What you need to know about COVID-19



April 6, 2020 - Update for UWinnipeg students. The Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline for winter term (January 2020 - April 2020) and fall/winter term (September 2019 - April 2020) has now been extended to April 21. Read more. 

March 30, 2020 - Update for UWinnipeg students. The Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) deadline for both winter 2020 term (January - April 2020) and fall/winter 2019-20 term (September 2019- April 2020) has been extended to April 6. Read more. 

March 23, 2020 - All campus buildings will close until further notice. Access will be limited to those who are delivering essential services, such as security, physical plant, food services and residence staff. Read more.

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The University of Winnipeg is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and will provide updates as they become available. We have professional staff who have developed plans to maintain campus operations and ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The University of Winnipeg is continuing to follow the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada and Manitoba Health as they monitor, gather information, assess risk and recommend evidence-based approaches for health care providers and precautions for returning travelers. Manitoba’s response aligns with that recommended by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and being implemented by most Canadian provinces.

You may wish to access the Manitoba COVID-19 screening tool posted online by Shared Health Manitoba. 

It is important to remember that every member of our university community should be treated with respect and dignity. No person should be targeted in any way or subjected to discrimination resulting from a misplaced perception that they may be a carrier of a communicable disease based on their perceived disability, race, ancestry, place of origin or otherwise. 

It is also important to maintain confidentiality should a student or employee be confirmed to have COVID-19 or other communicable illness.

For links to more information, review the following FAQ's, and visit the Province of Manitoba and Government of Canada websites. These sites are being updated regularly with up-to-date, accurate information.