Key Messages:

  • Carleton will maintain its mask policy until further notice.
  • Carleton will be suspending vaccination requirements starting May 1, 2022.
  • We strongly recommend all individuals are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receiving booster doses as soon as eligible.

To all members of the Carleton community,

Several weeks ago, Carleton announced that if the pandemic continued to recede, our mask mandate would be suspended as of May 1. Unfortunately, a sixth wave is now driving up the monitoring indicators of COVID-19 in Ottawa. Accordingly, on the recommendation of Ottawa Public Health, Carleton will be maintaining the mandatory COVID-19 Mask Policy until further notice. 

The policy requires masks to be worn in all university buildings, including offices, classrooms and labs. Members of the Carleton community must continue to wear a three-layer mask that completely and comfortably covers the nose, mouth and chin without gaps and does not allow air to escape from the edges. Masks are available to faculty and staff through their departments/units in eShop.

As previously announced, Carleton will be suspending its vaccination requirements for participation in in-person Carleton activities beginning May 1, 2022. In line with Public Health advice, we continue to strongly recommend that all members of the Carleton community get a full course of vaccination, including booster doses as soon as they are eligible, and submit their booster dose information in cuScreen as soon as possible.  

As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the evolution of the virus and public health conditions are difficult to predict. We will continue to adjust our plans as required by these evolving conditions to ensure everyone’s health and safety and to comply with public health advice or any applicable legal requirements.

Any questions you may have that are not answered by Carleton’s COVID-19 information website and its FAQ section should be forwarded to

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to respond to changing conditions in real-time.


Suzanne Blanchard
COVID-19 Lead

Thursday, April 14, 2022 in
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