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January 20, 2022

Update January 26, 2022 - Reminders and Protocols Update: Faculty & Staff

Reporting an illness and related absence is critical to ensuring campus operations run smoothly while presented with the serious challenge of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. Employees are reminded that supervisors must be notified of illness and absence even if working remotely. This includes isolation directives based on being a close contact of another individual.

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Update January 20, 2022 - Return to Campus Life and Community E-Newsletter (Weekly Update)

The Return to Campus website is a central information resource designed for the entire UWindsor community. Sub-sections for students, faculty, staff and research, along with information for campus visitors, have been designed to support the UWindsor community while learning and working remotely, and in support of Return to Campus efforts.

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Update January 17, 2022 - Return to Campus Learning and Work: Monday, January 31

Dear UWindsor Community

Members of the UWindsor community have asked for greater clarity regarding plans to return to campus, and we acknowledge how important it is to provide as clear a sense as we can about how the rest of the semester will unfold. Over the past weeks, we have consulted with local and provincial health officials, members of the campus community and colleagues at other post-secondary institutions. Our collective goals are to keep our communities and our universities safe, while maintaining and supporting the research, knowledge creation and learning goals of everyone who is part of our campus.

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Update January 13, 2022 - Winter 2022 Semester Commences Monday

The University of Windsor is excited to welcome students and faculty to begin the Winter 2022 term on Monday with a virtual start. We acknowledge that our students and faculty in Education and Nursing began their semesters on January 3 in order to accommodate practicum and clinical rotations.

As communicated on December 17, we are committed to delivering a two week notice prior to the reopening of campus. Accordingly, notification regarding an update for the planned reopening of campus will be provided no later than Monday, January 17. The decision to return will be made in consultation with local and provincial health authorities.

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Update January 11, 2022 - Vaccination Policy Updates

Due to the delayed start of the Winter 2022 semester, returning students whose vaccination status may have changed are required to complete the attestation of their COVID-19 vaccination status by no later than January 31, 2022.

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Update January 4, 2022 - Health & Safety Update: Ontario Moving to Modified Step 2

As announced by the Government of Ontario on Monday, the province is moving to a “modified step 2 of the roadmap to reopen” effective 12:01 am January 5, 2022 for at least 21 days. In keeping with this directive, the University of Windsor mandates that employees who are able to work remotely from home are required to do so.

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Update December 17, 2021 - Important Announcement: Winter 2022 Semester

Dear UWindsor Community,

As this year comes to a close, we can reflect on all that we have accomplished, together. The resilience, consideration and dedication of our community is truly unmatched. Thank you to each and every one of you for your perseverance and hard work over the past several months. You have allowed our community to come back together in many ways.

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Update December 10, 2021 - Screening How-To: Questions, Codes & Scanning

Screening plays an important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. It is one of many protocols and initiatives in place to promote campus health and safety.

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Update December 7, 2021 - Health & Safety Bulletin - WECHU Letter of Instruction

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has issued a Letter of Instruction in response to the "disproportionate burden of COVID-19" in our region and to control the spread. The directives outlined in the letter are effective December 10, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. until further notice.

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Update December 6, 2021 - Vaccination Policy: Attestation Reminder - Winter 2022 Semester

As previously communicated, the University of Windsor's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy will remain in effect through the Winter 2022 semester.

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Update December 1, 2021 - Health & Safety Bulletin - COVID-19 Detection in Residence Wastewater

As part of the University of Windsor’s ongoing efforts to monitor and screen for COVID-19, regular samples of wastewater across campus are analyzed. The University has confirmed that a wastewater sample associated with the Alumni Hall residence building indicated the presence of SARS-CoV-2.

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Update November 23, 2021 - Ready for Winter 2022: Building Access and your UwinCARD

Returning to campus in January? Students and sessional faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the remaining time prior to the holiday break to ensure your UwinCARD is ready to grant building access.

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Update November 18, 2021 - Important Information for Winter 2022 Registration

A full list of course offerings and their delivery mode is available on the Registrar's Timetable Information page. Please note that course delivery mode details are subject to change until validation (shopping cart) formally opens on November 23, 2021.

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Update November 3, 2021 - High Praise for Hy-Flex Course Delivery Mode

The COVID-19 pandemic required creative solutions to teaching and learning at the University of Windsor. The hy-flex course delivery mode provides in-person and online opportunities for students attending class on-campus or logging in from another location.

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Update October 22, 2021 - A Return of Campus Life & Community

Looking to grab a bite while on campus? Food services are open in selected locations. A variety of dine-in and take-out options are available.

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Update October 6, 2021 - Important Update: Winter 2022 Semester

We are pleased to share that as part of our incremental return to full campus activity, the majority of Winter 2022 classes across the institution will be face-to-face or have a face-to-face component as we aim to increase class and teaching space capacity.
 
Many teaching and research labs will also have increased capacity, up to maximum fire code capacity, or 50 students, whichever is less.

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Update October 4, 2021 - Vaccination Policy: Attestation Reminder & Winter 2022 Update

The COVID-19 Vaccination Policy will remain in effect through the Winter 2022 semester. As previously shared, the University is currently planning for greater face-to-face class and lab offerings for the Winter 2022 term and more information about the Winter semester will be shared soon.

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