Brock community reminded to stay safe, follow public health guidelines, avoid travel as holidays approach

As it continues to prepare for a safe start to the Winter Term on Monday, Jan. 10, Brock University is monitoring developments related to the omicron variant of COVID-19.

Approximately 80 per cent of courses will have some component of in-person learning in the Winter Term. Campus facilities such as the Walker Sports Complex, dining areas, the Brock University Library and residences will continue to be open.

Brock’s vaccine mandate remains in effect. Any student currently registered for campus classes for the Winter Term must submit proof of full vaccination by Friday, Dec. 10 (if they haven’t previously done so). Failure to do so will result in de-registration.

Brock encourages everyone to continue practising public health measures implemented to stop the spread of the virus. These include:

  • Mandatory screening for symptoms before arrival on campus
  • Staying home if you are feeling unwell
  • Wearing a mask any time you are indoors
  • Washing your hands frequently
  • Abiding by applicable capacity limits and physical distancing guidelines

Additionally, members of the Brock community are encouraged to avoid travel — especially to areas with higher rates of COVID-19 infection — over the holidays.

Those who must make an essential trip outside of Canada should check the current travel restrictions and entry/exit requirements of Canada and the country being visited. Consult the Government of Canada website for details.

All international students must register their travel and quarantine information with Brock International Services regardless of vaccine status. See Brock’s International Student Travel Requirements for more.

Vaccination information — including details on third doses or booster doses — is available from Niagara Region Public Health and Hamilton Public Health.

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