Universities and colleges should follow Ontario’s medical officer of health on COVID requirements: government

Universities and colleges should follow the advice of the province’s chief medical officer of health regarding COVID-19 requirements at their facilities and not invent their own, a government spokesperson said.

“Throughout the pandemic, our government has always followed the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. We encourage all other institutions, including post-secondary schools, to do the same,” Scott Clark, spokesperson for the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, said in a statement.

Some post-secondary institutions across the province have chosen to implement COVID-related mandates ahead of the fall semester.

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At the University of Toronto, students living in residence halls must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster.

Ontario has long since lifted its COVID-19 requirements on the advice of Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore, including provincial mandates on masks and the requirement that vaccination policies be in place for various establishments.

“While post-secondary institutions are independent, we expect them to explore all available options to ensure all students can attend classes in person whenever possible,” Clark said.


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