Face covering on campus becomes mandatory July 18

Read a message from Roger Côté, Vice-President, Services
July 15, 2020
By Roger Côté

Dear colleagues,

I hope this finds you and your loved ones doing well.

As you may already be aware, the Government of Quebec recently announced that wearing a face covering in all enclosed public spaces, including universities, will become mandatory as of July 18.

For Concordia, this means that face coverings will need to be worn when entering a university building and within any indoor public space on campus, including lobbies and reception areas, hallways, elevators and staircases.

It is worth noting that the face covering does not need to be worn at all times while on campus. It may be removed when an individual is in their office or at their workstation, provided they are able to respect the two-metre physical distance public health directive.

Concordia is in the process of procuring washable and reusable face coverings that will be made available to members of the university community requiring access to campus. Because there are delivery delays related to the pandemic, however, individuals must bring their own face covering in the meantime.

In order to protect yourself and others, it is important that face coverings be worn in the proper manner. Please consult our COVID-19 workplace safety guidelines on Cspace and, specifically, the “Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette” guidelines for details on face covering dos and don’ts.

For more information, please visit the Quebec government website and Concordia’s COVID-19 information site.

As members of the Concordia community, we have a shared duty to respect governmental health directives, not just for our own health and safety, but also for each other’s. Thank you in advance for playing your part in this collective effort.

Any questions, concerns or feedback can be directed to

Keep well,

Roger Coté
Vice President, Services

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