ON announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies for postsecondary institutions

August 19, 2021
The Government of Ontario has reportedly announced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for those working in public education and several high-risk health-care settings. Postsecondary institutions have been deemed a high-risk setting, according to CBC, and will be expected to have a vaccination policy for staff. The Whig says that ON is currently finalizing a policy that will require regular COVID-19 tests for those at postsecondary institutions who are not vaccinated. ON chief medical officer of health Dr Kieran Moore reportedly does not believe the measures are sufficient and has “made it clear that institutions that wish to implement stricter vaccination policies have the authority to do so.” The Whig | CBC (ON)