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Update from the VPR: COVID-19

March 20, 2020

New directives for McMaster researchers

The University has been closely monitoring information coming from government and public health agencies and their advice on the intensifying need to strengthen measures to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 outbreak in order to protect the health and lives of Canadians.

As a result, the university now requires that all McMaster research that does not fall under the parameters noted below be closed down by Tuesday March 24 at 5 p.m. This applies to any research that requires people to be in laboratories or in any group setting. Research by individual researchers that can be conducted remotely, such as online interviews, and follows all social distancing guidelines can continue.

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