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Fall 2022 return to campus

Masks – encouraged, but not required at this time

CMU encourages mask wearing for those who feel it is appropriate but will not require masks to be worn on-campus. Please be hospitable and considerate of those around you.

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April 25 update: on-campus COVID-19 protocols

To close of the winter semester, here is an update to on-campus protocols, requirements, and closures:

  1. Starting May 1, 2022, masks are not a requirement on the main Shaftesbury campus for at least the summer months. Masks are recommended if you have been in contact with someone who has been ill, if you have any symptoms yourself, or for other reasons for which you feel wearing a mask would be appropriate.
  2. If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow provincial recommendations for isolation periods, as found here. If you are otherwise feeling unwell, please stay home until recovered, as the preservation of a healthy in-person experience remains a priority.

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March 10 update: on-campus COVID-19 protocols

Here is an update on CMU's COVID-19 related protocols and end-of-term plans, as of March 10, 2022.

1.  Masking Requirements

  • Masks will continue to be required across campus until the end of the winter term, April 30, 2022.
  • The following changes to the mask requirement will take effect March 15, 2022.
    • Masks will not be required when teaching, presenting, performing, or recording

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February 17 update: on-campus COVID-19 protocols

Given the Province of Manitoba's announcement of relaxing of public health orders in the province, here is an update on the COVID-19 related protocols in place on the CMU campus. 

1. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 

  • The  vaccination requirement will remain in effect until the end of the 2022 winter term. 
  • Campus access will continue to be restricted to fully vaccinated individuals and those with exemptions, until May 1, 2022. 

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Update on in-person learning and COVID-19 protocols for the 2022 winter term

CMU will continue in-person education on the Shaftesbury Campus starting on Monday, January 24, 2022 in a manner that cultivates and sustains high levels of safety, health, and well-being for students, staff, and faculty.

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A message from the president: Plans for the 2022 Winter Term

Dear CMU Students, Staff, and Faculty,

Canadian Mennonite University plans to continue in-person education on the Shaftesbury Campus in the 2022 Winter Term in ways that cultivate and sustain high levels of safety, health, and well-being for students, staff, and faculty.

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A message from the CMU president regarding fall 2021 vaccine requirements

Canadian Mennonite University is committed to honouring the health, safety, and well-being of the community as a whole. Our collective health is reliant on shared habits and responsibilities of students, staff, and faculty in this time of COVID-19 and always. As we move into the 2021-22 school year the ongoing health risks of COVID-19 remain highly concerning, even with exemplary vaccination rates in Manitoba. Thus, all CMU students, staff, and faculty are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with the schedule listed below. We make this announcement with recognition that many members of the CMU community already have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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A message from the president: Fall 2021 plans

Dear CMU Students,

Summer greetings from CMU! We very much look forward to welcoming you on campus for 2021-22 in early September. 

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A message from the president: preliminary planning for Fall 2021

The CMU learning community has been amazing all year in collectively honouring one another's health, safety, and well-being. I'm deeply grateful to all CMU students, staff, and faculty for sharing so much good learning, laughter, care, and generosity in the midst of all that's been awkward and hard.

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New air purifying technology increases CMU campus safety

CMU recently installed new high-quality air purifiers throughout its Shaftesbury campus as its learning community returned to in-person and online hybrid classes for the winter semester.

The university is continually looking for ways to improve conditions on campus that will ensure the well-being of its students, staff, and faculty. This innovative technology from Greentech Environmental Canada adds "an additional layer of protection to the air quality on campus in a way that's financially doable and would encourage confidence to return to campus when we were able to do so," says Julene Sawatzky, Interim Director of Administration.

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