St Catharines university insisting students be COVID-19 vaccinated before returning to campus

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Published August 13, 2021 at 3:14 pm

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After announcing a couple of weeks ago that all students staying in residence, as well as all student-athletes, would need to be COVID-19 vaccinated, Brock University has now made it a blanket rule.

The St Catharines university is now saying all students, faculty and even visitors who wish to come onto the campus must have at least one vaccination by September 7 with a second shot scheduled before October 15.

And to be clear, no one is being taken at their word. Said the university in a release, “All members of the Brock community returning to campus will be required to attest to their COVID-19 vaccination status and be prepared to furnish proof of vaccination to the University.”

Brock is the latest post-secondary institution to mandate vaccinations for on campus activities as universities and colleges across Ontario are getting more rigorous on COVID-19 prevention, especially with the Delta variant now appearing in the Niagara Region.

“The health and well-being of the Brock community remains the University’s top priority,” said the university. “Vaccination against COVID-19 is, by far, the best way to protect the community against the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the return to campus this fall is as safe as it can be.”

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