COVID-19 Information Hub

Key updates:

  • The majority of Memorial’s programs have been designed to be delivered in person. Memorial’s comprehensive health and safety controls, coupled with our shared responsibility for keeping our campuses safe and the importance of in-person learning, have informed the decision to resume on-campus classes for classes on Monday, Jan. 31. Non-academic employees who are not required or approved to work on campus can continue to work at home at this time. More information is available online.
  • The Government of Canada has issued a global travel advisory to avoid non-essential travel outside of Canada. Memorial is suspending all non-essential university-related international travel until further notice for all faculty, staff and students. Members of the university community with previously confirmed plans for non-essential university-related travel outside Canada are asked to connect with their unit’s dean, director or department head. For students currently on university-related trips or with pending travel, please contact your unit head who will provide direction. For faculty and staff currently abroad or with pending university-related travel, please contact your unit head. Read more here.

  • Dr. Florentine Strzelczyk, provost and vice-president (academic), has announced Memorial’s vaccination declaration form is open for faculty, staff and students as a follow up to the vaccine mandate announced on Aug. 20, 2021. Students, faculty and staff required the first dose of an approved vaccination by Sept. 7, 2021, and the second dose by Oct. 15, 2021, unless granted an accommodation. Anyone who has not yet completed the declaration form should do so as soon as possible.

    More information on Dr. Strzelczyk’s announcement can be found here.  

  • As a part of our shared responsibility to keep each other and our extended families safe during the upcoming school year, COVID-19 vaccines are now required for all students, faculty and staff and masks are required on all Memorial campuses in all indoor spaces.

  • Some activities at Memorial now require COVID-19 vaccination record checks for an individual’s access to venues or spaces. Find more information here.

  • Don’t come to campus if you’re sick and get tested if you have symptoms.

Memorial continues to follow the most up-to-date advice provided by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada on COVID-19 response.

COVID impact scale:

Current status by campus

St. John's and Signal Hill
Modified high
Orange circle indicating the modified high alert level
Grenfell Campus
Modified high
Orange circle indicating the modified high alert level

Marine Institute has different controls in place and this scale does not apply to their operations and locations.



230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000