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COVID-19: U of T to require all those on campus to be vaccinated or have negative test result

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The University of Toronto will require all those intending to be present on campus this fall to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or face additional public health measures, including the need for a negative COVID-19 test result, school officials say.

The university detailed the requirement in a post on its website Wednesday.

Anyone going to a U of T campus will be required to declare their vaccination status online.

Read more: Western University requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination on campus

Those who say they aren’t vaccinated or answer “prefer not to say” will be required to complete rapid-screening tests two times a week and have a negative test result within 72 hours of going to campus, “among other public health measures,” the website said.

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The university previously announced that those living in residence will need to show proof of vaccination.

Students and staff participating in certain activities, including music performances, varsity athletics, and certain placements will also need to be vaccinated, university officials said.

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