Guidance related to central region cluster
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the central region, this is a reminder for anyone who visited the area to follow public health advice, which states that anyone who travelled to the central region for the Victoria Day long weekend can return home; however, you should monitor for symptoms for the next 14 days. If symptoms develop, you should isolate and arrange testing. If you are a close contact, public health will contact you. Additionally, if you’ve visited the region, check advisories for businesses or locations impacted by this outbreak. Anyone coming to a Memorial campus should complete the daily self assessment. As a reminder, individuals must be clear of any symptoms for 24 hours before leaving isolation or returning to work.
Any university activities occurring face-to-face within the impacted region are suspended under alert level 4 unless approved by the respective vice-president.
There is no indication that Memorial activities outside of the impacted areas need to be suspended and activities occurring on campuses can continue. Memorial is well positioned given the strong health and safety controls in place, increased provincial vaccination rates and following advice from public health. Memorial will continue to monitor the situation.
As a reminder to all employees and students, Memorial is encouraging everyone to get vaccinated through public health, and vaccination is open to those 12 or older in Newfoundland and Labrador.