Fanshawe announces details of COVID-19 vaccination policy

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As announced last week, Fanshawe College will implement a COVID-19 vaccination policy for all students, employees, contractors and visitors who attend any Fanshawe campus this fall.

The Ontario government recently released policy guidelines for post-secondary institutions, and Fanshawe is now able to confirm the details of the College’s policy, which will come into effect on September 7, 2021.

As of November 5, 2021, those coming to any Fanshawe campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption. Those with an approved exemption will be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test within the last 72 hours.

Those who are not fully vaccinated and who do not have an approved medical exemption will not be permitted on campus as of November 5. This date was chosen to allow a grace period for those who are not yet fully vaccinated to receive both doses and reach the 14-day waiting period after the second dose.

“Fanshawe’s COVID-19 vaccination policy is being developed to help protect our students and employees who must come on campus,” says Brenda Henry, senior manager of Environment Health, Safety and Emergency Service. “We recognize the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our region, and we are committed to keeping our community safe.”

Fanshawe is maintaining limited capacity on campus, with approximately 60 per cent of students studying fully online in the fall 2021 semester. Guidelines remain in place related to physical distancing, face coverings and daily COVID-19 screening.

Until November 5, 2021, staff, students, visitors and contractors who are not yet fully vaccinated may come to campus and an education program about the benefits of being vaccinated will be provided.

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