Effective March 1, 2022, Western will again increase capacity in research spaces to 100 per cent, provided all personnel continue to follow PPE, vaccination, screening and cleaning requirements.
These changes include face-to-face human studies involving high ventilation rates (e.g., exercise testing or training), which still require the use of rapid tests prior to entering the research space and appropriate filtering of intake and exhaled air. All other previously permitted research models may also continue.
- Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy remains in place, including for off-campus volunteers and research participants.
- Masking, using medical grade (ASTM level 3) masks, is mandatory.
- Please consult current travel policies for international activities.
- Research-related information will continue to be updated on the Western Research COVID-19 Updates website.