Return to Campus Update

January 17, 2023
Effective January 18, 2023, the University of Windsor COVID-19 Mask Policy is suspended. The policy is suspended rather than cancelled, thereby allowing the University of Windsor to reinstate it if public health conditions warrant it, or through guidance from federal, provincial and local public health authorities.

Although masks are no longer required in indoor spaces, they are strongly recommended when physical distancing of two metres (six feet) cannot be maintained.

We ask the UWindsor community to be kind and respectful of those who choose to wear masks based on their individual comfort level, risk assessment and personal choice.

This health & safety policy change acknowledges that our institution is part of the broader community. In the province and city in which we are situated, masks are not mandated in indoor spaces. We appreciate the cooperation shown by the entire UWindsor community in adhering to this policy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

UWindsor students, faculty and staff are reminded to continue to self-screen for symptoms of illness. Please do not attend campus if you are ill*. This remains critical to prevent transmission.

The University of Windsor continues to recommend adhering to public health measures including vaccination, good respiratory and hand hygiene, and staying home when ill.

*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 Students are asked to communicate with their instructors as well. Illness must also be reported through email to