Places you can eat and study on campus right now
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Without sounding like your Italian nonna, "mangia"
Due to the latest surge in COVID-19 cases across Ontario, McMaster University has closed all spaces that students were able to utilize during the fall semester.
On Jan. 14, McMaster Daily News shared a list of spaces that students would now be able to access until Jan. 31. It is important to note that these are subject to change based on provincial and municipal COVID-19 guidelines.
The provincial government has announced that starting Jan. 31, restaurant capacity will increase to 50% and indoor gatherings will be increased to 25 people in a space. At current, McMaster has not stated whether or not this will impact how campus will look.
Where to study:
McMaster has provided students with three places to study or hangout in between classes.
Peter George Centre for Living and Learning — PGCLL B138
PGCLL is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Students are able to utilize the basement room for studying and eating*.
Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Discovery and Learning — MDCL 1305
MDCL is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Students are able to utilize the lecture hall for studying and eating*.
Mills Learning Commons
Starting Monday, Jan. 31, Mills Learning Commons will update their hours.
Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No food or drink is allowed in this space.
McMaster has also shared guidelines for those in shared office spaces. Those who have private, closed-door offices may take off their mask and eat. Those who work in open or shared spaces are socially distanced. The University has recommended having a rotation for each individual to be able to eat while others are masked.
"Please be considerate and rotate eating times to ensure everyone in your workspace is masked whenever possible," said McMaster Daily News.
This is a developing topic.
*Social distancing is required in all spaces where you can eat.