Conestoga community updates


Fall 2022: Proof of vaccination and masking requirements paused

Proof of vaccination and masking requirements remain paused at all Conestoga campus locations.

We will continue to monitor conditions and consult with public health advisors. It may be necessary to bring back vaccine and/or masking requirements on short notice to protect the health and well-being of our college community and create a safe environment for those who are most vulnerable.

Masks will continue to be available free of charge at all campus locations and are strongly encouraged in all indoor spaces as well as gatherings where physical distancing is not possible. 

The college community is strongly encouraged to keep up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, when eligible. Vaccination continues to be our best defense against the most severe outcomes of infection, including hospitalization and death. 

Recent Conestoga community updates

No recent updates available.

Community updates archive

September 2022

September 29: Bivalent vaccine now available on-campus; Guelph vaccination clinic

September 23: Message to all students: What to do if you are feeling unwell, have tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19

September 2: A message from Conestoga President John Tibbits

August 2022

No community updates

July 2022

July 26: COVID-19: Update for employees

June 2022

June 30: COVID-19 prevention protocols: an update for the Conestoga community

May 2022

No community updates

April 2022

April 8: Message to students re: final exams          

April 6: Vaccine and masking requirements update          

April 6: Employee update: Vaccine and masking requirements

March 2022

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 2022

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 2021

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 2021

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

October 2021

October 13: Message to all Conestoga employees from Human Resources                  

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

September 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

No community updates

May 2021

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 2021

April 19: Message to all employees from Human Resources

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

March 2021

March 19: Message to employees from President John Tibbits

March 12: Fall 2021 operations

February 2021

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 2020

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

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

November 2020

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 2020

October 15: Winter varsity season suspended

September 2020

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 2020

August 12: Message to employees: Campus changes                  

July 2020

July 17: COVID-19 campus access guidelines for students (policy closed September 2022)

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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 2020

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