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COVID-19 Resources

UofR Masking Guidelines

The use of a face mask on campus is one piece in a comprehensive package of prevention and control measures that can limit the spread of certain respiratory viral diseases, including COVID-19.  When masks are used, it remains vital that wearers comply with hand hygiene, physical distancing, and other infection prevention and control measures that are critical to prevent human-to-human transmission of COVID-19.

A mask is intended to trap droplets that are released when the wearer talks, coughs or sneezes. Face masks are most likely to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus when they are widely used by people in public settings.

Regardless of masking, members of the campus community must continue to:
  • Stay home if you are ill or are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19:Fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, chills, headache, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis (pink eye), muscle joint aches and pain, loss of smell or taste, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, runny nose.

  • Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If water and soap are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol base.

  • Maintain a 2-metre physical distance from others.

  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, and eyes.

  • Follow public health directives.

  • Practice good respiratory hygiene (i.e. coughing/sneezing into elbow)

For more information, please refer to the 'Masks' tab of the UofR Term Updates page here.

COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Accommodation - Winter 2022

The University understands its duty to accommodate individuals on grounds that are protected under
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code
.  The University will continue to consider accommodations requests in accordance
with the requirements of the Code.

Further questions regarding accommodations must be directed to the University's Healthy Workplace Advisor (

Please note that all faculty, staff, and students must provide a Vaccination Declaration, and, where applicable, an accommodation request, before December 1, 2021.

Homewood Health - COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy:  Separating the Facts from Fake News

Rumors about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines have been circulating on social media for months and with the AstraZeneca vaccine recently making headlines over potential risks, public anxiety about receiving COVID-19 vaccines—or vaccine hesitancy—has been expressed.  It’s understandable that you may be wary of receiving one of the vaccines approved by Health Canada. It has been a year filled with rapid change, fear, uncertainty, grief and loss. We’ve been inundated with information about COVID-19 and our lives have been impacted in so many ways. The speed at which COVID-19 vaccines were developed may be causing apprehension that vaccine development was rushed and safety may have been compromised. These worries, added to our already overloaded brains, can create skepticism which may affect your decision about receiving a vaccine.

These concerns are natural. However, it is important to look to the science and facts, rather than to follow gossip and “fake news” on social media. The risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 far outweighs risks from vaccines. Across the globe, over 476 million people have received at least one dose of a vaccine. At the time that this article was written, no deaths in Canada have been linked to vaccines, while nearly 23,000 Canadians have lost their lives to COVID-19.

The article provided here presents facts about COVID-19 vaccine development, safety surrounding the vaccines, and potential side effects.

For more information on Mandatory Vaccination for the University of Regina click here

On Campus E-Training Module for Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors During Covid-19

The on campus online e-training provided here is for all students, faculty, staff and visitors of all University of Regina campuses. This training with help you understand the hazards and risks of COVID-19 and the current U of R safety guidelines in place to minimize your exposure.

COVID-19 Illness Flowchart for Faculty, Staff and Students

Members of our campus community who are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, may use the flowchart provided here as a guide to the appropriate UofR reporting procedures and public health resources.

Ill Person Response Questionnaire for Instructors and Supervisors

As part of the University of Regina’s continued commitment to keep our campus and community safe during the pandemic, Health, Safety & Wellness has created the Ill Person Response Questionnaire to assist supervisors and/or instructors who may receive report of an ill person.  Any information the ill person wishes to provide is voluntary and is kept strictly confidential.  The completed form is to be sent to Health, Safety & Wellness at


  • If you have questions about the content of these documents contact Health, Safety & Wellness at (306) 337-2370 or email us at
  • For more COVID-19 related information, please visit the University of Regina website