On June 10, 2022 Suzanne Blanchard, VP Students and Enrolment, announced that in light of the recent announcement from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the evolving recommendations from Ottawa Public Health, Carleton will be pausing its mandatory mask mandate starting June 25, 2022.

Please note that the COVID-19 Mask Policy remains in effect until June 25, including all convocation ceremonies and events. This decision honours Carleton’s commitment to faculty, staff, students and guests who have chosen to participate in Convocation on the understanding that masks would be in use.

From June 25 onwards, even though masks will no longer be mandatory, the university continues to strongly recommend masking when indoors, particularly if physical distancing cannot be maintained.

As the Paul Menton Centre serves a large number of students who are vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, we request that students visiting the PMC offices continue to use masks during meetings with staff. Your cooperation in the matter will be greatly appreciated.

Please note that if pandemic circumstances were to change, the university may need to quickly reinstate the mask requirement and the vaccination policy. The University will continue to carefully monitor the situation and to align with evolving public health advice and government requirements.

For more information about Carleton’s continued response to the Covid-19 pandemic, please visit the Carleton Covid-19 website.