ON implements mandatory vaccines for postsecondary institutions

September 2, 2021
The Government of Ontario has announced that it is making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for all postsecondary institutions starting September 7. Each institution “must establish, implement, and ensure compliance with a COVID-19 vaccination policy (for) its employees, staff, contractors, volunteers, and students.” Every person physically attending campus at a postsecondary institution must be vaccinated, with some exemptions, and institutions must follow monthly reporting protocols. Institutions can choose to require those who are not fully vaccinated or do not wish to disclose their vaccination status to attend an education session on vaccination and to be tested on a weekly basis. The Sudbury Star reports that Indigenous institutes are currently not affected by the guidelines. The Sudbury Star (ON)