University of Waterloo information on COVID-19

Last updated: September 13, 2022

Latest updates

September 13: Masks and rapid antigen tests now available

  • Rapid antigen tests are available to students who need them
  • When you are in close contact with others – for example in classrooms – we strongly encourage you to consider wearing a tight-fitting, multi-layer mask
  • Both cloth and disposable medical masks are available for students
  • A vaccine centre is available at Health Services and open to all students, employees, and family members of students and employees
  • We ask that you do the Ontario self-assessment if you have COVID-19 symptoms or think you were exposed to the virus.
  • Find out more about student protocols for classes and exams in the case you are ill, including how to self-declare your absence in Quest.  

Read the full memo.

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Help is available

Students: We understand that many of our students have family members in areas affected by COVID-19. If you feel overwhelmed or anxious and need to talk to somebody, please contact the University’s Campus Wellness services, either Health or Counselling Services.

Employees: Our Employee and Family Assistance Program is available 24/7 for counselling, coaching and support. Call 1-800-663-1142 or visit

If you are in crisis, feeling unsafe, or worried you might hurt yourself or others: 

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If you have questions about Waterloo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please email