University of New Brunswick loosens mask mandate as COVID-19 surge looms – CBC

Masks will only be required in classrooms and instructional spaces as of Nov. 15

Nov 03, 2022

The University of New Brunswick is loosening its COVID-19 masking rules, effective Nov. 15.

Face masks will only be required in classrooms and instructional spaces, UNB announced in a COVID-19 update Thursday.

Students can now be mask-free in shared indoor spaces on campus, including transitioning between classes, offices and travelling through common areas, the notice says.

Plexiglass barriers may also be removed.

The changes come as Public Health officials warn of an anticipated increase in COVID and flu activity this fall and winter.

CBC requested an interview with UNB, but was told its “health response team spokespeople” were travelling and unavailable.

“As we continue to live with COVID-19, we encourage you to assess and manage your personal risk and make decisions to decrease your risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19,” its notice said.

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