COVID-19 Update for the Campus Community

January 12, 2021 8:50 PM

Today, the provincial government declared a state of emergency and will be imposing a stay-at-home order as of Thursday at 12:01 a.m.

In doing so, the province made a series of revisions to its “Enhancing Public Health and Workplace Safety Measures in the Provincewide Shutdown” document.

After assessing these revisions, the university has determined that the operating model we have been following since December 22 upholds the requirements set out in this document.

The province and public health officials are taking bold steps to stem the rise in COVID-19 cases, and we all must do our part.

All Western employees should work from home if the nature of their work does not require them to be on campus.

Western will continue to communicate with its employee groups and supervisors will communicate any change for staff in their work assignment directly.

We ask our students, faculty and staff to continue to follow all the important safety measures to keep each other and our communities safe.