Carleton and Queen’s universities mandate vaccines for students, staff on campus – CBC

Unvaccinated individuals will have to undergo additional health measures, testing

Aug 12, 2021

Carleton University in Ottawa and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. have joined a growing list of Ontario schools announcing blanket vaccination requirements for students and staff returning to campus next month.

Carleton will require everyone to prove their vaccination status or participate in rapid testing for COVID-19 in order to gain temporary access to the campus. Those who are not vaccinated will also be provided information on why and how to get the vaccine.

The university is planning to hold on-campus vaccine clinics in August, September and October. It expects to release more details on how provide proof of vaccination in the coming days.

Queen’s University also announced Thursday that it will require all students, staff, faculty and visitors to be fully vaccinated by Sept. 7 in order to access campus.

Those who are not fully vaccinated by that date will be required to undertake additional health and safety protocols and COVID-19 testing, as recommended by the local public health unit.

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