Updates from RFHS Communications



As of August 8, 2022 the UM no longer required staff, students or visitors to have proof of vaccination when coming to campus. However, the use of masks continued to be mandatory.

EFFECTIVE DEC 12 2022 - the wearing of masks is mandatory for the remainder of Winter TermSee full details of the policy HERE

Campus access:

As of August 8, 2022 the Bannatyne Campus and Helen Glass Centre for Nursing at Fort Garry campus doors will be open from 7am-5pm from Monday to Friday. The campus will remain on swipe card access outside of those hours.

Starting September 6, 2022 the Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library at Bannatyne campus will be open from 8am to 11pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Also starting September 6, 2022 the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre at Bannatyne campus be open from 6am to 10 pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The Bannatyne campus food services will be open as follows:

Starbucks – M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm

Tim’s – M-H 7:30am-6:00pm

Aramark Brands M-F 1030am – 2:00pm

Before coming to campus

It is essential that employees and students self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and/or exposures before attending to any on-campus activities. 

If the checklist advises you not to enter, stay home, isolate and refer to the:

If you need to take a test for COVID-19, rapid tests are available through units. Inquire with your supervisor or dean.


UM will no longer be collecting or reporting data on COVID cases on campus. Individuals had been asked to report if they tested positive, but were not required to do so. As a result, the numbers are not a complete and accurate representation of actual COVID cases on campus.

If you receive a positive test result for COVID-19, you must follow all directives from Manitoba Public Health and do not travel to the university until it is safe to do so.

UM does not require you to report your COVID-19 test result. Please contact your instructor or supervisor to make arrangements for your absence.

If you test positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must follow all directives from the Manitoba Public Health related to self-isolation. Do not travel to the university.