Conestoga community updates

Announcement:

Spring 2022 mask and vaccination requirements 

Conestoga will maintain current masking and proof of vaccination requirements for all students, employees and visitors into the spring 2022 term.

This measure will help keep our campuses safe and protect all members of the college community, including the most vulnerable, as we move through the next phase of the pandemic.

We will continue to monitor conditions and re-evaluate requirements.

For more information, read the full announcement

Recent Conestoga community updates

April 8: Message to students re: final exams

April 6: Vaccine and masking requirements update

April 6: Employee update: Vaccine and masking requirements

Community updates archive

March

March 15: Masks required until at least the end of winter term 

March 3: Updates for Conestoga employees following Ontario's next phase of reopening

February

February 18: Statement from Ontario's colleges -- COVID vaccination policies  

February 7: Message to all employees regarding on-campus parking  

February 3: Updated masking protocol

January 2022

January 28: What to do if you think you have COVID-19

January 25: Update on return-to-campus plans for winter 2022

January 25: Message to all students from the Office of the Registrar

January 24: Message to all Conestoga employees from Human Resources

January 21: Province endorses Conestoga's masking protocol

January 10: Message to all Conestoga employees from Human Resources    

January 5: Message to all employees re: Pandemic response    

December

December 17: Changes for winter 2022: A message to the Conestoga community from President John Tibbits    

December 15: Statement regarding Omicron variant and impact on Conestoga operations for Winter 2022    

December 13: Message to students: Important vaccine requirements

November

November 17: Message to winter 2022 new and returning students re: vaccine requirements

October

October 13: Message to all Conestoga employees from Human Resources      

October 5: COVID-19 Vaccine education modules now available for students and employees      

September

September 30: Human Rights Commission releases policy statement on COVID-19 vaccine mandates      

September 30: Communication to new and returning students regarding vaccination requirements - winter 2022      

September 22: Message to employees: COVID-19 vaccination requirements      

September 7: Message to employees: COVID-19 vaccination requirements update

August

August 17: Message to the Conestoga community regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

August 16: COVID-19 vaccination appointments available on campus

August 4: COVID-19 vaccines required for Conestoga varsity athletes

August 3: Fall 2021 delivery: A message to employees from President John Tibbits

July

July 29: Message from Athletics & Recreation to student-athletes      

July 23: COVID-19 vaccination appointments available on campus      

July 22: COVID-19 vaccinations required for Conestoga students living in residence

June

No community updates

May

May 14: Waterloo campus outbreak declared over      

May 10: Third case linked to Waterloo campus outbreak      

May 4: Two Conestoga community members test positive

April

April 19: Message to all employees from Human Resources

April 1: Message to the Conestoga community from President John Tibbits

March

March 19: Message to employees from President John Tibbits

March 12: Fall 2021 operations

February

February 19: Message from International Education: Important updated information regarding travelling to Canada

February 12: Provincial shut-down lifted for many Ontario regions

February 5: Conestoga President discusses financial impact of COVID-19

February 1: Message from International Education: Important information regarding travelling to Canada

January 2021

January 18: New State of Emergency and Stay-at-Home orders issued for Ontario

January 4: Message to all Conestoga employees re: Home office expense deduction for 2020

January 4: Message from International Education: Mandatory pre-departure COVID-19 testing

December

December 21: Impact of Ontario shutdown on winter 2021 start-up

December 18: Holiday message to Conestoga employees from President John Tibbits

November

November 23: Message to all Conestoga employees      

November 19: Message to Conestoga employees from President John Tibbits

November 17: Conestoga COVID-19 readiness plan approved

November 4: Designated learning institution (DLI) update

November 2: ;COVID-19 case confirmed at Doon Campus Child Care Centre      

October

October 15: Winter varsity season suspended

September

September 4: A message to the Conestoga community from President John Tibbits

September 3: Message to students from Dr. Wang, Region of Waterloo Medical Officer of Health

August

August 12: Message to employees: Campus changes      

July

July 17: COVID-19 campus access guidelines for students (pdf)

July 10: Returning to campus: new health and safety procedures to protect the Conestoga community      

July 6: Update for students regarding fall 2020 term fees      

July 2: Message to employees from President John Tibbits      

June

June 10: Varsity sports and recreation activities suspended for fall 2020

June 9: Important information for students regarding fall semester fees      

June 4: Addressing the impacts of global pandemic: a message to the Conestoga community      

May

May 28: Important information for Conestoga students regarding winter, spring and fall semesters      

May 12: Message to students: Fall 2020 semester      

May 11: Impact of the global pandemic: Charting the course for Conestoga's future      

April

April 23: Canada announces support for students affected by COVID-19      

April 22: Giving to the COVID-19 Student Relief Bursary      

April 9: Fees update      

April 7: Community update from President John Tibbits      

March

March 29: Locker Access      

March 23: A message to the Conestoga community from President John Tibbits      

March 19: Accessing library resources online      

March 18: Student access to campus      

March 17: Conestoga campuses closed      

March 15: On-campus classes suspended      

March 13: Message from the President