December 5, 2022
Hello UWindsor students, faculty and staff,
With an eye towards the end of the term, exams, and the start of the winter semester in the new year, we’d like to take an opportunity to thank the campus community for their on-going cooperation and dedication to keeping each other as healthy and safe as possible. Doing so has allowed us to enjoy a successful in-person semester including the return of in-person activities and events that are foundational to the university experience.
While encouraged by what we’ve been able to achieve here at the University of Windsor, it’s important to note that the greater community (and province) continue to face challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A trifecta of respiratory illnesses (COVID-19, flu, RSV) has resulted in our hospitals and healthcare system nearing or exceeding capacity.
In the spirit of keeping yourself and the broader community healthy and safe, we ask you to keep the following reminders top of mind over the coming weeks.
The University of Windsor COVID-19 Mask Policy
remains in effect. Masks must be worn indoors whenever physical distancing of two metres / six feet (2m / 6ft.) is not possible.
Wearing masks when indoors regardless of physical distancing is also strongly recommended.
If you are feeling unwell, stay home and away from others until your symptoms subside. This is critical to prevent transmission of illness. If feeling ill, do not come to campus*. As difficult as it may be, please do not attend gatherings and celebrations, on or off campus, where a number of people may be at risk of exposure to illness.
Be mindful of those who may be at a higher risk of serious illness (immunocompromised individuals) when planning or attending holiday events. Make the best decision for you and your family. Consider holding events in larger spaces or when possible, outdoors.
Good respiratory and hand hygiene benefits you and those around you.
Remember, we're all Lancers! Let's work together to keep campus safe.
We wish the entire UWindsor community success in their personal and academic ventures as we close out 2022 together.
Robert Gordon, PhD
President and Vice Chancellor
Patti Weir, PhD
Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic
*Employees are reminded to inform their supervisor of any absence due to illness. Students must self-report through UWinsite Student any illness that will prevent them from attending in-person instruction, completing an assessment on-time or taking an exam for a specific course. For detailed instructions, see the following knowledge base article at ask.uwindsor.ca. Students are asked to communicate with their instructors as well. Illness must also be reported through email to firstname.lastname@example.org.