Coronavirus Update

SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS (in-person)

UPDATE: June 24, 2022

In alignment with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health’s recent guidance on masks, the University will pause the mandatory face mask protocol, effective June 28, 2022.   

Mask requirements will be paused. Please note that masks will not be required.  However, we are a mask-friendly environment and support individual choice regarding mask wearing.

As a community, we value our commitment to work together to solve problems and we urge you to respect everyone’s choice to continue masking based on comfort levels and health needs. The University continues to encourage community members to wear a mask in indoor spaces, especially where physical distancing is not possible. 

For more information about York University’s upcoming changes to public health restrictions, please visit the YU Better Together website: https://www.yorku.ca/bettertogether/.

For more information about York University’s upcoming changes to public health restrictions, please visit the Better Together website.

How this affects Science Engagement Programs

We continue to follow York University's COVID-19 guidelines and as of June 28th, we will be pausing the masking, proof of vaccination, and daily screening mandate. We will continue our efforts to keep camp a safe environment for everyone, and so, during our upcoming Summer 2022 in-person programming:

  • We will continue to utilize enhanced cleaning procedures.
  • Physical distancing will be encouraged, as much as possible, for campers and staff.
  • We are a mask-friendly environment and support individual choice regarding mask wearing.
  • We encourage use of York University's YU Screen as a daily self-assessment tool; and
  • We will continue to monitor staff and campers for signs of illness. Community members should not attend campus if they are feeling unwell.

Thank you for your patience and for your continued interest in Science Engagement Programs during this time. The safety and health of our community is our number one priority.

For more information about our programs, visit:

In-person Grades 3-8: scix.science.yorku.ca/summercamp

In-person Grades 9-12: scix.science.yorku.ca/spark-lab-program

Online Grades 3-12: scix.science.yorku.ca/online-summer-programs

SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS (in-person)

UPDATE: April 13, 2022 On April 13, 2022, York University announced that masks will continue to be required in all indoor spaces at York including, but not limited to, classrooms, administrative buildings, offices, meeting rooms, York Lanes, and common areas in all residences, washrooms, hallways and elevators. All members of the York community share a responsibility for the safety and well-being of others, and are required to observe all COVID-19 health and safety regulations while on our campuses.

How this affects Science Engagement Programs

Science Engagement Programs is following York University's COVID-19 guidelines and at this time, we will be pausing the masking, proof of vaccination, and daily screening mandate. We will continue our efforts to keep camp a safe environment for everyone, and so, during our upcoming Summer 2022 in-person programming:

  • We will continue to utilize enhanced cleaning procedures.
  • Physical distancing will be encouraged, as much as possible, for campers and staff.
  • Masks will be required during the indoor portion of our programs.
  • We encourage use of York University's YU Screen as a daily self-assessment tool; and
  • We will continue to monitor staff and campers for signs of illness. Community members should not attend campus if they are feeling unwell.

Thank you for your patience and for your continued interest in Science Engagement Programs during this time. The safety and health of our community is our number one priority. We will notify you promptly of any changes to public health restrictions on our campuses. Please continue to check YU Better Together for the most current information and ongoing updates. 

SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS (in-person)

UPDATE: April 5, 2022 Effective May 1, 2022, York University will pause its COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate and masking protocol:

  1. Mask requirements will be paused. Please note that masks will not be required.  However, we are a mask-friendly environment and support individual choice regarding mask wearing.
  2. Daily screening requirements will be paused. However, we ask participants and SEP community members to monitor their health and not attend campus if they are feeling unwell. YU Screen will continue to support self-screening and the University’s case and contact management approach. The case and contact team will continue to support those who report symptoms.
  3. York’s Vaccination Mandate policy will be paused. York strongly recommends that everyone receives a completed vaccine series. Should the University reinstate the Vaccination Mandate policy, visitors will be required to submit proof of full vaccination prior to attending in-person programs.

For more information about York University’s upcoming changes to public health restrictions, please visit the Better Together website.

How this affects Science Engagement Programs

Science Engagement Programs is following York University's COVID-19 guidelines and at this time, we will be pausing the masking, proof of vaccination, and daily screening mandate. We will continue our efforts to keep camp a safe environment for everyone, and so, during our upcoming Summer 2022 in-person programming:

  • We will continue to utilize enhanced cleaning procedures.
  • Physical distancing will be encouraged, as much as possible, for campers and staff;
  • Science Engagement Programs will be a mask-friendly environment, and all community members will be expected to respect those who choose to continue wearing a mask;
  • We encourage use of York University's YU Screen as a daily self-assessment tool; and
  • We will continue to monitor staff and campers for signs of illness. Community members should not attend campus if they are feeling unwell.

Thank you for your patience and for your continued interest in Science Engagement Programs during this time. The safety and health of our community is our number one priority.   For more information about our programs, visit: In-person Grades 3-8: scix.science.yorku.ca/summercamp In-person Grades 9-12: scix.science.yorku.ca/spark-lab-program Online Grades 3-12: scix.science.yorku.ca/online-summer-programs

SUMMER 2022 PROGRAMS (in-person)

UPDATE: March 21, 2022 We are so excited to announce that we will be offering both ONLINE and IN-PERSON programs during this upcoming Summer 2022 season! York University's current covid-19 mandates from Winter 2022 are as follows: 1. Masks are required for all community members until the end of the winter term. 2. Daily screening through YU Screen prior to attending campus and 3. York’s Vaccination Mandate policy states that all guests ages 12 years and up must provide proof of vaccination. Summer 2022 policy updates will be posted here once they become available. Thank you for your patience and for your continued interest in Science Engagement Programs during this time. The safety and health of our community is our number one priority.

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MORE INFORMATION

For York’s response, please visit: https://coronavirus.info.yorku.ca/