Marine Institute COVID-19 Information and Updates

COVID-19 Information Hub
What you need to know
  • As part of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's initiative to distribute COVID-19 rapid antigen tests throughout the province, Memorial campuses province-wide have identified sites for distribution of test kits. Kits will be available starting tomorrow, Dec. 6, and each kit contains five tests. Additionally, as part of this program, the university is assisting with distribution of two boxes of test kits (10 tests total) to each of the nearly 2,300 students in residences. Identification is not required to request a kit and individuals are not required to report test results to the university. For more information on guidance if you test positive, please reference the provincial government's public health guidance. Memorial continues to recommend individuals should remain home when sick.
  • Effective immediately, masks are no longer required in classrooms and laboratories on Memorial’s campuses. Memorial strongly recommends that all members of the university community wear masks. The university will continue to provide masks in public spaces.
  • Memorial's procedure for vaccine requirement suspended on June 1 at 12:01 a.m. in alignment with the suspension of the NL Public Sector Policy.
  • Don’t come to campus if you’re sick. Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus. Doctors’ notes are not required for those who cannot attend class, exams or other evaluations due to COVID-19-related illness or symptoms. As always, students should inform their instructors promptly of absences so they can work together to ensure they can keep up with course work. Students will not be penalized if they need to stay home due to being ill with COVID-19.
  • Rapid testing is available on Memorial University’s St. John’s campus.
  • Instructors should make reasonable accommodations to support continued progress toward course completion for students who may be sick and/or have to isolate.

Memorial and its Marine Institute continues to follow the most up-to-date advice provided by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Government of Canada on COVID-19 response.

For further information on Memorial’s COVID-19 response, please visit