UPEI aligns mask-wearing guidance with CPHO update

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The following message was distributed by email on July 9, 2021, to students, staff, and faculty on behalf of the Office of the Vice-President Administration and Finance.

Dear Members of the University Community,

Today, during a regular COVID-19 update, the PEI Chief Public Health Office (PEI-CPHO) lifted the mandatory requirement to wear masks in indoor public spaces in the province. Read the latest PEI-CPHO guidance 

Therefore, as of 12 noon Friday, July 9, 2021, the University of Prince Edward Island updated its guidance on mask wearing, moving from a mandatory measure back to a strong recommendation, which aligns with the current guidance from the PEI Chief Public Health Office:

UPEI strongly recommends that a non-medical mask be worn in UPEI campus buildings when a physical distance of two metres/six feet (2m/6ft) cannot be maintained.

UPEI continues to work with the PEI-CPHO in developing and updating its COVID-19 guidance for the 2021 Fall Academic Semester and will communicate updates and post them to UPEI’s Response to COVID-19 website as they become available.

Sincerely,

 

Jackie Podger
Vice-President Administration and Finance

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