If you are coming to campus it is important that you complete the steps outlined below before September 7 or well in advance of your first day on campus. These steps MUST be completed before you come to campus. You will not be able to do this upon arrival to enter the campus. Allow a minimum of 3 days to process submissions. If you are not required to be on campus this Fall, you may still submit proof of vaccination.
On August 31, 2021, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities released the Postsecondary Education Health Measures Framework for Fall 2021. Included in this framework were requirements for postsecondary institutions to have a COVID-19 vaccination policy in place by September 7, 2021, including requirements for providing proof of vaccination, exemptions, testing and an education program.
Mohawk College previously announced a vaccine requirement that complies with the Ministry’s framework. Beginning September 7, 2021, all employees, students, contractors, volunteers, guests and visitors attending Mohawk College facilities will be required to confirm that they have been fully vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization approved vaccine before entering a Mohawk facility.
Our top priority is your health and safety. The measures described in this policy statement provide protection in addition to the measures already implemented by the college.
Please note that regardless of your vaccination status, all requirements related to mandatory daily health screening, physical distancing and PPE (i.e., masks, face shields) remain in place for anyone attending a Mohawk facility this Fall. For more information on these requirements visit the Campus Access section of the college’s COVID-19 website.
Mohawk College reserves the right to update this policy statement as changes in public heath recommendations, regulations and laws occur.
- Proof of Vaccination
- Rapid Antigen Testing
- Contractors, Vendors, Visitors, Volunteers and Guests
- Collection, Documentation and Reporting
- Contacts and Resources
This policy statement applies to all students, employees, volunteers, contractors, visitors and vendors accessing Mohawk College campuses and other facilities under the control of Mohawk College. This policy statement will remain in place throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.
Existing disciplinary measures may apply to those who do not follow this policy statement.
Proof of vaccination will not be processed upon arrival. This MUST be done before you come to campus. Allow a minimum of 3 days to process submissions. You only need to provide proof of vaccination once.
Those who are not fully vaccinated by September 7, 2021 and those who have received an exemption for medical reasons will be required to do regular rapid antigen testing. Individuals who receive an exemption for anything other than medical reasons will be required to complete an education program and do regular rapid antigen testing.
“Fully vaccinated” means having received the dosage of one or more vaccines plus 14 days that provides full-protection in accordance with Ontario public health or World Health Organization guidance.