As Ontario enters Step 3 of its re-opening, McMaster continues to prepare for the fall term. The University commits to health and safety, including physical and mental health, throughout the planning process. We plan for the best possible student experience and create a gradual and smooth transition back to campus.
The University continues to work with its public health partners. They are currently advising that fall planning can occur without physical distancing requirements. However, the province is indicating that masks will continue to be required for indoor settings. This step forward relies on the continued improvement in vaccination rates and confirmation of government guidance for requirements following Step 3.
Of those who responded to a recent survey, 94% of McMaster students indicated that they have received or intend to receive at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before the fall.
More details are available about returning to McMaster
The University will be sharing more information about what to expect for the fall term throughout the summer. In addition, McMaster is planning for other Back to Mac Town Halls in August. Make sure to check the Back to Mac website for updates regularly.
We know that this change will be a shift for many and encourage our community to seek out support, as needed, from our mental health support services.
We will continue to put the safety of our community first. Watch for continued and evolving guidance from the province and local health authorities.