Earlier this week, Ontario announced another development in the fight against COVID-19. The Province released a new vaccination policy for activities in higher-risk settings, including universities. While we wait for details, the University is finalizing our own strategy.
This September, all members of the University community — including students, staff, faculty, and librarians — will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or register in the University’s rapid screening program, where results will need to be uploaded regularly. This program also offers educational opportunities and access to vaccination clinics.
Some individuals have already been informed of the need to provide proof of vaccination (i.e., students living in residence; and students, faculty, and staff involved in varsity athletics and music performance in the Faculty of Music). They will follow the process communicated directly to them.
We understand that coping with the evolving COVID situation is not easy for many in the University community, and requires ongoing flexibility. We appreciate your hard work and commitment to the University of Toronto. We will share more details with you on the UTogether site soon.