St. Clair Announces Mandatory Vaccinations

Monday August 16th, 2021

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St. Clair College will require staff, faculty, students, contractors and campus visitors to be fully vaccinated this Fall. The college says that the decision was made with the consultative advice of public health authorities.

This follows the University of Windsor, who announced on Friday that it would require all staff, faculty, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The college says the expectation is for staff and students to have received their first dose of a Health Canada or World Health Organization approved COVID-19 vaccine before the start of classes which commence on September 7th, 2021. Staff and students will also be required to receive their second dose of the vaccine within the required minimum period and provide proof that they have done so.

This decision follows an earlier announcement requiring vaccinations of students living in residence and for varsity athletes, as well as associated staff.

Individuals who cannot get vaccinated for medical reasons or other grounds protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code can request an accommodation, and they will be required to voluntarily disclose their status. Those with exemptions or who do not wish to disclose will be required to undergo rapid testing twice a week. Anyone with a positive test result will require a PCR test to confirm their results of the rapid test and self-isolate at home pending results.

St. Clair College will offer vaccines through the following avenues:

  • PharmaSave Pharmacy across from Windsor Crossing the weeks of August 16th and 23rd. Appointments can be made through the Health Centre.
  • The Campus Health Centre starting the week of August 30th. Vaccinations will take place Tuesdays at the Chatham Health Centre and Wednesdays at the Main Campus Health Centre. Appointments can be made through the Health Centre.
  • The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit will be setting up a pop-up vaccine clinic at Main Campus on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021. Chatham Public Health will have a pop-up vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 9th, 2021, in the study lounge in TSI.

“St. Clair College is committed to doing our part in increasing the rates of vaccination in our region,” said College President Patti France. “In turn, this will protect not only our College community, but the larger communities in Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent.”

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