Niagara College Canada will retain its current vaccine policies until at least the end of the winter term to provide certainty to students and employees.
The policy follows the guidelines released by Colleges Ontario. This association represents the province’s 24 public colleges and advocates for legislative changes to improve the quality of programs available to students.
- Niagara College will continue its current vaccine policies until at least the conclusion of the winter semester to provide students and workers with certainty.
- The decision is in line with a statement issued by Colleges Ontario, representing the province’s 24 colleges.
- In preparation for the start of the Winter 2022 Term, Niagara College altered its processes to prioritize the health and safety of its students and workers.
Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health mandates that Ontario’s colleges, universities, and hospitals implement COVID-19 vaccination policies, which require staff to get their shots. Niagara College, among other colleges, will maintain its critical vaccination policies to ensure the safety and security of its community.
On Jan. 10, Niagara College changed its protocols in preparation for the commencement of the Winter 2022 Term, putting the health and safety of its students and employees first.
The changes are in response to increased COVID cases caused by the more virulent omicron strain and provincial efforts to prevent the virus from spreading.
Niagara College has changed its masking policy to require medical-grade masks on campus to protect the health and safety of the college community.
For those who arrive without a facial covering for the winter term, appropriate masks were available at specified access points.
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