’s “Masks Up” spaces provide areas where students can study, feeling comfortable that those around them will be masked. Find a list of Masks Up spaces on the COVID-19 website.

Keep up to date with your vaccination and booster doses

Vaccination remains one of the best ways to protect yourself, to avoid serious illness from COVID-19 and to prevent disruption of your on-campus activities. We strongly encourage everyone to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses.

In Guelph, you can get your COVID-19 vaccination and booster doses on campus at Student Health Services. On-campus flu shot clinics will be available in Guelph and Ridgetown in November.

Remember to update your COVID-19 vaccination status details in the U of G Vaccination Status system.

Understanding our community’s vaccination status will help inform our health and safety decisions. Currently, COVID-19 vaccination is not required to access U of G facilities.

What to Do if You’re Sick

Whenever you’re feeling sick, whether you think it’s COVID or not, stay home. Our What to do if you’re sick page has info on steps to take if you’re feeling sick or have been exposed to COVID-19.

The University’s COVID-19 website is your best source of information on U of G’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember, if you feel sick, stay home!