McMaster University COVID-19 Regulations

McMaster’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic continuously evolves in line with the provincial health restriction. As a consequence McMaster University implemented certain measurements and policies. For a full list of measurements please visit the McMaster Health & Safety website.

As of May 1, 2022, the University will pause its vaccination requirement, however the mask mandate has been extended to the end of May 2022. 

For all current updates on McMaster’s COVID 19 response, please follow the link!


McMasters Vaccination Mandate:

All students, faculty and staff must have uploaded a proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 to MacCheck or have an approved human rights exemption. All visitors have to be fully vaccinated to attend a McMaster location. Visitors must use the McMaster Safety App to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at least one hour before their first time attending a McMaster location. For more information regarding McMaster’s vaccination policy, please visit the website.


The University continues to follow current provincial government requirements for masking. Provincial masking guidance remains unchanged from the fall term. For more information, please visit


  • Physical distancing requirements are no longer required for indoor instructional spaces. (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, libraries, in-person experiential learning etc.).
  • Physical distancing continues to be required in all other indoor non-instructional spaces on campus, including offices, athletics, cafeterias, hallways, and other areas.