COVID-19 situational summary as of November 29, 2022

Western has committed to regularly reviewing our vaccination policy. Based on the latest consultation with our medical experts and local public health, we are revoking our vaccination policy and will no longer require students, employees, and visitors to be vaccinated to come to campus.

Please visit our FAQs page for additional information.


Masks continue to be required in instructional spaces in the winter term after the December break, to minimize any continued transmission of the virus. As a reminder, medical-grade masks are available for free in libraries and some of our largest classrooms.

Coming to campus?

COVID-19 Self-Assessment: All students and employees are asked to complete the provincial COVID-19 self-assessment tool if they have any symptoms of illness or tested positive for COVID-19. You do not need to complete the daily self-assessment on days when you are not coming to campus.

  • Employees: If you are unwell or are required to self-isolate as a result of direction obtained from a COVID-19 Self-Assessment, please fill out the absence notification tool daily.
  • Undergraduate students: If you are required to self-isolate as a result of direction obtained from a COVID-19 Self-Assessment, please do so. If you are not able to complete your remote learning or attend campus for an in-person assessment or final exam, please contact your home Faculty Academic Counselling Office to request academic considerations.
  • Students in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, Ivey Business School, and School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: If you require academic considerations because you cannot attend campus for a required in-person assessment or final exam due to illness or self-isolation, request Academic Considerations via the usual process for your faculty.

Recent Updates

Vaccine policy update, masking remains in place

November 29, 2022

Before we enter the busy exam season, we want to thank you for taking care of yourselves, each other, and our community.

Masking requirement remains in place

October 17, 2022

After careful consultation with health experts and members of our community, Western’s masking requirement will continue until the end of fall term.

Important COVID-19 Update

September 6, 2022

Since announcing our fall health and safety measures on August 22, new information has prompted us to shift the deadline in our policy to get a booster shot.




COVID-19 News Coverage