Oct. 14 COVID-19 Update | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates | UNB

COVID-19 update

Oct. 14, 2021

This week marks the halfway point in the fall semester. I thank the entire UNB community for stepping up to keep our community healthy and safe.

I am very pleased to share that UNB boasts a 94.3 per cent vaccination rate. Your participation in the COVID testing policy has ensured that this term resembles a traditional UNB experience with in-person classes and activities on campuses continuing as planned.

Our success has been dependent upon the widespread cooperation across our community. At UNB Fredericton, 94.9 per cent of students, faculty and staff are fully vaccinated and 92.3 per cent of UNB Saint John are fully vaccinated. At this time, rapid testing is available for only those individuals who are enrolled in the rapid testing program.

We must remain vigilant and continue to follow campus health measures to minimize the risk of the spread of the virus and other communicable diseases. The face mask policy applies to all faculty, staff and students regardless of vaccination status.

Face masks may be removed only if:

  • You are the sole occupant of an individual office.
  • When eating or drinking while remaining seated.
  • In closed areas or office settings that accommodate 10 or fewer people, masks may be removed if everyone is seated and physical distancing of 2 metres between individuals is maintained.

Face masks in conference rooms and teaching spaces:

  • In classrooms of greater than 10 people, masks cannot be removed.
  • In conference rooms and teaching spaces that accommodate 10 or fewer people, masks may be removed if everyone is seated and physical distancing of 2 metres between individuals is maintained.
  • In a group of more than 10, instructors are permitted to remove their mask when teaching in front of the classroom and when physical distancing of 2 metres is maintained at all times.
  • Eating and drinking is not permitted in classrooms.

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to protecting both the UNB community as well as the local.

With kind regards,

Paul J. Mazerolle
President and Vice-Chancellor

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