McGill current operational status – Coronavirus information

Information on this page is in effect currently (Summer 2021)
For information the Fall 2021 semester, visit the
Return to Campus Fall 2021 page

Changes to McGill’s operations, including its academic activities, are happening rapidly, as we respond to government directives to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. To help the members of the McGill community keep track, we have created this handy guide.

Montreal is currently in the Green Alert level.

Below are the guidelines of what is CURRENTLY open and what is allowed at McGill.

Current as of July 13, 2021

Teaching / academics

NOTE: These guidelines apply to the Summer 2021 semester, and NOT Fall 2021.


General teaching

Remote teaching, with a few exceptions (see below)

In-person teaching

Tier 1 activities continuing as scheduled

Tier 2 activities permitted

Study Hubs

Open, with reduced capacity


Exams for remote courses will not be in person
In-person exams for select in-person courses are allowed

Internships (stages)

Allowed, following the public health restrictions and employers’ protocols

Health and Safety Measures


Visiting campus

Fill out the Daily Self-Assessment Form in the Personal tab on Minerva before coming to campus 

Physical distancing

2-metre distancing in indoor spaces

Procedural Masks

Required for anyone entering or circulating in indoor shared spaces at McGill 

Can be removed if: 

  • You are alone in a closed space

  • You are seated (not moving) at least two metres away from others

  • You are seated In a classroom with two metre distancing 

See distribution locations for masks


Student services


Student ID (ServicePoint)

By appointment only at Service Point or the Macdonald Campus Student Affairs Office

Student Wellness Hub

Primarily in-person services by appointment only by appointment only, Monday through Thursday, with limited remote services also available

Other student services

Mostly online with some pre-scheduled in-person appointments
Find remote student life resources


General services



Remote services
Library Pick-up Service for materials not available electronically

IT Services

Available remotely

Fitness centres

Open at limited capacity. Time slots must be booked in advance.
Recreational fitness activities Check the Athletics & Recreation website for a full list of available activities.

Food Services (non-Residence)

Most outlets are currently closed

Mac Shuttle Bus

Running; registration not required

Staff and student Dental Clinic

Open by appointment only




Staff whose duties require on-campus presence

Come to work

Staff who cannot work from home

Come to work

Staff who can work from home, and whose duties do not require on-campus presence

Work from home with occasional visits to campus; Supervisors can return to work for a maximum of 30% of time 

In-person meetings 

In-person meetings allowed, with appropriate distancing and masks.




Research – on-campus and off-campus

Research that can be conducted remotely should be done remotely
If research cannot be conducted remotely, it is allowed, with previously approved resumption plans

In-person research with human participants – on and off campus

Some limited research with in-person human participants will be allowed to continue. Learn more here.



Some events allowed. See guidelines for details.



Allowed with a McGill sponsor


General operations


Building access

Card access only


Deliveries must go through Delivery Hubs

Construction projects


Travel University-sponsored travel is suspended. Exemptions can be granted by Deans and AVPs only for mission-critical time-sensitive travel within Canada.
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