Back to school season is approaching and it’s no surprise that things have changed this fall. After almost two years of remote learning, Ontario post-secondary institutions have announced different COVID-19 vaccine mandates. Certain schools will follow different health and safety regulations for this upcoming school year. Here is what back to school will look like if you attend any of the following post-secondary institutions.
University Of Ottawa
Students, staff and faculty, along with visitors must have at least one vaccine dose by Sept. 7. Except for the people who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical reasons or other grounds recognized by the province’s human rights code. All others are must be fully by Oct. 15 on campus.
University Of Toronto
U of T is requiring all returning students and staff to have both doses of the vaccine while on campus. Non-immunized people will still be allowed on U of T grounds, but need to have a negative test within 72 hours of going to campus. Additionally, they will have to complete rapid screening tests twice a week.
On Thursday, York announced that all community members and visitors on campus this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
For the upcoming fall term, effective September 7, 2021, Ryerson University will require all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors coming to campus to attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status. Those who do not want to disclose their vaccination status will be required to be tested in order to come to campus.
All staff and students must be fully vaccinated upon returning to campus this fall. There are absolutely no exceptions.
Durham College & Ontario Tech University
Vaccination is only required for residence students only. However, Durham College still encourages all staff and students to get vaccinated.
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