• Watch: Return to campus Town Hall  - Fabrice Labeau, Christopher M. Buddle and Dr. Don Sheppard updated the community on the Fall semester, and answered questions about returning to campus. You can watch the video of the complete session.
  • For Coronavirus (COVID-19) update on Graduate activities during campus closure please see visit the following link.
  • You can also visit McGill's dedicated website link with Coronavirus (COVID-19) information.
  • Please see this link to McGill's return to campus community update, as well as this link for instructors.
  • MUHC Glen Hospital and Montreal General Hospital Guidelines for COVID-19.


What should I do if I come in contact with a COVID-19 case?

  • As a reminder, you are responsible for reporting COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test to McGill if you have been on campus in the 48 hours before your symptoms appeared, or, in the event that you are asymptomatic and tested positive, if you were on campus in the 48-hours before you took your test. Reporting your symptoms to McGill by calling 514-398-3000 is mandatory and a crucial step in keeping our community safe.
  • Based on Montreal Public Health directives, we have prepared the steps you must take if you develop COVID-19 symptoms or have potentially been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Please be sure to review our Potential COVID-19 Exposure…what to do page for your next steps and answers to questions including:
  • Will I be contacted if there is a positive COVID-19 case in my classroom?
  • How much risk is there when passing through densely occupied spaces?
  • If I am fully vaccinated and have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, can I still come to campus?
  • Public Health has asked all Quebec universities, including McGill, to handle the reporting of COVID-19 symptoms and positive cases for students and employees on their campuses. If you would like to learn more about McGill’s COVID-19 case management, the full process is available here.


COVID case tracker

  • For more than a year, McGill has published a weekly summary of all on-campus COVID cases, and if there has been any transmission on campus. You can find the tracker here.
  • With many more people at McGill, we are seeing more people testing positive who have been on campus. Our case management group is tracking contacts closely, and there has been no evidence of community transmission (i.e., infected people spreading the virus to others) recently at McGill. We will continue to monitor contacts very closely and report back to the community.


Reminder: procedural masks are mandatory indoors

  • Students are required to wear procedural masks indoors, including in classrooms and teaching labs.
  • We ask our McGill community to be vigilant in ensuring that masks are being worn properly. Some may forget to put their masks back on or it may have slipped under their nose. If you see someone who is not wearing their mask properly, please kindly ask them to fix it. Safety is a shared responsibility.
  • With new variants, there is no magic bullet to prevent transmission – it requires layers of protection. Getting vaccinated is the single best defense against COVID-19. Wearing a procedural mask and being fully vaccinated provides even more protection. Visit our Health and Safety page for a full list of masking guidelines, exceptions to mandatory masks and mask dispenser locations.


Mask exemptions on campus

  • Requests for mask exemptions on campus will only be considered based on documented, specific health conditions.
  • Students who would like to request a mask exemption must contact the disabilities.students [at] (subject: Mask%20exemption%20request) (Office for Students with Disabilities) and provide valid medical documentation.
  • Faculty and staff who would like to request a mask exemption must contact [at] (Human Resources) and provide valid medical documentation.
  • More information is available here.




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