Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador calls for vaccines and masks
The only university in Newfoundland and Labrador requires its students, staff and faculty to vaccinate against COVID-19 and wear non-medical masks on campus.
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador announced the decision on Friday in a statement posted on their website and social media channels.
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Dr. Florentine Strzelczyk, provost and academic vice president, says the move is in line with the school’s strategic plan, which requires Memorial to prioritize the welfare and welfare of its community.
Strzelczyk says more details will be released in the coming days about the deadlines for the first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines and possible exclusions from the rule.
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Their statement said non-medical masks will be mandatory in public spaces and public areas from Aug. 23 if physical distancing protocols cannot be properly followed.
Mandatory Newfoundland and Labrador mask ordering ended Aug. 10, but public health recommends that people continue to wear them.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on August 21, 2021.
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