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UWindsor Announces Mandatory Vaccinations For Staff, Faculty And Students

Friday August 13th, 2021, 1:14pm

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The University of Windsor has announced that it will require all staff, faculty, and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Health Canada-approved vaccine beginning this fall.

At least a first dose of a vaccine will be required by September 1st, 2021, and a second dose will be required by October 1st, 2021. Accommodations will be made for vaccination exemptions for medical reasons or under grounds protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

All members of the University of Windsor community returning to campus will be required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status, and regular testing protocols will be established for those who are not vaccinated and/or have received accommodations.

“The health and safety of our campus community is our number one priority,” said Dr. Robert Gordon, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Windsor. “We have a responsibility to encourage vaccination, not only for the promotion of a healthy campus environment but as a partner in the Windsor-Essex community supporting broader public health protection.”

The University is joining other postsecondary institutions across the province and the country, who are also taking these steps to ensure their communities are vaccinated against COVID-19.

“The University’s announcement today is a critical step in our collective fight against COVID-19,” said Dr. Wajid Ahmed, Medical Officer of Health for the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit.  “We are currently facing a potential 4th wave, and we must all work together to mitigate any further damaging health, social and economic impacts for our region.”

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