ON postsecondary institutions to resume Fall in-person classes with no capacity limits, distancing

July 20, 2021
The Government of Ontario has announced that postsecondary institutions in ON will be able to fully reopen for the Fall semester. Institutions will not be required to have capacity limits or physical distancing, but students will still be required to use face masks indoors. ON has also encouraged institutions to continue to hold vaccine clinics, offer antigen testing and rapid, asymptomatic COVID-19 testing, and promote hygiene and cleanliness. Institutions also are encouraged to have contingency plans and to offer mental health supports for students and staff. Deputy Minister Shelley Tapp said that ON will be providing an update in early August to “ensure alignment with the most current public health and safety guidance and advice for September 2021 and onwards.” The Star (ON)