ON to lift capacity, distancing requirements for indoor postsecondary classrooms

September 3, 2021
The Government of Ontario has announced that postsecondary capacity and distancing requirements in indoor classrooms will be lifted. ON will be amending current legislation which caps capacity at 50% or 1,000 students on September 7th. No changes will be made to the requirements for outdoor instructional spaces. Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has expressed concern over the move, saying that lifting capacity and distancing requirements will create riskier circumstances for students and instructors. “As cases of the Delta variant continue to rise, mandating vaccination policies is only one of many safeguards needed to ensure a safer return to campus,” OCUFA said in a statement. The Star | CBC (ON)