COVID-19 safe return important update
The following message is from Dr. Todd Mondor, Chair, COVID-19 Recovery Steering Committee
Last week, we launched the process for employees and students to provide proof of full vaccination and the response rate has been tremendous.
On Sept. 14, the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences implemented asymptomatic testing protocols for all individuals accessing the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences including all buildings on the Bannatyne campus and the Helen Glass building on the Fort Garry campus. Today, we are announcing the implementation of asymptomatic testing for the Fort Garry campus.
Effective Sept. 22, 2021, employees and students who are not fully vaccinated are required to undergo COVID-19 asymptomatic rapid testing prior to participating in any activity on campus. These individuals must attend the Fort Garry campus rapid testing site located in the Fitzgerald Building at 55 Chancellor’s Circle (rooms 303 and 304). The hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. Test results will be valid for 72 hours (note that testing is required every 48 hours to access Rady Faculty of Health Sciences buildings). Those individuals who are not fully vaccinated and who expect to be on campus after hours should visit the testing site during its hours of operation to either be tested or to pick-up a testing kit for self-testing at home with an obligation to report results to UofM [dot] rapidtesting [at] umanitoba [dot] ca.
Specific details about rapid testing and vaccine verification can be found on the UM vaccine information page.
One of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Upload your proof of vaccination on UM’s secure site. If you haven’t been fully vaccinated yet, visit the province’s vaccine page today for information on making arrangements to be vaccinated.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.