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Spring semester 2022 update

Memorial University is lifting some restrictions for the start of the spring 2022 semester across campuses but will be maintaining others while we continue to navigate the transition to pre-pandemic teaching and learning and operations across campuses.

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University updating COVID-19 protocols

As the province begins to loosen COVID-19 regulations, Memorial is also making changes to COVID-19 protocols. A detailed table is available outlining updates to COVID-19 guidance for the university as of Feb. 28 and March 14 respectively.

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Staff return to campus set for Feb. 28

Memorial has been monitoring the academic return to campus closely. At this time, we have determined Memorial is in a position to transition remaining remote staff back to campus. All Memorial employees are expected to return to work on campus by Monday, Feb. 28 unless already a part of the work from home pilot or have an approved accommodation.

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Important update on remote working

Memorial employees at all campuses who are able to work remotely are encouraged to do so prior to the holiday break. 

Exams and industry training scheduled for Monday at the Marine Institute will be going ahead as scheduled.

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Monitoring impacts of Omicron variant

Memorial University is monitoring the emergence of a new COVID-19 variant of concern labelled the Omicron variant and information is evolving.

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Procedure for vaccine requirement updated

Memorial’s updated Procedure for Vaccine Requirement is now posted.

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Symptomatic testing on-campus

To further support the campus community, the Student Wellness and Counselling Centre (SWCC) is now offering symptomatic COVID-19 testing for Memorial students, staff and faculty in the region who have completed the 811 provincial HealthLine COVID-19 assessment and have been advised to get a COVID-19 test.

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Update to procedure for vaccine requirement

Message from Dr. Florentine Strzelczyk, provost and vice-president (academic)

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Global travel ban lifted

The Government of Canada has lifted its full travel advisory which recommended the suspension of all non-essential travel abroad. International travel for university business can resume, provided the travel follows Memorial’s Travel Outside of Canada Policy.

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NL VaxPass at Memorial

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has introduced the NL VaxPass. Some activities at Memorial now require COVID-19 vaccination record checks for an individual’s access to venues or spaces. 

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Information for students on the status of MUCEP/ISWEP positions during Alert Level 5

Information for students on the status of MUCEP/ISWEP positions during Alert Level 5

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Important travel information for international students

Effective Feb. 22, 2021, international students arriving in Canada by air through Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver must complete the following steps.

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