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

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

Community updates archive


No community updates


July 26: COVID-19: Update for employees


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


No 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


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


October 13: Message to all Conestoga employees from Human Resources           

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


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 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 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


No community updates


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 19: Message to all employees from Human Resources

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


March 19: Message to employees from President John Tibbits

March 12: Fall 2021 operations


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

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


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 15: Winter varsity season suspended


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 12: Message to employees: Campus changes           


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 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 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 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 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