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April 25 update: on-campus COVID-19 protocols

Monday, April 25, 2022 @ 5:15 PM

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.NO!
  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

Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 2:34 PM

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.YES!
  • 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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A message from the CMU president regarding fall 2021 vaccine requirements

Thursday, August 19, 2021 @ 10:30 AM

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: preliminary planning for Fall 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021 @ 1:45 PM

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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Details of the January 25 Return to Campus

Friday, January 22, 2021 @ 4:34 PM

CMU is excited to welcome students back to hybrid classes beginning on January 25, 2021. Below is important information about the initial phase of return to hybrid classes. Following provincial guidelines, these directions will be in place for the foreseeable future.  

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Return to In-Person Hybrid Classes on January 25

Friday, January 15, 2021 @ 3:45 PM

Welcome to the learning community of Canadian Mennonite University winter 2021.

I'm pleased to announce that CMU will be returning to hybrid classes at its Shaftesbury campus on Monday, January 25. Students will have the option to be part of a significant number of courses in-person or virtually. Some courses will continue only online as indicated on the CMU website at

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Notice of confirmed case of COVID-19 at CMU Shaftesbury Campus on November 3 (low risk)

Thursday, November 12, 2020 @ 4:45 PM

Dear students, faculty, and staff of CMU,

A confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified at the CMU Shaftesbury Campus. The individual was on campus on November 3 between the hours of 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. At this point, this is considered to be a low-risk situation.

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November 10 COVID-19 update for students, staff, and faculty from the President's Office

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 5:06 PM

Dear CMU Students, Staff, and Faculty,

It is a beautifully sunny day, and the outdoor air feels crisp and clear. But, the air is not clean and safe in terms of shared breathing spaces, as has been made apparent with today's announcement of increased code red restrictions by the Province of Manitoba.

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Notice of confirmed case of COVID-19 at CMU Shaftesbury Campus on November 2 (low risk)

Saturday, November 7, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

Dear students, faculty, and staff of CMU,

A confirmed case of COVID-19 has been identified at the CMU Shaftesbury Campus. The individual was on campus on November 2 between the hours of 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM, and followed all public health measures instituted by CMU. This is a low-risk situation with no close contacts identified at CMU. No one is required to self-isolate from this exposure.

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Changes at CMU due to code red

Monday, November 2, 2020 @ 3:00 PM

During this extraordinary fall, the contributions of students, staff, and faculty have been outstanding in attending to the safety, health, and well-being of all. Your collective efforts have enabled us to learn well together and to sustain a remarkable record of health throughout the learning community. Thank you for the depth  of your care for the safety and well-being of yourself and of others, on campus and everywhere you go.

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