COVID-19 update: Masks or face coverings to be required on campus, David Braley Clinic reopening

Masks/face coverings required on campus

In response to the most recent public health information, the University will require face coverings be worn in all indoor public spaces at all McMaster locations, effective Tuesday, July 14.

• This includes hallways, elevators, lobbies, classrooms, washrooms and other common use areas — any indoor space where physical distancing can be difficult to maintain, in addition to university shuttle buses.
• Exemptions to the new requirement would include those who should not wear a mask for health reasons or for religious considerations.
• Wearing a mask or face covering does not replace the need for physical distancing or all other health and safety measures.

This new measure is in addition to existing workplace health and safety guidelines and practices for COVID-19 already in place requiring personal protective equipment (PPE) appropriate for the specific nature of work, including research labs and in medical environments.

Because some of McMaster’s buildings are connected to hospital buildings and university employees also work in hospital settings, anyone using those locations must follow the hospital protocols which also require masks.

For those who come to the main campus and do not have a face covering, there will be disposable masks provided at key locations. The details of that distribution will be made available next week.

David Braley Clinic reopening

The David Braley Sport Medicine & Rehabilitation Centre is reopening by appointment only, starting Monday July 13.

Various new health and safety measures will be in place for those visiting the facility, including wearing a mask inside the building and pre-screening before you enter.

Appointments can be made by calling (905) 525-9140 ext. 23575.