Atlantic postsecondary institutions announce COVID-19 vaccine mandates

August 26, 2021
Several Atlantic postsecondary institutions have announced COVID-19 vaccine requirements for their campus community members. Nova Scotia Community College, Mount Saint Vincent University, and the University of Prince Edward Island have announced that they are making vaccines mandatory, and that they expect students, staff, and faculty to be fully vaccinated before their October deadlines. Unvaccinated people at MSVU and UPEI will be allowed on campus, but will be required to undergo COVID-19 tests. New Brunswick Community College will require its students to either be vaccinated or wear masks and participate in a testing program. “Several aspects of how we implement this will rely on protocols being developed by the Government of New Brunswick and Public Health,” explained NBCC President Mary Butler, “so I ask for your patience as we await further guidance.” CBC (NSCC) | Global News (NBCC) | CBC (UPEI) | CBC (MSVU) (Atlantic)