Use of masks on campus

This page was updated on: April 13, 2023

Effective March 11, 2022, the Provincial Health Officer repealed the Face Coverings (COVID-19) Order. 

Masks are not required in indoor public spaces. Wearing a mask is a personal choice. On campus, UVic encourages the use of masks, particularly in indoor spaces where people are in close proximity or if you feel more comfortable to do so. Mask signage on campus has been updated to state masks are encouraged. 

Effective April 6, 2023 wearing masks in most health-care settings and units is a personal choice and not required by public health. In some health-care settings, you must wear a medical mask when requested by a health-care professional. Please check with the facility about their policies before your visit.